Woodworking: Make Quality Doors

By craftshome / 26. January 2020

Many projects call for doors, from kitchen cabinets to vanities to jewelry armoires. There are a variety of ways to make doors, and this Make Quality Doors video course, produced in conjunction with Woodworkers Guild of America, will help you choose an approach that lends itself to your woodworking skills and your tools. Regardless of which of our techniques you choose, you’ll create doors that will stand the test of time.

The router table provides a great way to make frame and panel doors. You might choose to use reversible rail and stile bits, two-piece sets, vertical or horizontal panel raisers. Woodworkers Guild of America instructor George Vondriska will cover them all in this course, providing you with tips to simplify set up, use the bits safely, and make sure the cope and stile joints are a perfect fit.

SMALL SCALE DOORS

Cabinet doors are one thing. Scaled down doors for smaller projects are something else. This instructional course provides you with buying advice so you can match your router bits to the stock you’re working with, and provides approaches for safely machining smaller door parts on the router table.

UNIQUE STYLES

Frame and panel doors may not always be the best choice for your project. Bead board, a form of home siding, provides an attractive door alternative, when used correctly. Some projects may call for paint grade doors, and mdf is a great choice for these doors. Painting mdf and getting a seamless finish can be tricky, so we’ll take you through the process.

CATHEDRAL DOORS

Many woodworkers aspire to make cathedral, or arched top, doors, but are concerned about the “freehand” cutting required to shape the panel and upper rail. With the tips and tricks we provide for cathedral doors, and a little practice, you’ll be comfortable making these doors in no time.

In addition to the detailed video instruction you’ll receive, this online course provides you with some downloadable resources and helpful information to print and keep, including: A detailed Course Guide you can follow and use as a reminder for the key steps of the course instruction; and source references for the tools and material used in the course.

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