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How to create a pyramidal panel for a door?

I am working on a design for a hardwood door that would feature square, pyramidal panels. In masonry such shapes are called "diamonds". The question is how to shape the panels and do the joinery into ...
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Refinishing an “antique” storm door

I recognize that this may be more appropriate for DIY, but what I'm doing hies pretty closely to classic woodworking, so let's give it a try. I've read a few Q&A related to refinishing wooden ...
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How hard is it to replace a hollow-core door with a solid one? [closed]

The pantry door in my kitchen is a hollow-core door. There's quite a lot of wasted space between the door and the existing shelves, that I'd like to utilize by hanging full-width, full-height, 8"-10' ...
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Evenly deepen a rounded hinge mortise

I have a door that is rubbing at the bottom corner away from the hinge. The gap between the door and the frame on the hinge edge is wider at the top of the door. I think the culprit is the middle ...
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Should I use Full Overlay or Half Overlay hinges?

I want to install two doors on this cabinet using European (concealed) hinges. They will be installed on a Frameless structure made of 18mm panels on the outside and a 27mm panel on the inside that is ...
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Install Door Frame and Bifold Doors

We have a storage room, where a Water Heater, Forced Air compartments, and Electric box are installed as shown in Fig. 1. I am planning to install a wooden wall around all of these, which looks solid ...
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What is the name of doors that open everywhere by being pushed on in only one part?

I want to design a kind of contemporary door that I've seen before where it opens by splitting down the middle, and if you push on only one half of the door, the other half still opens at the same ...
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How can I cut a custom height wooden door threshold? Table saw & planer

I have a piece of 2x8 redwood, and need to make a threshold for the following inswing door configuration: The door is exterior inswing with no overhang at all (Mediterranean style home). I have ...
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full length stiles versus full width rails on doors

Why are doors typically designed with full length stiles instead of full width rails? I'm building a two bin composter with side doors. The hinges will be on the face of the door (strap hinges) ...
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How to glue hardwood to plywood core door?

I'd like to create a modern interior door. No rails/stiles. Just horizontal stacked panels stained. I plan to use maple or birch. I don't want to use a paper-thin hardwood veneer plywood. I've read ...
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Stop the “wet look” of top coat on grey wood

I am almost done with an interior office door project.The doors are massive (8ft tall) Fir doors that I grayed with vinegar and steel wool. My wife loves the color and all the testing I have done ...
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Door repairable?

Friend got a little rough original doors would like to repair lost some slivers of wood, what do you think? Thanks
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Best way of building an interior door with screen

I'm looking to replace an interior door with one that is mostly pet-proof mesh screen (like a patio door). I've come up empty on the "just buy it" front and am now looking at making one. My first ...
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Minimising Kerf on deep opening doors on box project

See attached image, which is a draft plan for a sewing machine box I'd like to make for my wife. Notice how the doors are quite deep (they'll have shelves inside). I'm wondering what the best way is ...
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door jamb groove?

The jambs of an (c 1950?) exterior door I removed have a 3/16" deep groove on the back side near the outside edge. I'm wondering what the purpose was.
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Fire Protection of Plywood

I need to build a small door between my garage and my attic. The rest of the wall is plaster on button board and is about the equivalent of 5/8" sheetrock. If I doubled up two sheets of 3/4" plywood, ...
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Advise on hinge type for face frame cabinet making

im making a cabinet (not the tradition type). I will need a hinge for face frame type, with fully inset doors, and the frame and the door will only be 3/4". plus i only have 2 1/4" of space from the ...
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How to cut an opening and door out of 3/4" Plywood

I want to cut a mostly rectangular hole out of a piece of 3/4" plywood about 21" wide by 32" tall. I would like the corners to be somewhat rounded (about a 1" - 2" radius), and I want to rehang the ...
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How can I increase the door trim depth while maintaining structural integrity for a pull-up bar?

I have recently purchased a door way pull-up bar, however the trim on one side (referred to hereafter as the "back" side) is not thick enough for the pull-up bar's (unable to find official ...
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Direction of grain when making stiles and rails for a door

Some years ago I saw an article about how to rip wood and put the pieces together again so the twisting was reduced (part A twisted opposite part B so the result still was straight). I have since ...
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What kind of wood should I use for a storm door?

I need to make a new storm door since the previous one rotted. It was made of pine and developed decay quite quickly in the dado slots holding floating panels. I am thinking about using cedar ...
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How can I make a sliding interior 'barn' door?

I want to make a door similar to this: What kind of wood would you recommend and what would be the best way to build it? I am guessing it would need to be reinforced from the back?