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    Repurposed Mahogany door

    I picked up a couple of doors that PhilS graciously offered earlier this year. Although I had no need for the doors, it would make good stock once broken down. I took one of the 1.75" thick rails from the door and was able to resaw on my table saw. Once planed down, final thickness of each piece was 9/16", and 5.5" wide. The vertical posts are not glued into the wood, only screwed in to allow for breaking down to ship to my wife's niece. These were notched on the table saw.

    Finish is rattle can clear gloss poly, with 4 coats applied after brushing on the first coat, which was lightly sanded.



    I purposely left out the pic of the gigantic pile of mahogany powder, not sawdust!
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    Re: Repurposed Mahogany door

    Looks great! Made that beautiful wood shine. What was your preferred method to get the nail pins out?
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    Re: Repurposed Mahogany door

    For the long cuts, I used a circular saw against a straight edge, so if i nicked a nail, no harm on the cheap blade. Once they were manageable pieces I used a magnet to see where the nails were, and set my TS rip fence shy of the nails. The only nails I remembered were on each end of the center vertical pieces.

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    Re: Repurposed Mahogany door

    In the original post, I forgot to mention I still have to drill out the mounting holes...

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    Re: Repurposed Mahogany door

    Its so cool to see all of the things being made from reclaimed items and one man's generosity!

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    Re: Repurposed Mahogany door

    I would have to recheck the doors but I think there were pins on the lateral sections too
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    Re: Repurposed Mahogany door

    The simplicity of the design does not diminish the quality of the finished project.
    The thing that holds up all my woodworking is simply getting started.

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