No-one knows how old this door is – it came off a shed that pre-dates Nick’s family taking over this farm… bet you its maker never imagined that it would wind up keeping the wind out of a earthbag dome, high on the ridge at Milkwood Farm…
Shane sanded this door back, oiled it and added some beaut hinges (also scavenged). Then he put a little window in it, cut the top to fit the curve of the shape of the door hole, made a curved door frame (no mean feat) made a step, and there you go. One solid door, good for at least another 100 years.
would love to know how Shane did the curved door frame… wood? concrete?
Great Job! Any photos of the frame-making process for us mere mortals to aspire to try?
It’s magnificent!! Congrats to Shane on superb workmanship!
The finished product looks fantastic…….Also I have some photos of the curved frame in construction if you would like (i think this is what i helped with, but correct me if I’m wrong Kirsten!)
Yes please Sophie, I don’t have any fotos of the door frame construction… And thank you for your help x
I was very impressed with the Earthbag dome when I was at the Farm on the last weekend. Worth considering using these materials when I am building structures in the future.
Can we ‘borrow’ Shane for a few weeks? I bet it was harder than it looked, but you folk tend to make things look easy!
Do you need a handle for that door?
I can make one for you if you like….
make some out of old scrap iron … old railway dog or whatever.
let me know and it’ll be done
Oooo no it doesn’t have a handle currently, jut a key lock… That would be awesome Paul! 🙂
This is fantastic! I have a crush on doors and this one may be at the top of my list!
OK, I’ll get onto it.
What thickness is the door? ,
so I can make a thumb-latch to fit.
and does it open in or outward?
er, outward opening, will get you thickness tomorro 🙂
Absolutely love your website. Awesome & inspiring! Thanks.
Ok, I’m working on the door handle today.
moaking it from an old railway dog.