I got a really good finish on this threshold, and I think my calculus
for creating the color matches the other ones.
I'll put on a skirt on the bottom tomorrow, but otherwise, it's done.
Still accepting any criticisms.
Not a biggie, but you will probably come to regret that sharp-edged 45
degree bevel on the outside. That is where the finish will wear off
first, and if anybody in hard boots stubs their foot on it, may even
splinter. I wouldn't do anything now, but when it comes time to
refinish, I'd ease those crisp edges with a sander. I don't remember- is
that door exposed to weather, or is that porch covered? If that brick
has ANY chance of ever being wet, I'd hold the skirt up off it.
Gosh, I hope not. I guess if I have to refinish it, I can route it with
a bigger bit. One doesn't have to destroy it to remove it.
I was going to make it the depth of the oak, which is 1-1/2" and shoot
it on to be flusk with the bottom of the threshold.
Gotta go do it!
You may come to regret using red oak. It doesn't stand up well to
weather, it's very porous, sucks up water, discolors when it gets
wet... I think you're started a new hobby - keeping that threshold
You started a new thread, instead of adding on to the original thread
you started - which is preferred, but I believe I mentioned using Ipe
in that thread. Ipe would probably have cost you less than that clear
oak, and Ipe has none of red oak's issues.
I started a new thread since the context has shifted.
The red oak was porous, but not after several coats of exterior poly.
The exterior poly also takes care of the sucking up water question.
Would you not put poly on the threshold?
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