Sunday, 12 June 2011

Oak ledged and braced doors

I've been meaning to get these finished for a couple of weeks, but have been tied up on the wardrobe job. These are going to look very traditional, and the oak is stunning. Starting with a pile of machined timber...

 Then apply the ledges and braces

Then nail, I'm using hand-made looking nails for this(that cost a small fortune), and they look great.


All nailed in place.


Two down one to go.


I will get these finished this week with a view to fit the following, thanks for looking.

5 comments:

  1. Are the boards tapered mate? They look great.

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  2. Yes mate, I've seen some old doors around these parts done the same, I really like the effect, and might do my kitchen doors the same. There is no waste either, except the sap, which I wouldn't use anyway.

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  3. I came back to this posting after seeing the whole room post because I wondered the same about the taper. When I first saw them here, I assumed a camera trick. I love that look; definitely something worth stealing, er, using. Well done. Like the nails, too. Have no idea where I could find that on this side of the pond.

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  4. I am looking for an old barn or ledger and brace door in an old weathered timber look or an old chipped paint look with black cast hinges & slidder. Do you know where I can find one you can email me on thorpej@ctmtiles.com. Thanks Jacquie

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  5. Hello Jacquie, I can only suggest you look in reclamation yards or check on ebay, they do come up from time to time.

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