These custom orders, particularly totally new designs, particularly with approaching (or past approaching) deadlines, keep things more than exciting around here. These doors are on the more modern, minimal design than much of my work.
- 1 3/4" solid walnut stiles and rails
- stiles and rails attached with mortise and tenon joinery
- 1" solid narrow "floating" panels of sassafras, maple and cherry (three panels of each)
- All four species made from local hardwood trees
This is my take (kinda backwards) on the typical door or cabinet door design, where he more typical design is with quite large floating panels with smaller rails.
The floating panels should allow for expansion and contraction from the opposing forces on each side of the exterior door environment.
I'd love to hear your thoughts!