Here is one of my projects from earlier in the year.
Yaquina Head Lighthouse,
I was contracted by the BLM to provide a new front door for Yaquina Head Lighthouse, not to be confused with Yaquina Bay Lighthouse. The BLM wanted a new door to match the original that had long since disappeared. They had one drawing of what the door looked like and I had some old photos provided to me by one of my Preservation Field School students. Her family was one of the Lighthouse Keepers back in the late 1800s. The Lighthouse was built in 1872.
From the original drawings the size of the door was 7' x 3' at 2 1/4" thick. The BLM wanted the species to be Alaskan Yellow Cedar (AYC); the species of the original could not be determined. Alaskan Yellow-Cedar (C. nootkatensis) is a fine grained softwood actually related to the cypress family . It is very expensive but a dream to work. Because of this fine, tight grain planing and sawing this wood is a wonderful experience. It does have an odor and some people are allergic to it but it is very durable in wet environments.
Applying decorative chamfer
The assembly process for the door was intense due to the massive size of all the elements. The photo below is of the D-8 rip saw cutting the tenons in the bottom rail. That bottom rail is 1' in height. Since the drawing I had did not give any construction details I used Fred T. Hodgson's book Modern Carpentry, published in 1906 as a guide.
Assembling bottom rail and side stile
Start of planing drip edge
End result-ready to install
The dado for the drip edge
Seems like a great detail. I'll see how it holds up down on the coast.