The client asked us to make some internal traditional oak doors to suit the existing door openings inside this country house. We were also asked to create an under stair cupboard and to fabricate some cupboards and a worktop for a utility area adjoining the kitchen of the property.
Work carried out:
The internal oak doors were made in a traditional oak ledge and brace style. This included match boarding where oak boards are fitted together with button bead tongue and groove detail. The doors were finished with Danish Oil and fitted by hand. The door furniture fitted was of a traditional style for ledge and brace doors being wrought iron fittings from the KirkPatrick range which you can view by clicking the link.
The under stair cupboard was made in the same style as the oak ledge and brace doors to add continuity to the interior, and these again were match boarded with button bead tongue and groove, and again finished with Kirkpatrick fittings including beautiful long hinge fronts.
The cupboard construction in the utility room was of Ash wood again fitted with Kirkpatrick fittings. The cupboards were built to the customers specification with a purchase worktop being fitted to cover the white goods in the utility area.
In the construction of the oak ledge and brace doors these were nailed together with cut clasp nails which were sunk in and overfilled. These nails are a traditional rectangular in section and provide a very strong fixing in wood.