|Forum topic by yellowtruck75||posted 09-06-2012 10:26 AM||3009 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
09-06-2012 10:26 AM
I got an order for 3 walnut interior doors. All three doors are barn style doors that will be suspended from a raila nd slid side to side. I need some feedback on my construction methods.
The first two doors are a matching set (7’ x 4’) and they will be 6 rails with 2 floating panels and 2 glass windows on top. I will be using 6/4 walnut milled down to 1 3/8” for the rails and the panels will be 4/4 walnut milled down to 3/4”. The rails will all be joined with 10MM Beech Dominos and the panels will be joined with 4MM dominos and float in the panels.
The 3rd door is a single door and will be 7’ tall by 33” wide. Thsi door will be a large center 3/4” panel with a 3” wide 1” thick rail around the panel and then a 4 1/4” wide 1 3/8” thick rail as the outside. I wil be using 10MM dominos for the two outside rails and I will use 4MM dominos for the center panel. The center panel will be mortised into the first rail by 1/2” and then the same thing for the center rail to the outside.
I want to make sure that these doors don’t twist and warp over time. I will be using an oil finish on the doors so that it really shows off the natural grain. This is the first time building doors so hopefully I used the right terms for the doors parts.
I was going to use walnut veneer for the center panels but I am afraid that the veneer will finish differently than the solid walnut.