Construction, House and Acreage Restoration

A Door for the Leaning Building

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The spot where the door is going to go, from the inside view.

This past weekend, despite working on several projects simultaneously, the fella completed putting a door into the leaning building.

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The actual door…it was pretty dark in the shed, the lighting on my iPhone was not working well.

I didn’t even know a door was going into the leaning building. But I often feel behind on what’s happening these days. Actually, I feel a bit like I’m walking through water. Causing everything I do to be in slow motion. I have no idea why I have this notion, I just try to roll with it.

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Working on the header.

A lot of the door installation was familiar to me. T had to make a header to support the weight of the wall. This was made more interesting by the fact the cross bracing inside the building wasn’t quite done right? (Er….I’m forgetting a lot about the building. I should’ve been taking notes).

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The spot where the door will go.

Despite the fact the building is no longer actually leaning, the concrete bases for the walls aren’t level. So T had to use shims and then plane the shims to even them out for the frame of the door.

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Shimming (is that a word?) the footer so it’s level.

The door doesn’t have a handle yet, but that is because he prefers matching hardware, so one must be ordered.

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There it is!

Interestingly, I learned some other information about the building’s restoration I wasn’t aware of. I guess the whole thing will be re-sided, to match the house. (Gosh I hope he doesn’t ask me to paint the boards…that was a fiasco). And there will also be some windows added.

As I mentioned at the top of the post, this was one of many projects he has been working hard on. So, this may be a summer of many blog posts!

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