Whilst driving around hither and yon, when I see scrap lumber being
thrown out, I hit the brakes and acquire it. Most recent find was an
exterior door with deadbolt and quality hinges. Based on the doors
appearance and hardware, I would hazard a guess that it is post WWII
fabrication, but who knows?
Anyway. Turned out I had an immediate use for the door. It had a
small window just the right size for a cat door, so I cut the door
down to fit into an open window. Works great.
BUT - point of the question is this. Door is standard size roughly
6~7 feet tall and 36 wide. IT WAS ONE HEAVY SUNNUVA GUN! Upon
cutting out the desired portion, I discovered it was made of
approximately 36 1" wide blocks of wood - Maple? laminated together,
running the height of the door. The exterior was of some appearance
quality wood, say 1/8th inch thick ? - like a veneer.
So how long were/are doors made like this? I swear, I haven't moved
one this heavy before. It was all I could do to get it on the truck.
It set me to thinking that, if I find another one, without a window in
it, I will have myself one serious bench top for my new woodworking