This entry is called
The Inglenook
It is an entrance door and 2 sidelights
The door wood is Old Growth Redwood
with figured Redwood panels
The door is 40" x 80" x 1-3/4"
The sidelights are 16" x 80" x 1-3/4"

Here is the original drawing of the
Inglenook Entry

Here is the entry ..... BEFORE

with dimensions

Here is the Inglenook installed on its' new home

.... and another view

. and yet another view of the installed entry

Here is the completed Entry and Sidelights

......... and yet another critic ... with approval

Here is the Entry with no backlight

Here is the completed Inglenook Entry Door

..... a close-up of the book matched curly Redwood panels

....... another view !

Here you see beveled glue chip glass
they are tempered and insulated units

Here are the sidelights which go into separate jambs on each side of the Entry door

The close up of glass with no back light

The upper half of the sidelights

Here are the book matched curly Redwood panels in the sidelights

....... a closer look ...... beautiful !!

Here is a close-up of the installed door

... from the other side

Trimming the sidelights

Here the old entry was removed

Here the opening is framed with a header and posts

Ready for the door and sidelights

a view ( without flash) from the inside

the sheetrock is installed

the beveled glue-chip glass ........ from the inside

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Here is the "history" of how The Inglenook
was constructed



Please notice the density of the growth rings of this Old Growth Redwood

I pre cure all of my wood depending on which region of the Country it will "live"

Here the wood is rough cut and joined flat, then planed to thickness



then each piece s ripped to dimension

and the horizontal piece are cut out of the same board ..... because that's the right way to do it !

then each piece is cut to length



the pieces are coped with the female end of the shaped detail

then run through another shaper for the molded detail .. the center rails and mullions are doweled with Mahogany dowels that we make in the shop

Here is the door being glued up

Here is the door .. glued up and cleaned ....... and will now cure for at least 72 hrs

...... on to the sidelights

here is he Inglenook .. fresh out of clamps

Each vertical mullion is fitted for any slight variation if the fir

If it fits tight when "dry" it will glue up right !!

The I shape the molded edge to each mullion ..... here is one

and here they are ....... out of clamps

here's Jasons daughter ....... out on a Saturday ....... to help dad glue up the panel stock

........ and drill some dowel holes ..... perfect hieght !!

Here is a piece of the log that I resawn the figured Redwood "thick" veneer

Each piece of curly Redwood is kept in a perfect bookmatch

..... and is glue together edge to edge

The pieces stay in the press for 3 days under a vacuum of 25

Here the sidelights are trimmed to actual size

I make each door 1/2 inch oversize the cut and joint it to the exact dimension

Here is the beveled glue-chip glass. It is also tempered and thermal

Here the sidelights are hand sanded then machine sanded on the faces

Here I have "signed" the door and I am mortising for the 4" ball-bearing hinges

And the oiling begins. Here is the first of 4 coats

Each coat of varnish oil will "cure" for 3 days, before the next is applied

Here the hand sanding is completed on the entrance door

After spraying both sides .... we allow it to absorb to 1-2 hrs before wiping off the excess varnish oil

and here the door will cure for 3 days before the next coat of oil

We soak the Redwood stops in oil

Here I am machining the Curly Redwood panels

Here are the panels waiting to be sanded

We even hand sand much of the details of each panel

another view of the panels

these pieces of Curly Redwood are all book matches ...... all from the same tree

The panels cure for 3 days till the next coat of varnish oil

Here the pieces are "rough cut" for the wood stops

....... then each piece is hand marked and cut to fit ..... 64 miters just for these 8 glass lights !!

Then the wood stops are marked and cut for the floating wood panels

Then all of he excess caulk is removed and allowed to cure for 72 hrs

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