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Re: Building in Bang Khla

Postby Roger Ramjet » Sat Apr 15, 2017 6:09 pm

pipoz wrote:Its not all bad news with Doors, as some might suggest.

Nice photos pipoz. I know I'm old and my eyes aren't as good as they used to be, but they look like glass doors to me. :lol:
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Re: Building in Bang Khla

Postby pipoz » Sat Apr 15, 2017 6:19 pm

Roger Ramjet wrote:
pipoz wrote:Its not all bad news with Doors, as some might suggest.

Nice photos pipoz. I know I'm old and my eyes aren't as good as they used to be, but they look like glass doors to me. :lol:


Roger you are only a few years older than me and probably not as blind, plus that old Kiwi-Dutchman on the left was 76 at the time

Just offered them as a suggestion to Alan if he is interested

Yes, glass doors, using 6mm Laminated glass in the set off Patio Doors and 8mm Heat Strengthened in the Main Doors & Fixed Side Panels. Yes they are "Not everyone's cup of tea" to use a British expression, but I wasn't worried about security, just wanted the look. Old teak wood frames from Chaing Mai.

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Re: Building in Bang Khla

Postby Alan » Sat Apr 15, 2017 10:44 pm

Nice doors Pipoz. I saw them when I looked at you build. I had some uPVC French doors with side windows picked out but the wife insisted that this was her decision. :( (I won the battle for the more expensive, insulated/tinted/double pane windows so I will yield to her door decision)
The doors are aged Mai Sak? (teak). They are manufactured in Chang Mai and come with a certification. Their website claims that they have been dried and then left to rest ending up with a moisture content of ~14%. They will be stained and then sealed twice. Also, the doors are somewhat protected by the roof on the front porch. Hopefully, less exposure to temperature changes and rain. All exterior doors are under a roof.

We purchase similar doors for the wife's sister when we remodeled her place back in 2001. Last time I was there she had a couple of cracks but she never maintained them and they are directly exposed to the elements.
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Re: Building in Bang Khla

Postby pipoz » Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:11 pm

Alan wrote:Nice doors Pipoz. I saw them when I looked at you build. I had some uPVC French doors with side windows picked out but the wife insisted that this was her decision. :( (I won the battle for the more expensive, insulated/tinted/double pane windows so I will yield to her door decision)
The doors are aged Mai Sak? (teak). They are manufactured in Chang Mai and come with a certification. Their website claims that they have been dried and then left to rest ending up with a moisture content of ~14%. They will be stained and then sealed twice. Also, the doors are somewhat protected by the roof on the front porch. Hopefully, less exposure to temperature changes and rain. All exterior doors are under a roof.

We purchase similar doors for the wife's sister when we remodeled her place back in 2001. Last time I was there she had a couple of cracks but she never maintained them and they are directly exposed to the elements.


Good idea Alan, there are times during the build you have to yield to the ladies wishes, or you will never hear the end of it :roll: not to mention finding yourself on the couch :cry:

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Re: Building in Bang Khla

Postby Klondyke » Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:06 pm

Yes, quite a plenty of teak doors can be seen in the North, some of them well aged and with very good quality, some of them not so good. Showing few pictures:
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And yes, it is true that the wooden doors (whatever species) will suffer once exposed to rough weather conditions. Even at the indoors doors a contraction and expansion can be remarkably observed whenever the season has changed - suddenly the door does not fit into the frame. Surely in the north and NE areas this effect is more likely than at the south where the season is almost just one (or just two: hot and very hot?)

To avoid the expansions we did on a special request doors by white oak (US import) with few bolts embedded in the door thickness over the width of the door, hence perfectly keeping the width. Although the length will get also some expansion, that can be tolerated by the threshold covering.
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Re: Building in Bang Khla

Postby Alan » Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:07 am

Very Nice doors Klondyke.

Framing out floor beans now.
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