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Old 10-01-2017, 11:05 AM   #1
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First Time I Ever Built A Door.


I spent hours at the lumber yard looking for straight Ipe.

I bought some green cool-aid, and used a Domino.

Made the T&G v groove on my router table.

This was installed at my employers house, I had never built a door. Its hung with double barrel bar door hinges.

I tried to match colors, but it was more important to find strait wood.


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Old 10-01-2017, 01:33 PM   #2
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Re: First Time I Ever Built A Door.


Just out of curiosity, why did you make the top rail the full door width?

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Just out of curiosity, why did you make the top rail the full door width?
Because he never built a door before?

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Great job for the first time!
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Just out of curiosity, why did you make the top rail the full door width?
I treated the door as I would exterior trim on a window. The door swings in and out, (double action hinges.) There's no latch. In a rain storm with some wind, I felt that the door would open enough that the end grain and the joints would be exposed to the elements. Freezing rain can muscle a joint open, and I don't care what kind of joint is made, water expands when it's freezing, it can crack rocks.
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I spent hours at the lumber yard looking for straight Ipe.

I bought some green cool-aid, and used a Domino.

Made the T&G v groove on my router table.

This was installed at my employers house, I had never built a door. Its hung with double barrel bar door hinges.

I tried to match colors, but it was more important to find strait wood.


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i am interested in knowing how this dr behaves . do the joints hold up .does the lumber stay flat .looks like it will get sun ,which might be interesting .The IPE i have worked with has not been cooperative .
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Nice. What's the finish?
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I've built handful ipe doors, table tops, dinning tables access panels. All outdoor all the time. Use dominoes and West system.. Rock solid.

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I've built handful ipe doors, table tops, dinning tables access panels. All outdoor all the time. Use dominoes and West system.. Rock solid.

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everything i have seen or done has grown, shrunk ,cupped and split .
I have an unproven thought that IPE is a bunch of trees .more like a brand . anyhow would like to hear how that door works out .not only due to how it was built but it's location .
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i am interested in knowing how this dr behaves . do the joints hold up .does the lumber stay flat .looks like it will get sun ,which might be interesting .The IPE i have worked with has not been cooperative .
Same here. The exterior doors I have built didn't last unless I used quarter sawn lumber.
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I treated the door as I would exterior trim on a window. The door swings in and out, (double action hinges.) There's no latch. In a rain storm with some wind, I felt that the door would open enough that the end grain and the joints would be exposed to the elements. Freezing rain can muscle a joint open, and I don't care what kind of joint is made, water expands when it's freezing, it can crack rocks.


Touché my dude. Over engineering on exterior anything never too bad an idea.


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