|Forum topic by indianwoodchipper||posted 507 days ago||1274 views||0 times favorited||50 replies|
507 days ago
I am a novice who has been following this site for quite sometime. I finally signed up since I needed to ask all you experts a question which is causing much tension at home…
I decided to take the plunge a year ago bought a few basic machines from Grizzly, an HF dust collector, some pipe clamps on craigslist some 4/4 Ash lumber from CR Mutterspaw & started making some sawdust. The goal was a interior (hanging) sliding door (which my wife rough sketched see attached jpg)
The door dims are 48” wide x 83” tall x 1.5” thick (including frame thickness)
Following the advice on this site, I let the lumber adjust to my garage, jointed and planed it and let is sit some more. Then planed it to final dims.
I built the door frame (see attached door.jpg rear side) using mortise & tenon joinery for all joints… it was quite an experience. Checked for squareness and did the glue-up
Then I did an edge to edge glue-up of all the panels and joined it to the frame using #10 screws, countersunk them. I learned about cauls too late & had to touch up a few misaligned glue joints with a low angle block plane & a brand new handheld orbital sander … as you can imagine the $$ are adding up and still no door :-).. but who is questioning anyway
Finally door was completed, i primed & painted it (ours is not to question why..) per request. The inlay panel which you can see in the pictures were stained and finished with some Varathane protectant.
The door was heavy (of course) but in decent shape. I attached the hardware and hung it. Within a couple of days the door has bowed making it a sore topic….There cannot be that much difference since this was assembled in our 2-car attached garage. Please see picture.
What can I do to salvage this? Can it be salvaged? What did I do to screw this up? Any advice would be huge
-- With ambitions always far exceeding my skill