It’s a long weekend, and I don’t have a new wood project that I’m starting on. I have bunches of ideas, including a couple that I have enough dimensions worked out that I could buy wood and start on them, but no clear winner.
I want to make this Thorsen-house-inspired cabinet, Popular Woodworking just recently did a video on making that. I like the finished piece, but I don’t care for how it’s built (plywood back, drywall screw construction) so until I work out how I’d make it I’m holding off. Plus my wife has a framed poster hanging where I want to put the cabinet and she’s not willing to move the poster. Yet.
I thought about a neat light for the dining room, but SWMBO voted that one down too. Not that it matters as I don’t have the design done anyway. Sigh.
So I’m sitting at the CAD workstation doodling up ideas that I could start on. Here’s one: A simple (ish) Greent & Greene entry door. Actually, it would work better as pair of french doors, which is where I stole the inspiration.
I started with the measurements for my front door — 30″ by 78.5″. I draw a rectangle that size and then added in the lines to represent the rails and stiles. Meh. It’s OK for a start.
I decided to make it 3D to see what it would look like. The outer frame is 1.75″ thick, and I inset the inner cross members 1/8″. I added in a glass panel (this is all quick and dirty CAD modeling, maybe 30 minutes tops), applied “mahogany” and “glass” as the materials and rendered it to get a quick idea of what it would look like. I did a render in “pine” to as I might try making it in Yellow Cedar…if I make it.
The clout lifts on the top and bottom stiles aren’t right — they are too big. Otherwise it’s OK.