Saturday, August 31, 2013

A Tale of Two Doors

Door #1

This is/was our front door.  It looks just fine from the outside doesn't it?  It wasn't too bad from the inside either so I thought a new front door was really just a want and not a need--that is until the snow kept coming under the door this past winter, and the scotch tape and caulk that was apparently supposed to be holding the glass panel in the storm door failed.  Don't ask.

So, off comes the old storm door.  Bob enlisted Andrew as his helper for this project.

Yes, that two-tone look is really in in the U.P.

We have quite an open door policy.

You know it's serious when the reciprocating saw comes out.

Use those muscles, Andrew!

Out comes the old threshhold.

Bob was just teasing me by holding the new door in place.
Okay, he was dry-fitting the door, but it was awful to have him take it out again.

Actual installation
You'll notice his helper has changed.  Where's Andrew, you ask?

Playing with his friends!

Meanwhile back at the door, we now have a knob and the beginnings of a lock.

To be continued.....


You might remember we purchased the door for Jonathan's project at the Restore.
Door + window = $7
Well, when you do that it also means you're going to have to build your own door frame and chisel out the places for the hinges.  Here he is getting started.

Now chiseling the extra out

Screwing on a hinge

Attaching frame to the door

Hallelujah!  It fits!

Time to take it to the shed

Now, to put it in the door frame

Is Jonathan stuck in there?

I think he wants out.

While he's in there he might as well check to see if the door is plumb

and maybe even screw it in place

To be continued....

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