I really love the idea of having bays...is that the right word? Probably not but you know what I mean; a variation in the depth of the building like in the picture below. So that's kinda what I'm going for.
|Redworth Hall Hotel|
I decided to split the doors into three sections with one third to the left of the opening, two thirds to the right. That way, it won't swing too far into a room and the hinges don't have to bare the weight of one huge door.
Each door has a porthole window in it which I cut with a 40mm holesaw. When you buy these cutters you usually get the arbor with it which allows you to use it with an electric hand drill too, so don't worry about investing in a huge drill press if you want round windows.
I routed channels into the doors for some reglular ol' piano hinge and then the last bit of cutting had me a-pondering. If I wanted to make bays or whatever you call them, I needed to extend the floor outwards into the doors. As I saw it I could do this one of two ways
- Cut the entire section out and add the floors back in once I'd built the bay
- Cut two sections out for the first and second storey and then add the floors and the bay
Next part: adding the whatever they're called to the doors and making the middle section.
Ta ta for now