|Forum topic by jasoncarpentry||posted 11-27-2014 12:46 AM||1120 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
11-27-2014 12:46 AM
I’m making a threshold for a 6-foot-long opening between two rooms in my daughter’s house. The opening itself is about 3”-4” wide, and is filled w/ a mixture of 2×4’s, 4×4’s, old masonry, etc. In short, it’s really ugly!
I bought an oak 1×8 and planed it down to 5/8” thick (which may have been my first mistake). Now it turns out that the vertical difference between the floors in the two rooms isn’t constant along the entire 6 feet. Instead, it’s 1/2” at one end and 7/8” at the other end.
My first thought is to cut one or more tapered pieces of oak and glue them onto the bottom of the long piece to fill the gap. I have a table saw, a tapering jig, and some scrap pieces of oak flooring.
To make matters more complicated, I want to cut a slight lengthwise chamfer (5-10 degrees) on each side of the threshold. All of the wooden thresholds I’ve seen have this feature. Any advice you folks can give would be greatly appreciated!
-- Jim in Tennessee