This week we finished repairs on the original front door threshold for one of the oldest cottages in Guelph. As you can see in the top picture, the old one was quite far gone to the point that we couldn’t determine with certainty what it was originally(though we suspect cherry). That being said, we wanted to put something in that would stand the test of time. So we took a trip to our new favourite place, Maple Haven Sawmill near Ingersoll, and picked up 4 feet of beautiful 8/4 x 12 red oak. A little planing, and some fancy saw work got us the threshold, two transition pieces and some oak wedges to fit it perfectly into the space for the old one.
Making something like this fit into an old home can be finnicky at times but the results are spectacular in our opinion.