I have now made two different doors from the one that I already talked about. The first is the one between hall and porch. Because the hall won't have any other windows, I wanted to make a door with a window. Making it took longer that I anticipated. I cut the door from a 3mm wood sheet and then I cut out the hole for the window. I did that with a craft knife, and it took quite a long time. Another thing that took a long time to do was to carve a 0,5mm deep and 3mm wide groove around the window hole. There I placed the window material, which is 0,5mm acetate sheet. Making this door also required more stages than the regular ones did. I wanted to make sure I wouldn't get any paint on the window. Therefore I first painted the other side of the door with the wood strips glued in place. Then In painted the wood strips that frame the window on the other side before gluing them, so I wouldn't have to do that when the window material was in place.
|Tällä askarteluveitsen kärjellä kaiversin urat ja kolot saranoille.|
With this craft knife blade I carved grooves for windows and hinges.
|Tämä askarteluveitsisetti on ostettu Biltemasta.|
|Valmis ulkoeteisen ovi.|
The finished porch door.
The other door is for the balcony and I wanted to make it a glass door. I didn't want to use that much time to cut even a bigger hole for the window, so I did this door a bit differently. I used 10mm x 2mm wood strip to make the door frame. I glued three of them on top each other to make the door 6mm thick. The strips in the centre layer overlap the outer layer in the corners and hold the frame together. However, I had to carve the same kind of groove for the window as I did with the other door. I carved it before I glued anything together. It took even more time than with the other door, because the wood strips are made from pine and the wood sheet in the other door is some softer wood. I had a surprising problem when I hinged this door. Now two of the layers happened to join in the same place where the nails were supposed to go through. Well, the result was that the nails pushed the wood strips apart. You can see the outcome underneath. Luckily, it won't be very visible but it still annoys me. The lattice is made of 3mm x 2mm wood strip and it's on both sides.
|Näin ne naulat työnsivät rimat erilleen.|
This is how the nails pushed the wood strips apart.
The finished balcony door.
|Ovet seinässä kiinni.|
The doors hinged in place.
Then some other useful tools. I made holes for the door handles with a thin nail. With small scissors and craft knife I took off the hinge nails that went crooked or in the wrong place. I pushed the hinge nails in place with the pocketknife's side.