Front Door Trim

Blog series by Dan Lyke consisting of 4 parts so far

Part 1: A door well hung

04-28-2008 06:55 PM by Dan Lyke | 5 comments »

On the left, how it looked when we moved in, on the right, how it looks as of right now. The ugly “security” door on the front has always bothered me. It’s indicative of a bad neighborhood, where people don’t trust their neighbors, and we were very sure that it was an over-reaction by a person growing old and settling into their fears, otherwise we wouldn’t have bought the place. Thus it’s been important to me that we replace it fairly quickly. We&...

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Part 2: A couple pieces of trim

05-13-2008 05:34 PM by Dan Lyke | 3 comments »

The progress on the new front door continues. In my previous front door update, I’d mocked up a couple of images of what the trim might look like, including a few curves. We put a couple of pieces up there, taped out a few curves just to be sure, and rather than having just a touch of whimsy, the curves made the whole thing look affected; it became a parody of Disneyland, rather than just a subtle homage. So we backed off and went with straight. We were initially going to do a ...

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Part 3: Making an entrance

05-15-2008 07:49 PM by Dan Lyke | 2 comments »

It’s gonna be hotter than the hinges of Hades today, so I went out this morning and finished up the porch rails. Project page coming, but I want to take a few more pictures with different light.

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Part 4: Ipe threshold

09-22-2008 06:14 PM by Dan Lyke | 10 comments »

With the coming of fall weather, the gap underneath the door finally got annoying to the point where I milled a new threshold out of Ipe and installed it. Lessons learned: 1. Despite how hard and dense it is, Ipe actually mills fairly easily. 2. The sawdust stinks, spreads a green (despite the nice color of the wood) dust over everything, and hangs in the air. Definitely open the shop doors and use a respirator. 3. No matter how nicely you prep your work area, if you do finishi...

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