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Can anyone out there advise me where I can find plans for a Dutch/Stable door? :lol: I want to make one for my workshop, but as I am new to Woodworking, (I make steel doors for a living), I need some help. If anyone can offer some assistance, I would be very grateful. :)
 
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don't know how much help this is, but the dutch doors I have seen are pretty straight forward, cut the door at the height you want,the bottom half to be less the thickness of a shelf (2x?) 2 hinges top half, 2 bottom half, the shelf I mentioned and a deadbolt on the inside to keep the two halves together when you don't want to separated. The ones I have seen had the doorknob on the bottom and if I remember right, a second deadbolt on the top half.....hope this helps.
 
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Many thanks for the tips on Dutch Doors Hi Ho, all info is gratefully received.

Croffer. :D
 
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Hi Croffer

I noticed that "The Ben Huggins' Project" on Sky tonight covered the making of a stable door so I recorded it in MPEG format. It lasts about 12.5 minutes and took up 750 mb of memory (or it did until until I started editing and rendering it - goodness knows what the figures will be when I've finished). You're welcome to a copy, if you can suggest a method of sending it to you!

Actually, you don't need to see the video because he essentially used tenon and mortice joints to construct two square frames with T&G panels inset. Of course, as with any door, no end-grain was exposed at the top of either frame. He then rebated the top of the lower frame and bottom of the upper frame so that both doors overlapped and a weather-tight seal was created. Finally, he hung the lower door and then the top door, placing a couple of thin shims between them so they didn't bind.

Heavy duty steel hinges on ball bearings were chosen because the door was made of oak. He also made a jig to set the hinges, 2 for each half, which I thought was quite sensible given the number of hinges and the peculiar shape.

Hope this helps.

Gill
 
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Further to my previous message, the file size is 167 mb and lasts 11 minutes. I also noticed that Mr Huggins did actually leave the end-grain of the stiles exposed vertically. I'm not sure that's the way I would do it, but perhaps it doesn't matter to much with a durable wood such as oak which might be quite able to withstand the elements.

Gill
 
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