Sign in to follow this  
reconstyle

Interior Doors

Recommended Posts

Hi, I am fairly new to wood working – I mostly tackle smaller projects like trim work, but I wanted to try my hand at making an interior door like the picture attached

It was suggested that I use poplar for the rails and stiles with dowel joinery and 1/2” MDF for the paneling. My plan was to get some 2x poplar and plane it down to 1-3/8, but I’ve notice that 2x poplar isn’t really available. So I’m just looking for some advice on the best way to go about constructing this style of door.

IdEIeJX - Imgur.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Since it is painted anyway, consider cutting poplar 1x into strips as wide as the desired door thickness, and glue them face-to-face to create "boards" as wide as you need for the rails & stiles. Sort of like an edge-grain cutting board. Turning the edge grain toward the resulting board's wide face should make it more stable and resistant to movement from humidity changes. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yup, mortise and tenon joints.  Surly someone has some 8 quarter poplar.  If not, I'd glue up two 4 quarter boards together then plane them down to 1 3/8".  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Recently I have not done mortice and tenon. Because I have the small and large version of the Festool domino cutters. In my view either or is good.Poplar is one of the most abundant timbers in North America. Google 8/4 poplar lumber. Add your address and see what pops up. I think a 5/4 or 6/4 door inside would be adequate. Door making requires straight lumber. No heart wood. An experienced eye buying or ordering the wood can matter.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this