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Entry Door


Entry Door










COMMENTS:  The front door in this historic Kansas City home had finally given out after more than eighty years in service. But the old door, with solid wood panels, had made the entryway dark and dreary, despite the glass in the original side panels. My client decided to have Samurai Woodworks build a new door that allowed the light and the view to be enjoyed inside the house.

Open Door

An architect friend of the client's came up with the idea of two panes of glass fitted into a door that matched other doors in the Craftsman-style residence.

The door is made of quartersawn red oak, as is the woodwork in the rest of the house. It is laminated of two layers in order to best display the quartersawn, or ray flake, figure characteristic of Craftsman style work.

The handle and lockset provided by the client completes the period look.

The door's frame is made with mortise-and-tenon joinery, to last the lifetime of the house. The tempered and insulated glass is installed with removable wood stop.

The wood was colorized to match the house trim, then finished with four coats of satin marine spar varnish.

WOOD:  Quartersawn Red Oak.

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