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I'm in Denver, CO and am going to make new and replace all my interior doors (currently those flat, thin veneer hollow core ones from 1980's). The new doors will be painted white and range in size from 24" to 36". I originally thought poplar would be a great choice, but then read a few comments on people saying it warps too much, even on cabinet doors. Since interior doors are huge and will look and work aweful if warped, what species should I consider using? Soft Maple? Birch? Ash? Mix? For stiles and rails, I'll probably use the technique of laminating two 4/4's together. For the panels, I'll either use ply or joined 4/4 panels; I'm open for better alternatives if anyone has good reason for them. And so you know the design for component purposes, it's the 3rd from the top left on the interior door section of the following link:

Door Idea Gallery | Simpson Door


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Hi DJ

Where are you in Denver ?

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I'm in Denver, CO and am going to make new and replace all my interior doors (currently those flat, thin veneer hollow core ones from 1980's). The new doors will be painted white and range in size from 24" to 36". I originally thought poplar would be a great choice, but then read a few comments on people saying it warps too much, even on cabinet doors. Since interior doors are huge and will look and work aweful if warped, what species should I consider using? Soft Maple? Birch? Ash? Mix? For stiles and rails, I'll probably use the technique of laminating two 4/4's together. For the panels, I'll either use ply or joined 4/4 panels; I'm open for better alternatives if anyone has good reason for them. And so you know the design for component purposes, it's the 3rd from the top left on the interior door section of the following link:

Door Idea Gallery | Simpson Door


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I'd say pretty much central.
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Hi thanks for the feed back

I would say I'm say pretty much south west Den.

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Lol, sorry for vague answer. Being careful with internet. Who knows who else is lurking...and I like the tools I've come up with so far to stay around for awhile.

Any experience on door wood species that works for around here?
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Hi DJ

No big deal my dog loves fresh meat and me and Mr.Colt have deal, I load him and he puts out the slug.. if they get by the Alarm system...

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No big deal my dog loves fresh meat and me and Mr.Colt have deal, I load him and he puts out the slug.. if they get by the Alarm system...

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If you're going to paint them, you could use 1/2-inch MDF for the panels. No worries about them warping. Any hardwood should be stable enough for the rails and stiles. Use a strong joint, such as mortise and tenon (or its close cousin, the floating tenon) to join the rails to the stiles. Don't make any tenon more than ten times wider than its thickness--make multiple tenons instead.
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If you're going to paint them, you could use 1/2-inch MDF for the panels. No worries about them warping. Any hardwood should be stable enough for the rails and stiles. Use a strong joint, such as mortise and tenon (or its close cousin, the floating tenon) to join the rails to the stiles. Don't make any tenon more than ten times wider than its thickness--make multiple tenons instead.
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No big deal my dog loves fresh meat and me and Mr.Colt have deal, I load him and he puts out the slug.. if they get by the Alarm system...

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"I load him and he puts out the slug"

Hey BJ.. Does that apply to the gun *and* the dog?

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