|Forum topic by lepelerin||posted 12-08-2013 12:30 AM||1238 views||0 times favorited||11 replies|
12-08-2013 12:30 AM
One more time I am asking for your advices and help here. The right community to get the right solution.
A friend of mine asked me if I could make a door for his basement room. From the way his house is designed it would not be practical to have one regular size door. We agreed that 2 narrower doors would be better.
Each door would be 15.5” wide by 6’6”. The door will be oiled, waxed … no paint. I want to keep the price as low as possible. I do have multiple questions:
I was thinking to use hard wood for the door frame and maybe for the panels.
Price will certainly dictated the wood and the go ahead on this project.
My first concern is the size of the slides and rails.
As you can see in the diagram, there will be 2 stained glass on the top and 2 longer panels (E) for the rest of the door.
Quarter sawn wood?
How thick the frame should be? I was thinking about 1.25” to 1.5”. Is it enough?
How thick the panels should be? 1/2” to 3/4”. Is it OK?
Which width should the stiles be (A). Is 3” appropriate (too narrow, too wide?)
Which width should the rails be (B, C, D)?
Thank you in advance for your comments, tips, advices, recommendations. All input will be read and appreciated.