I've been designing doors in my sketchbook. At a certain point I visited the Strong Oaks Woodshop with a scheme in hand. I've been stopping by periodically over the winter, in my little red truck, to pick up loads of scrap bits to burn in our wood stove.
Keeping warm with cast-off bits—one of the little things that gets you longing for Summer.
Over this last weekend Mike built the door and helped me arrange for my design to be cut from a sheet of 1/16" steel on the wood shop's laser cutter (it was amazing to watch). Then we polished and placed the design as the last of winter's snow flurried outside. Finally we wrapped the door up in padded plastic and I drove it home in the back of my little red truck.
Not scraps this time but treasure.
And it all began as a few sketches.
I've written a longer piece about this process over on my Patreon, along with video and lots more pictures. It's an open post, so feel free to have a look.