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Well, I found a lovely old oak floorboard and made a wooden door in the time honored fashion of nailing 2 layers of tongue & groove at 90 degrees to each other (except I used modern screws instead of iron nails) - It's about 2" thick and seems to retain heat very effectively even though there is no insulating sandwich. I'm not sure if I'll add a handle at a later date, we'll see how it goes...



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Hey Perry,,

Love the way the door looks with your oven,, very nice.... Maybe just a bent piece of wrought Iron for a handle,, Do you plan on soaking it before you use it ?

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Thanks Mark,

I have a pile of old iron farming tools I'll rummage through to see if anything is suitable, I'm sure something will grab my attention.

I read earlier in the post about soaking the door - you learn something new every day! - It is bone dry and rock solid right now, I think it will absorb moisture over the coming months but I might soak it a bit to start it off. I don't know if constantly soaking/ drying timber is a good idea though. I left enough room around the inner arch for expansion due to moisture so hopefully that won't be a problem...
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Your welcome perry,

soaking the door not only keeps it from burning but produces steam which "I understand" is very good for baking bread....

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... I don't know if constantly soaking/ drying timber is a good idea though. ...
neither is using it to hold in extremely high heat...

fwiw, I intend to do the same thing. Even if I have to replace the door every season or two, it makes more sense to me than going high-tech.
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Unless the door goes up in smoke, which seems unlikely, I think the door should last as long as the oven... I don't see any problem with woodworm, and a good bit of char should prove an excellent wood-preserver
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my first door went up in smoke !!!! BUT it was just plywood with one sheet of Lt, gauge metal and I probably put it on while the oven was too hot, I wanted to see how hot it would hold overnight,,, In the morning there was a pile of ashes, It did provide me with a good laugh and a good lesson
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Glad you laughed, it's the best policy in a situation like that!
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Actually, that made me laugh as I could picture it happening to me.

I was thinking of using 1x6 and 2x6 red cedar, laying it 90 degrees to each other with screws as well. This will give me a door over 2" thick and cedar soaks well.
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