This category displays a variety of free woodworking plans and projects instructions on build various styles of doors and related items to decorate doorways. Building projects like arched doorways, door knockers, door chimes, screen doors and timber frame doors. Even how to fix a hollow core door. See the page navigation links near the bottom to view the other projects pages of door building plans.
Rons wife Lynn invited an architect to their new home to help with their long, winding hallway. To provide a more spacious feeling, Pat suggested that they consider widening the entry to the dining room. Ron and Lynn thought this was a great idea, so Ron got started.
The doorways that connect your foyer with the rest of your home give you a second chance to make a first impression on your guests. Its very simple to convert a typical rectangular doorway into something extraordinary with an arched entry.
Now you see it, now you do not. That is the beauty of the pocket door. It is actually a sliding door that goes inside the wall, which some real advantages. For one thing, they don not require room to swing, and when they are completely open, they are completely out of sight. However, those hidden parts can make them tricky to replace when something goes wrong. The pocket door we replaced had a missing latch, a track that was noisy and did not slide very smoothly, and some alignment problems.
If you have an appliance garage or corner cabinet in your kitchen, chances are you need to build a tambour door.It is made from slats of wood joined together on the back with a flexible material, usually cloth, and rides in a track. Follow along at the link and see how it was built.
This next HouseCalls request took Ron to Olympia, Washington. The Podowicz family had done a few updates and a remodel to their home, but they still felt like there was something missing. Cathy wanted to add some type of architectural detail that might create a lodge atmosphere. Ron recommended that they capture this effect by adding a rustic post and beam archway to the opening of the dining room. The result was so inviting they may never get their future house guests to check out!
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