The Big Think

July 20, 2012

Carpentry of a Different Scale

Filed under: Woodworking — jasony @ 11:41 pm

I recently built and installed a door. Nothing too unusual about that as I’ve done it several times around the house. But this one is a dutch door (the kind that have a top and bottom that separate and swing independently). It’s drying now but when it’s cured I’ll paint it red.

I built the door frame that fits the rough opening very tightly but just in case there are leak I caulked the opening around the frame to keep out drafts. I installed door trim too (after I stained it Dark Walnut, of course) and did all the molding work. Oh, and I’m working on the door handle now as well. Overall I’m very pleased with it, especially that the whole thing took me only an hour and a half.

Oh, did I mention that the whole thing… door, frame, trim, molding, handle, etc… is only and inch and a half tall? Just wait until you see the rest of the house.

1 Comment »

  1. I love the red door!! The whole project has been so fun to watch and participate in…Love you

    Comment by Erin — July 27, 2012 @ 2:19 pm

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