the construction of the eight most popular doors, Strother Purdy
starts first by addressing the fundamentals: the basics of good
design and proper construction technique, the pros-and-cons of common
materials including wood and sheet goods, interior and exterior
finishes, hardware and the fine points of hanging doors.
Once those key
elements are covered, Purdy offers project chapters that walk the
reader step-by-step through the construction of eight essential
doors, explaining design and material choices in specific contexts,
tool options and other considerations. The first four projects are
easily accessible to a beginner while the remaining projects offer
up some more challenging details for the intermediate woodworker.
Also included are sidebars containing amusing anecdotes and mistake
stories each delivering tips as well as details for hanging
a door and an inspiring gallery of doors that are sure to