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    schs0018
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    I needed a door for the down stairs half bathroom and decided to make a project out of it. Originally, I was going to use whiteboards and plywood until I saw some cedar at Lowe’s. I could not resist and made it out of 2×4 frames and 1×8 glued panels.

    I through haunch mortises the corners, blind mortises around the handle for strength and plough planed the inside edge for the panel. I planed the edge of the panels and grove to 3/8 inch. It took me a while working on it after work, but I am very proud of the finished product. It is raw wood and I don’t plan on putting finish on it. If the bathroom had a shower I might, but the raw wood looks so good.

    - Jacksonville, Florida

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    schs0018
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    Some more pics.

    - Jacksonville, Florida

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    #16056
    Steve Follis
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    Nice job Spencer!!

    That is one heck of a project! Did you get any help out of your better half?

    Memphis, Tennessee

    #16058
    cpetersen1970
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    Looks like a well made door, Spencer. Love the look of natural cedar.

    #16064
    Charles Cleland
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    Looks well done! I would suggest reconsidering your finish idea, or lack thereof. Even a single coat of shellac or something similar will keep it from picking up oils/dirt from your hands. A coat of shellac followed by wax at the minimum will allow you to wipe off stains, rather than plane or sand them off.

    Washington State, USA
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    #16110
    schs0018
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    Thanks everyone. I combined the legs of the workbench with the panel of the clock. I have not had time to do the projects, but I watch, learn and apply.

    – Steve – Shivella is working on the spoon. She is into more art than function.

    - Jacksonville, Florida

    #16120
    david o’sullivan
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    nice job spencer . i defiantly give it a coat of something though .a coat or two of danish oil will keep the natural look. looks great. whats the price of cedar over there out of interest.

    "we can learn what to do, by doing" Aristotle

    #16125
    Steve Follis
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    Spencer, you guys make a great team! Tell Shivella to post pictures, then we can try to figure out if they came from you or her!

    Memphis, Tennessee

    #16129

    Great work Spencer) Thanks for shearing with us)

    Toronto, Canada

    #16133
    Eddy Flynn
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    great job Spencer well done

    Eddy .. Liverpool, Merseyside, UK
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    #16233
    schs0018
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    David, A 1″x10″ by 8 foot was 12 dollars. I needed three for the panels. I forget what the 2×4’s cost. Overall pretty cheap. They had some huge knots though. Solid as a rock, but nothing a sharp chisel can’t cut through.

    Steve, I will keep you all updated on the progress of her work. She has not been in the shop much lately. She has not been feeling well (Making a baby!!!).

    - Jacksonville, Florida

    #16234
    Steve Follis
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    Congratulations Spencer and Shivella!! I’m really happy for you guys!

    Maybe we need to get Paul to do a project on a crib!

    Memphis, Tennessee

    #16242
    George Bridgeman
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    Great job, Spencer. It’s amazing how many things you can build just with a frame and panel design!

    George.

    "To know and not do is to not know"

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