How difficult is it to make an exterior door ? Are there basic plans
available to follow. Would like to make a pair of solid knotty pine doors
in some type of full panel style. Any suggestions or directions on where to
find plans would be greatly appreciated
Its not that difficult, if you have a sufficient number of clamps and the
space required to mill and layout the doors. Freud makes a very nice entry
door set that allows you to mill the integral tenon any length you need.
The October issue of Woodworkers Journal (on the newstands now) has an
article on making paneled passage doors using a router and bits available
from Freud. Although not an exterior door, the methods used for cutting and
fitting are the same. I don't think knotty pine would be a good choice for
"TimR" < firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
I hope you are not talking about southern yellow pine
as a door material. Building the door is trivial with
the proper tools,clamps and cutters.
Using the correct materials would be VERY important.
The other question is "why would you want to build a door"
over going down to the store and buying one ???
When you buy the correct cutters, even using a router,
you are spending as much as a decent door costs.
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