Greetings to all good folk,
Hope this is the right place to ask a question on choice of wood for a project.
I'm thinking of making my own interior doors, 5 in total, out of solid wood. Just getting my thoughts together and doing my homework investigating before I jump in the deep end. Shaker style, 2 panel, very simple easy and clean looking. What wood species should I use ? I've been hearing eastern white pine is adequate. I don't like knotty anything. All our trim in the house is wood grain stained golden amber color, so I will not be painting the doors. Attached is a couple pictures of generally the idea. These go for like $400+ and I have to think I can build a less expensive model of my own, if for nothing else than the pride of doing so. Thanks in advance for help.
I would suggest using Poplar, Pine is very soft and I'm not a big fan of Pine for doors..you will see dents in the door in very short time.
Yes sir. Plus I have younger kids and everything is treated like an expendable toy... ;)
I had also noticed there's something about the optimal % of humidity in the wood, or something like that? Anything I should be aware of ? Other than just getting the most high quality wood that I can afford, it shouldn't matter too much right ? They are all going to change with temperature changes over the seasons. I live in New England/ MA. Not too extreme either way, but it has it's excessive hot and cold spells.
I would suggest that you get your stock from a indoor lumber yard (not HD/Lowes) than stack the stock up in the shop for a week or so b/4 you mill it ,than after you do it put them in the house for a week or so b/4 you hang them..
Am I the only one to see the title of the thread and start humming 'Riders on the storm' ?
No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn...
(sorry, coundn't resist. One of my favourite lines.)
Ash might be worth a look
I actually thought of The Soft Parade.
I actually just got back from a few hours of trying to price this whole thing out. A reputable lumber co has eastern white pine high grade 2x 6 KD S4S at $5.28 /ft. I still need to investigage rough lumber, of course. but even at that, I somewhat priced it at just the wood being $125+ for the door only. I may just go 6 panel store bought for $125 and do the jamb and moldings myself. Dunno. Thank you all for your help, I'll let you know if I break on through to the other side, of a decision that is.
Never heard that one. Translation please.
|All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:53 PM.|
Powered by vBulletin® - Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.