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Workshop doors

comments (2) October 7th, 2008 in Reader's Gallery

AustinTom AustinTom, member
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Wood is alder. I'll never do diagonals again!


Design or Plan used: My own design

posted in: Reader's Gallery, alder, door


Comments (2)

AustinTom AustinTom writes: Regarding expansion, I guessed a lot. Because each door is broken into multiple panels, I based the expansion on the total width of the stiles. Most of the surface area is in the panels which float so I ignored that expansion other than to allow room for in the dadoes. After installation I ended up with a little less gap between the doors than I intended so the doors do rub a little when they are at their maximum expansion. Someday I may plane of a little bit of one of the doors but handling those isn’t fun because they are very heavy.
Posted: 2:22 pm on October 25th

John_Como John_Como writes: Beautiful. How did you account for expansion?
Posted: 2:23 pm on October 21st

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