Door Sanding and Finishing Stand
Had a couple doors to finish and didnít want to fight finishing a side at a time, so I came up with this jig.
Obviously, this has been done countless times before, but I had trouble finding hints at what others used, so I just went for it and thought I'd share it here, in case others had doors to finish and were looking for ideas on handling them.
The same thing could be done using saw horses and a couple screws or nails, but the legs get in the way. I had some 2◊4 scraps I used, with other scraps, to make this.
Initially, I made the supports just tall enough to clear the door when I spun it. It worked beautifully, but bending over to sand and finish proved hard on the back. As such, I added a couple 2x's to raise the doors to a bit above waist and that made working the second door a breeze.
The pipe is just conduit and is secured in the pieces of ply by way of a screw. The pipe slips in a hole I drilled in the door ends. However, the doors are heavy and I didnít want to put all their weight on the (approx. 3/8Ē walls around the holes I drilled, so I drilled holes in plywood scraps and screwed those onto the end of the door to take some of the stress off the areas at the holes.
The door spins nicely for sanding and finishing both sides.
The reason I have what you want is, I never lent it out before.
Scraps are a myth.