Oct 22, 2015

Hobbiton Style Circular Door

Over the last year I have been working on the renovation/remodeling of my hotel in Nainital. Now we had a 1600 sq ft. area that was to be converted into a small restaurant for the hotel guests. Being a huge fan of LOTR I decided I wanted the entrance to the restaurant to look like a the door to Bilbo's house obviously with our own twist.

Here are some pics of the build.

The door is a two panel design completely circular and 7 feet tall. Its 1.4" thick and each wood panel weight in just over 50 kgs. Wood: Sagwan.

The hinges were made from 0.25" thick iron and cut with the help of an angle grinder.

We still have some work left for the interiors and the tables and chairs and i post those as soon as they are done.

PS: I'm really sorry for having used imperial units in this blog post but I used these units in my original design notes so thought that is what I should write about. All the other people working on the project with me are local craftsmen from Nainital and do not use the metric system so I had to stick to that for their benefit.

This is my first blog post in two years. I have not done too many personal projects in the last 2 years so did not have much to write about. I did just setup a new work-space here in Nainital and have started work on quite a few pending projects. Will post those as soon as im done.