|Forum topic by richgreer||posted 895 days ago||815 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
895 days ago
All the woodwork in our house is cherry (cabinets, crown molding, doors, etc.). There is one exception – the front door is white oak. The reason is obvious. The outside of the front door is exposed to weather and cherry does not hold up well to weather.
I’m considering making a door that is white oak on the outside and cherry on the inside. I would do this by gluing up rails, stiles and panels with oak and cherry. I’ve never seen this or heard of it being done, but it seems doable.
There is a lot of experience and wisdom on this board. Has anyone ever heard of this and/or seen one? Does anyone have any thoughts on potential problems with this approach (other than it will be a lot of work)?
Thanks in advance for the excellent advice I know I will get.
-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.