Customised door for Dyffryn garden; three solid panels at bottom part, two pieces of glass in the top, the height of the bottom part delegated by the height of small dog sitting on the back of the couch and still able to look out into the garden.
Solid panel door.
Thick panels they are locked in and not glued they need the freedom to expand and shrink, otherwise they would certainly crack.
The bottom is sloops; for rainwater to flow of.
Multi point lock and marine grade hardware.
Over a periode of 2 years I worked on this porch in different stages, first I made a new big window and big sil on the front house elevation, and this time I made a new door and window also renovated the pillars and framework and made new features for frame and pillars.
Facing the doors on the inside with braces and ledges, hinges, bolts, latch and catch
Latch on a string. I made these parts out of oak
Double door: the one door is mostly bolted and the other door is the walk through door
Try to get in now: pull
By pulling the string the latch lifts up and the door is free to open
The latch is up and the door open
The outside with two layers of undercoat at this stage. The frame needs rendering around it
Three new doors for a barn on Carne farm, the old stone wall came down, the farmer was watching it for years already couldn’t use the space, no builder would come to take it down too dangerous they said. I made a door and frame for it, replaced two other rotten doors, and made a casement window in the top of the new wall, i had to use glass from my own cupboard (bookcase), because of limited time that the scaffold was still up, there was no time left to order glass.
casement window in the new wall, it will always be open to allow the swallows go in and out.
Nice Welsh Oak boards
The layout. I have enough wood to make a solid panel door with four thick panels
The panels are sticking out rather than flush, and I love it!
The door is glued and sanded the beading is not fixed yet, at this point i’m waiting for the oil, I will oil the panels before they go in
with the beadings in, oiled it’s ready to go and place it
And there it is, nice one! (knibbeltje, knabbeltje, knuistje….)
Sliding door made for a barn at Trefayog farm, (my workshop) with a little window to peek out of and see the sheep or the postman passing
Water-drip and gutter stops the rain comming in
I had to reinforce the sliding door to keep it flat, because with only undercoat on and a lot of rain it started to warp. It’s a solid door that works well; with two layers of paint it will withstand the weather for a while
Working in here all day long the sun shines right in, so I leave the slide door open and work until late because then I can see the sun setting into the sea