No doors? Just build'em!
Kevin has been working hard building doors for our carport... doors to match our garage doors he made a few months ago. As seems to be the usual pattern, Kevin has to start from scratch. "No doors? Pfff, I can make them."
The idea is to build functional doors that look good. Our carport stores firewood, tools, our clothes dryer, sometimes the ATV, sometimes the trailer, and a bunch bits and pieces. Admittedly, it looks messy and not very welcoming. Adding doors will provide slightly more security, but mostly will create what we call "curb appeal'.
Remember all that wood that was drying vertically in the carport, well, Kevin cut a lot of it to size (making all the calculations, measuring, cutting, etc. That alone is very time consuming just to make sure he's got it right). Then he designed how the doors would be hung. He decided, due to the weight, it would be better to have all the weight of the doors resting on tracks from the bottom with guides on top. He had to mix, apply and smooth out cement on the very uneven floor of the carport, place the angle iron (the track) and make sure everything was level. And there's a job! Better him than me... no, really, that kind of detail in beyond me. He's definitely got a mind for accuracy. We all have our talents.
Then, Kevin conditioned the planks of wood ready for staining. Once the doors were stained, he put everything together. He and I lifted the individual (heavy) sliders and placed them on the track. Kevin added the coach bolts (which he painted black) to add character. All we need now are handles... oh, and two more doors, which Kevin is currently building. I just love them!
6/14/2014 11:27:58 pm
What a beautiful door! Kevin, you're amazing! Anne, your herb garden looks very healthy. Too bad for the tomatoes, can it be the altitude? You've done a good job with the wheel. I can't wait to see it in person.
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