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Building interior doors
« on: November 08, 2018, 09:36:26 PM »
Have any of you guys ever build doors from 2x6 pine for doors ,edge joining ,and doing the x bracing barn door look. my wife is wanting this and i am afraid they would bow and try to warp , any suggestions ? how one could go about this?
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Re: Building interior doors
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2018, 10:00:44 PM »
Use 4/4 rough sawn and shiplapped .Leave some space between for seasonal movement. Use 3/4 for the battens and braces.  If you double up on the edge pieces you can use regular hardware .

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Re: Building interior doors
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2018, 07:45:15 AM »
Ok ,thanks btulloh. im gona do some experimenting and try this . i just have never tried big doors and was a little worried about it.
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Re: Building interior doors
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2018, 09:24:28 AM »
Use titebond 1 for interior stuff.
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Re: Building interior doors
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2018, 01:50:56 PM »
Good idea.  These are the easiest doors you can make.  Just keep experimenting until the architect/wife is happy.

The only thing you really need to watch out for when using these in a cased door opening is seasonal wood movement.  That's not a problem if you allow the outside pieces to expand toward the center.  Otherwise you door could stick in the summer or be loose in the winter.  Not a problem if you account for it.  If you don't mind cracks between the boards you don't even need to do shiplap.

If you're going to use period hardware like H-L surface hinges you don't need to double up the outside pieces.  Period hardware would look better on this type of door anyway.

Here's a quick and dirty one I made out junk laying around, which was pine paneling), just to get by for a few weeks.  Three years so ago.  I wanted to use butt hinges and a lockset I had laying around, so that's why a did it this way. 



 

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Re: Building interior doors
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2018, 07:01:56 PM »
I have built many doors with one inch stock and z braces
Some with shiplap and some t and g
I got a name in my area for building them
I have built many
Have not had a issue with warping
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Re: Building interior doors
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2018, 07:18:37 PM »
one of my businesses was building doors, I built them by the thousands. But mine were all frame and panel. So good luck.  Muggs 8)

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Re: Building interior doors
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2018, 12:40:57 PM »
Thanks guys , i haven't done much woodworking in a while , so keep the info coming and i like the pics so keep them coming, it gives me ideas. we are building the dream home we want now, and all i can do myself will cost less money. i will probably be building the cabinet doors the same way as well , so all the pointers are appreciated.
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« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2018, 07:28:03 AM »
Look around and see what was done back in the day.  There's plenty of pictures in the interweb.  Maybe visit a historic building locally.  Most of them were done in the Z style.  The diagonal should run from the hinge side at the bottom end to the lock side on the top.

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« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2018, 09:07:08 AM »
Built some out of water oak. Very heavy doors that I had to use extra heavy hinges. :o





This one is like a pocket door.



  

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Re: Building interior doors
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2018, 08:26:31 PM »
I built this today, 13/16", two layers, the back boards are ship lapped



 
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Re: Building interior doors
« Reply #11 on: Yesterday at 04:28:43 PM »
I notch the z brace into the horizontals
Or pin with a tappered dowel or biscuts
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« Reply #12 on: Yesterday at 07:20:48 PM »
Very good looking doors guys.
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Re: Building interior doors
« Reply #13 on: Yesterday at 08:07:24 PM »
I also build a lot of doors and like others in this thread pay attention to letting the panels move within the frame - no matter what the door looks like. Just saying.

 

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Re: Building interior doors
« Reply #14 on: Yesterday at 08:35:07 PM »
So Dawg how did you allow for movement in the ship lap with cross bracing. I assume the crosses are only on one side.

Tule Peak, are there horizontal slots in the vertical boards the bolts/ pins pass through? Are those vertical boards glued to one another so the door doesn’t rack?

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Re: Building interior doors
« Reply #15 on: Yesterday at 08:50:07 PM »
Good eye,,,,,No glue, but deep dado to keep registration . Rob
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