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Step 12 – Constructing the Doors Part 2 – Adding the Outer Glass Housing

As I mentioned, as there are quite fat pieces I wanted them to be glued up with a lap joint to add bit of strength.  As they will be on the outside, they will be painted, which is a touch heart wrenching because their figuring is very nice – here is the only record.

Constructing the Doors Part 1 - Making the Rails and Stiles

Ok so this is not going to work – time to spend a few hours setting up the bandsaw.

Constructing the Doors Part 1 - Making the Rails and Stiles

After a bit of bandsawing we have four short and four long glass retaining pieces with most of a lap joint cut-out.

Constructing the Doors Part 1 - Making the Rails and Stiles

Now to tidy that up and make it more precise, we can use a mighty little router and a home-made jig like this.

Lap joint router jig

A good bit of work later and they are fitting beautifully.

Constructing the Doors Part 2 - Adding the outer glass housing

Dry test without glue.

Constructing the Doors Part 2 - Adding the outer glass housing

Gluing the one of the outside glass retainers into position.  This helps lock everything together quite a lot, and increases the side-grain glue joint area nicely.

Constructing the Doors Part 2 - Adding the outer glass housing

Glue mess like this means you put enough on ;)

Constructing the Doors Part 2 - Adding the outer glass housing

A pleasing joint.

Constructing the Doors Part 2 - Adding the outer glass housing

Now using a hand plane we can tidy up some of those corners ready to put on the extra bits that will run down the outside edges.  These extra strips stager the door-to-frame interface (providing better weather seal.

Constructing the Doors Part 2 - Adding the outer glass housing

Much better.

Constructing the Doors Part 2 - Adding the outer glass housing

Clamping on the strip.

Constructing the Doors Part 2 - Adding the outer glass housing

Tidying up excess.  This strip is also going to be where the hinges go, so we can start thinking about marking up for that.

Constructing the Doors Part 2 - Adding the outer glass housing

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