Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Installing A New Door

Good day to all my fellow bloggers.  As this is my first post to blogland, I want to thank all the many blogs I follow, stalk, peep on, and just read.  I have been inspired in so many ways and also have been amazed to see what  many women are capable of.  It makes me proud to be a woman.

My husband and I decided to build on years ago.  We built on an awesome addition which houses a wonderful kitchen, a large front entrance, a staircase to our basement, a woman cave.....which used to be my sons bedroom, then daughters bedroom, and a man cave which was at one point a rumpus room.  We installed a hydronic heating system (which my hubby designed and fabicated)   on both levels of the addition.  We live in a house which is over 100 years old.  Many mistakes were made through the years on previous tenants renos.....AGGHHHHHHHH......but we are slowly trying to fix them one job at a time.  We kinda ran out of steam but are back on it again.  We have started renos in the old part of the house.  One of the first was to put a door into our family room.  This is the first part of renos as we will be putting in a bathroom which will close off  access to our family room.  The door opening and install was done with the help of my daughter.  As she has her own home now, she is an eager free laborer and hard worker learner for when she starts her own renos, and has been quite helpful to me.  As the passage isn't done yet, (drywall must be removed for electrical) I will show you pictures up to that point.

   We will start at the end....The door install completed

Assembling the door jamb

Installing the jamb

The top of the jamb installed
Putting the door on the hinges.  Fits great!
This project went fairly smoothly.   My next project is the door opposite this one.  As I don't want to replace it, I figure I will add moulding and paint and maybe a chalk board.  We will see.
Have a great day

1 comment:

  1. Happy to be your newest follower. I don't know you bit it seems we have a lot in common. My hubby and I gutted, remodeled and then built an addition, re-framed and re-roofed our first house. We did it just the two of us, except plumbing:) Hard work pays off! I look foward to reading more.


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