The Door

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

Tenons finished!

Drilling the mortices, followed by chiselling

The two doors fitted together for the first time
 - only took a morning to make

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.
I've decided to make them 8mm thick

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

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