I have seven of these to make for the main floor of my house. While money can be saved by making these yourself, there is a lot of work involved, so you should consider that before taking it on.
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My reasons for doing this are mainly because I’ll end up with doors that are much better quality than the typical hollow core doors you get from the retailers.
Also, I have the freedom to make them exactly how I want, as plain or as fancy as needed to match the decor.And this is the raw material – a 4′ x 8′ sheet of 1/2″ plywood. I figured I could get a 2′-4″ door from this sheet, with some to spare.
Additional material would be some solid wood for the edges and trim.The plywood is G1S (good one side) pine plywood. It is virtually void free, very smooth and flat.egardless of the door you will be constructing, the general framework is the same. As with any do-it-yourself project, it is important to have the correct tools and take precautionary measures to prevent injury.