Here one of two doors I call "The Osprey"

I am currently offering it For Sale

One door is made of Golden California Oak
and the other door, when completed, is Old Growth Redwood

This Osprey is made of quarter-sawn California Golden Oak
The panels are bookmatched curly Old Growth Redwood
The glass is solar-cool bronze and appears as a gold mirror glass is sunlight
The glass units are tempered and thermal

The "eyebrow" is bent laminated Golden Oak

The Osprey door

The glass is a dark bronze from the inside

The outside of the glass appears as
a Gold Mirror and creates a beautiful privacy glass

The panels are 1-3/8" thick
they are bookmatched curly Old Growth Redwood

here is a close-up of one of the panels

the upper panel is "butterflied" Old Growth Redwood

The "eyebrow" is bent laminated Oak

as you can see........the "wings" is suspended off of the doors surface

another view

Please call or e-mail me if you have Any questions about this beautiful exterior door.
Call Brian @ 707-964-0635

Here is how this door was made !!


Here is the Golden Oak door ..... ready to glue up.
One more rail and tenons for the Oak door !!
Here is he Oak door set in clamps
The doors will stay clamped for at least 3 days before removing he clamps

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A sample of the glue is left in the tub to make sure it has cured properly
The long process of finishing begins
Here is the Oak door ...... just out of clamps
Here is the Cal Oak Door with one coat of oil

ah.... here is the bent lamination for the "wings" that are in clamps
Here is a close up of the "eyebrow" before it is glued to the door
the eyebrow ....
...... suspended off the doors surface

Here are the figured Redwood and Oyster Shell Mahogany panels
here the panels, for both doors, are curing between 4 coats of my varnish-oil
here ...... the last coat of varnish-oil is applied and "soaking" ....... check out the beautiful grain !!
Here is the mockup of the "wings" or eyebrow that will be added

The interesting gold mirror glass units were crafted by

This beautiful California Golden Oak was provided by my friends at

The panels and glass are installed with Oak stops
which are attached with stainless steel fastened