This craftsman style entry door is called
The Arcadia
It is VG Old Growth Redwood with
Redwood Burl raised panels.
It is 36" x 80" x 1-3/4"

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to read the story of how The Arcadia was named !!

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ALL of the wood used in the door framework is wood that came from the same tree !!
This Old Growth Redwood is of exceptional quality
I added a little piece of Redwood Birdseye ..... like the "cherry" on top !
The panels are bookmatched Redwood Burl
quite amazing wood .... don't ya think ??

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This glass is a wonderful interpretation by Dragon Eye Glass
Backlit
Front lit ........ like the "eyebrow" ?

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Here is the "history" of the making of The Arcadia Entry Door

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ALL of the wood in this door came from One Tree !!

Please take note of the tightness of the growth rings ...... it took over 45 years for this tree to grow 1 inch ......

ALL of the wood in this door came from One Tree !! I indexed my wood 10 years ago when it was milled

All of my doors are straightened and splined by me ....... from rough lumber


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Here I am shaping the stock

and the cope them ends before I machine for my "secret" splined tennons

The arch is sawn then surfaced with a 100 year old "compass plane"

EACH piece of my doors are hand cut and fit to the exact length ..... the "right way"

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This door stayed in clamps for at least 72 hrs to allow the glue to cure
All of our doors are sealed 4 Times with varnish-oil ..... and they are sealed from the inside out .... before the panels or glass are installed
Notice the tight grain and consistency of color because it came from the same tree
Here is a close-up of the Bids-eye in the center

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The eyebrow is even sealed 4 times before being installed
Here are the panels, finished sanded, and awaiting oiling
..... and the process begins
Here is one panel unsealed and one with the first coat of varnish oil ..... the wood "comes alive".

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all of "my babies" soaking up the varnish oil.
The door cures at least 3 to 4 days between coats of varnish oil ..... that's the right way.
just wanted to show you how tight grained the wood is
Here is the glass .... all laid out ... with each individual piece of glass wrapped with copper foil ..... ready for reinforcing wire and soldering on both sides.... Tiffany style !

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