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Handcrafting Doors: From Stiles to Rails

Course Overview

Doors play a role in everyone’s day-to-day life, whether solid, windowed or screened. They do everything from keeping the weather out to guarding our belongings. In this course, you'll learn about the basic techniques of door construction. Styles include a basic interior door (32” wide) and a screen door (36” wide). If time allows, cabinet doors will also be discussed. Each day will include the use of a table saw for material preparation and mortise-tenon joinery.  Interested students have the opportunity to purchase the completed doors (approx $125/door) at the end of the weekend.

The primary focus of this course is building a two-panel door with mortise and tenon joinery.  The skills needed to create a full-size interior door will be emphasized, but these can easily be adapted for building exterior doors.  A classic single-panel cabinet door may also be built if time allows.  Door finishing will be discussed as well.

Course Details

Length: 2 Days