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How to make a Dutch Door Part 2

I am making a set of Dutch Doors for my mother.



In this blog post I will show you how to fill the gap in the hollow core door that we are using for our Dutch Door project. I am making a set of Dutch Doors for my mother. They have three dogs and two cats. Sometimes they want to shut the doors to the bedrooms to keep their pets out. They have an evaporative cooler and a pellet stove in the back bedroom. So, they also want to keep the bedroom doors open for heating and cooling. A set of Dutch Doors is the perfect solution. This is the second blog post in a three-part series about our Dutch Door project.


“To position the wood caps for the hollow core door I put two screws in the caps so that I could properly position them during the glue up process.”


Start by inspecting the gap in the hollow core door. Clean out any cardboard if necessary. Next measuring the length and widths of the gap. I am using scrap wood to fill the gap. Ideally you would want to use a smooth wood like MDF-Plywood.


I used my table say to make these cuts. Once you get the width dialed in you can cut the rest of the pieces the same width. To cut the length I used a track guide on my table saw. To position the wood caps for the hollow core door I put two screws in the caps so that I could properly position them during the glue up process.


After gluing the wood caps into position, use a clamp to hold them firmly in place. Wait a minimum of 30 minutes before removing the clamps. It is recommended that you wait 24 hours before sanding. I used Minwax wood filler to clean up the end caps. In my next blog I will sand and paint the Dutch doors.


You can get started now or you can wait for my next blog post for some tips on how to sand and paint the Dutch doors.



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The Bessey Clutch Style Bar clamps, Minwax wood filler, and the Titebond wood glue used in this blog post can be purchased at Amazon. If you are interested in purchasing these item you can click on the Amazon Shop now button in the links on the left.



The Hitachi table saw was purchased at Lowes. It can also be purchased at Amazon by clicking on the shop now button to the left. The Perrier used in this video can also be purchased at Amazon by clicking on the shop now link to the left as well.


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