July 19th 2003: The day was spent building the the two entrance doors out of oak. The first job was to plane the green oak oak to size - or should I say, air-dried oak as all the 4" by 2" green oak was by now dry after standing in the garden for three months.
Sawing the tenons of the cross members
Drilling the mortices, followed by chiselling
The two doors fitted together for the first time
The routed slot for the base panel made from oak-faced ply
Gluing the doors
Glued and cramped over night
Planing the shoji frames - I'll need quite a few.
July 20th 2003: Today I'll concentrate on making the door shoji frames.
Cutting to fit the opening - all I need now is hinges
Routing the rebate to fit the toughened glass
Routing out the shoji frames in the doors
Gluing the shoji frames
Looking nice resting in situ
July 26th 2003: Time to hang the doors!
The LHS door hinged and the draft strip nailed to the frame
The brass hinges
After a lot of planing and hacking, both doors are now hanging
Showing the draft excluder
The door open fully back to touch the front walls
The doors in place, just the lock and bolts to fit I guess.
16th August 2003: Placed all the door fittings today
Lock and handles fitted