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johnnyb

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my favourite construction to eliminate upward facing grooves is making the bottom bit with vertical tongue and grooves with the bottom rail being barefaced. screwed and plugged from the back with wirox screws. if you can finish the tongues and the grooves pre assembly!
 

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Hi I wondered if anyone could recommend a good book on external door construction, especially looking at solid timber construction, hardware choices and weather proofing.

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Have you ever come across this book? It is a goldmine written in the early 1900s, but it covers so much ground I would say it was invaluable to a woodworker today. Hasluck has written another book called Cabinetmaking and Joinery which is equally invaluable. I am lucky to own both original books, but the one shown here is a reprint. I think there might be online versions of it somewhere.

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A great book is "Joinery and Cabinetmaking Volume 2" by Richard Greenhalgh from around the 1940s, Volume 2 of the series of six volumes (Which were a 28-part weekly magazine originally) covers doors and windows very competently.
 

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Have you ever come across this book? It is a goldmine written in the early 1900s, but it covers so much ground I would say it was invaluable to a woodworker today. Hasluck has written another book called Cabinetmaking and Joinery which is equally invaluable. I am lucky to own both original books, but the one shown here is a reprint. I think there might be online versions of it somewhere.

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Dean
No I've never come across it before, I've just had a quick browse and it looks really interesting thanks
 

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I've found "Make your own handcrafted doors & windows" by John Birchard to be an informative read, if a little dated. Plenty of useful information for making doors and windows using hand tools, machinery, or a combination of both. It's well written and has clear illustrations and sections, but might be more suited to someone (like me) who has no previous experience of building doors.
 

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Good timing
 

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Two beauties I made last week. 45mm Accoya doors with through tenons and raised panels machined from tricoya 😱. Worked a treat. Being able to machine tricoya is a bit of a game changer!
 

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Two beauties I made last week. 45mm Accoya doors with through tenons and raised panels machined from tricoya 😱. Worked a treat. Being able to machine tricoya is a bit of a game changer!
Careful if those are in direct sunlight, I've seen tricoya swell and warp when it's painted a dark colour and exposed to extreme heat from the sun.
 
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