The Makings of a Door

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While I work on the finish for the maple, ebonized cherry and aluminum side table, I'm building a door. Here are the 3 rails, which are drilled and slotted to allow for expansion and contraction of the 5 boards that make up the exterior of the door. This is a barn-ish style door (hinged, not sliding), but with a little different method of construction. You'll see.

Last Bit of Veneering

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The inside face of the apron will never be seen, but I decided to veneer the inside face anyway. The brick laid white cedar wasn't the most attractive, especially since the visible edges were plain sawn (the quartersawn faces were laid up horizontally). So here's the last bit of veneering before dyeing, finishing, finished.

Veneer on the New Apron

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Here the veneer is being applied to the apron. I'm using a caul made of 3 layers of 3/8" bending plywood (whose edges are wrapped in blue tape to protect it from adhesive squeeze out). The 3 layer caul was glued up previously on the apron, so I didn't have to fight with them when working on pressing on the veneer.