Friday, 24 February 2012

Oak Front Door.

OK, I have just finished this Oak front door, The brief was simple...we want a solid Oak front door. Now this might seem simple at first, couple of stiles, bottom rail, top rail, a few panels, easy yes? Well what my clients wanted wasn't to be your bog standard frame and panel door, oh no what they wanted was a slab door. Now you can't make a door from one piece, that just isn't practical (though it would look nice), so I suggested that we made the door from five pieces and glue them together, this makes it a bit more stable for seasonal changes, but not foolproof. I'll just go ahead and show you the finished door I think.

You will notice that the head and the top of the door are curved, this made the whole door a joy to make (I will forget about lugging it about, though I doubt my back will).

You can see on the back how I have some very slightly raised bearers, how will they hold anything I hear you ask.

The answer is, I used large sliding dovetails.

I'm going to fit tomorrow, so will update with finished pictures then.
Thanks for looking.

1 comment:

  1. I really like that, Mark. The dovetailed bearers are a neat solution that look really good.

    Cheers ;-)

    Paul Chapman