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Just finished up the new front door for my house. It’s an Arts and Crafts style, to go with the bungalow style house that I’m building. It’s made of White Ash. The rails and stiles where made from 8/4, planed down to 1 3/4” and the floating panels are 1/2” thick. It has a walnut and cherry mix stain. So far it has about 8 coats of pure tung oil. Glass is textured glass I got at a stained glass store.

-- Tim



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Dick, & Barb Cain

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posted 08-07-2008 05:43 PM

Great looking door, & great craftsmanship. Ash is beautiful wood.

That door would look great on my house, but I guess it wouldn’t fit my 32” opening.

-- ** Dick, & Barb Cain *************** http://lumberjocks.com/jocks/Chipncut

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posted 08-07-2008 06:53 PM

Thanks, Dick. When you make it from scratch, it can be any size, so get busy.

-- Tim

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PaBull

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posted 08-08-2008 01:54 AM

Very nice, i am doing a lot with tung oil in the house, floor, cabinets.

I have never build a door. I do not have the tools for it.

Thanks for sharing.

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PaBull

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posted 08-08-2008 07:30 AM

Tenontim, did you put ONLY tung on the door? The tung oil i use is not ment for extrior use UNLESS you use it as a primer and put a extrior varnish over it.

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posted 08-08-2008 02:04 PM

I use pure tung oil from Real Milk Paint Co. http://www.realmilkpaint.com/oil.html It’s not a finish, but pure oil. There are no varnishes or driers in it. I use a 50/50 mixture of tung oil and mineral spirits. You should work down to a 100% application, but it will take a long time to dry. Normally on furniture I will get it down to about a 90/10 mix. It works great, and although there is no UV protection, if you keep the wood from drying out, it won’t change color. Check out the site. They have a lot of tutorials.

-- Tim

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posted 08-08-2008 03:55 PM

Thanks Tim, nice to learn something new. But I think this process is a little lenthy for me, I’ll never get my house done.

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tenontim

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posted 08-08-2008 04:03 PM

I’ve been working on my house for 3 years. I’m not really in a hurry anymore. My wife says it’s the furniture maker thing. Trying to much for perfection. Oh well.

-- Tim

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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posted 08-08-2008 05:07 PM

Thanks Tim!

I thought you’d ship it to me.LOL

I guess I’ll have to make my own then.

-- ** Dick, & Barb Cain *************** http://lumberjocks.com/jocks/Chipncut

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posted 08-12-2008 04:35 PM

Tim, could you do a “project” or “blog” thing and show us your house and the progress you made?

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tenontim

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posted 08-12-2008 05:21 PM

I’m getting close to finishing up the woodwork in the house and I’ll try to get things cleaned up a little and take some more photos.

-- Tim

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posted 08-13-2008 07:27 AM

Thanks, can’t wait…

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MRTRIM

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posted 08-16-2008 05:38 PM

exellent job on the door tim !

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Outnmbrd

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posted 10-02-2011 05:15 PM

Nice looking door! good job!

-- It's never done...

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lilredweldingrod

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posted 10-07-2011 01:40 AM

Tim, That is one nice door. I have only made a redwood screen door. Did you or how did you seal the raised panels to keep air from passing through?

-- Yesterday I could not spell welder; Today I are one.

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posted 10-07-2011 01:56 AM

I made the panels fit the grooves fairly tightly. I also use screen door spline in them, so they can expand and contract and not rattle. I guess that also must work as a seal, since I’ve never noticed any air coming in, even on our windiest days.

-- Tim

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