My wife wanted this. She trusted me to design it and she’s very happy with it.
1. I’m Very happy that it worked out so well. It hangs and swings like a dream. I think a lot of luck was involved.
2. Since I had never made a door practically everything was a learning experience. The 2×6s are rabbetted and sealed with adhesive. The inside support boards are balanced by the outside metal pieces so it stays straight and rigid. The nails are hand made and all the steel parts I made with my forge or cut out with a torch. It took way too long because I honestly had no idea if it was going to work or what problems would crop up. If I make another it won’t take near so long and will be even stronger.
3. I thank my wife for her encouragement when I was worried about one thing or another. Together we remodeled our kitchen, living room and bedroom and we work well together. Thank you, Brenda!