3/4" U channel Around Doors

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3/4" U channel Around Doors

Postby John6012 » Mon Sep 04, 2006 4:57 pm

I have to make new doors (square vs curved) and wonder if anyone has had any success with aluminum U moulding around the doors. I could use the 1" T moulding but only have two pieces. Thanks
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Postby madjack » Mon Sep 04, 2006 11:43 pm

John, our doors and sides are from 3/4" ply. The doors are wrapped with 3/4x3/4 inch channel that has been ripped down to 3/4x1/4 inches...if you decide to rip the legs down, BE VERY CAREFUL, rip one leg at a time, use a zero clearance insert in the table saw and at least 2 feather board...on top and one side...if you have no idea what I am talking about, then you might want to consider oter techniques...look under my WWW button for some pics...you will also haveta anneal the Al for bending around the curves....
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Postby Sonetpro » Tue Sep 05, 2006 12:31 pm

John, I didn' use it for my doors but I used this to edge my 3/4" galley wall's. Lowes has some
Aluminum channel that's made to edge 3/4" ply it's a bit bigger than 3/4" so the ply fit in it snug. They also had 1/2" and 3/8"
It's called aluminum plywood edge.
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Postby Loader » Tue Sep 05, 2006 12:38 pm

Steve,

Looking at the photo of your galley; What is the material you used on the interior of the galley hatch? The blue material.
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Postby Sonetpro » Tue Sep 05, 2006 1:11 pm

Loader wrote:Steve,

Looking at the photo of your galley; What is the material you used on the interior of the galley hatch? The blue material.

Earl, I got it at lowes also. It's called MDF. It comes it all kinds of colors and pattern's. It's in the kitchen section.
I also used it for my cabin cieling.

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Postby Loader » Tue Sep 05, 2006 3:05 pm

Thanks Steve, I like the look of that. Looks like yet another trip to Lowe's is in order.
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Postby John6012 » Tue Sep 05, 2006 6:19 pm

Yes, I used the channel moulding on the galley and Madjack, I don't think I'll "rip" the 1/2" edges to 1/4". I plan on placing it around the doors and usign a sealant on the joints to prevent moisture/water from getting beneath the aluminum channel. Thanks for your advice all.
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Postby kayakrguy » Sat Sep 09, 2006 7:32 pm

You guys are driving me nuts! No, not dead nuts...

When I see someone like Steve write ' I gotta da 3/4" channel at Lowe's,
I think AHA! Just what I need. I go to Lowes/HD and bingo! they don't have it/carry it. I think the Sothern firms discriminate against Yankees--we get things like super $$$ appliances etc but no aluminum channel...ggrrrr!

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Postby Miriam C. » Sat Sep 09, 2006 7:42 pm

kayakrguy wrote:You guys are driving me nuts! No, not dead nuts...

When I see someone like Steve write ' I gotta da 3/4" channel at Lowe's,
I think AHA! Just what I need. I go to Lowes/HD and bingo! they don't have it/carry it. I think the Sothern firms discriminate against Yankees--we get things like super $$$ appliances etc but no aluminum channel...ggrrrr!

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Postby madjack » Sat Sep 09, 2006 10:52 pm

Jim, we get almost al of common AL trim items from our local ACE hardware store 'cause they are cheaper than the box stores...
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