Reply To: Exterior Door – Laminate Stiles and rails

Glynne Pritchard

Sven, interesting thoughts. To be honest Ive made many exterior gates but never even thought about laminating as all faces are in the same atmosphere.

On your second reflection. The grain on inner boards would be turned so that the natural tendency of warp would be to pull in the opposite direction, still worth thinking about. I suppose selection of timber would be of essence to prevent major twisting or cupping force.

Glue as long as its correctly applied and clamped any waterproof glue (titebond or similar) is stronger than the wood itself. I know this through experience, having repaired many broken guitar necks and having to repair new splits a few years later.

Any other musings are more than welcome.