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Materials, Techniques and Projects for
Building Your First Door

Strother Purdy

While covering 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 inspire.



144 pages, Paperback, Full-Color, 8.5” x 11”, © 2017
Order Number: VAP423..........$26.95

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