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Forum topic by basswood posted 01-16-2014 12:53 AM 1343 views 2 times favorited 16 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-16-2014 12:53 AM

I’ve done a few of these. They usually pique some interest. Do you see what I did here? :)


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#1 posted 01-16-2014 12:56 AM

That’s a nice looking pocket door setup. Unique.

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#2 posted 01-16-2014 01:35 AM

It’s a square door in an arched doorway. I like it.

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#3 posted 01-16-2014 01:56 AM

Thanks Bob and Bondo,

It didn’t take you long to recognize the trick there. Just something you don’t see every day.

Here is one I did last spring with a Tudor Arch in plaster this time:


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#4 posted 01-16-2014 01:59 AM

That looks so much nicer than the usual pocket door!

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#5 posted 01-16-2014 02:04 AM

Very cool, thanks for sharing all of these ideas, I have enjoyed looking at all of your ideas and work.

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#6 posted 01-16-2014 02:10 AM

Looks good, just wondering if you have any pics with the door closed? Is that a store bought door, or did you make it as well?.

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#7 posted 01-16-2014 02:31 AM

Thanks ALL,

Here is a shot of the first door and it is a standard arched top door, nothing custom except the opening :


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#8 posted 01-16-2014 03:44 AM

Nice work, A clever idea and a good look.

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#9 posted 01-16-2014 04:36 AM

Thanks basswood, I was wondering how the arch of the panel lined up with the arch of the casing. Did pretty good,
The width of the stiles seems a little off, looks like a little bit off the leading edge would have taken care of that.
Like all your work. You do good stuff.

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#10 posted 01-16-2014 01:50 PM


The door received hardware and a stop molding on the right after I took that photo. The stop evened out the reveal, but your method would work too.

Thanks, Brian


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#11 posted 01-16-2014 02:02 PM

I think that it adds a very nice touch to a home and the like of a swinging door also saves some room. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#12 posted 01-16-2014 08:14 PM

Really nice work. I expect to see a few of those in upcoming project posts from other lumberjocks working on their own houses… :)

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#13 posted 01-16-2014 08:19 PM

I dig it. Nice job

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#14 posted 01-17-2014 05:14 PM

Nice trick. Now the sequel would be to make the rest of the doors match. Job security!!

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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#15 posted 01-18-2014 02:00 AM

Charles, Nicholas, Greg, and Gary, Thanks for the kind words.

I like projects that are a little out of the ordinary.

Here are a couple of shots of another one I did with curved shoulders on the door:


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