Friday, March 11, 2016
Here's the Door...
I am doing the door the lazy way. No muss. No fuss. No bother.
I grabbed two pieces of molding. Some glue. Some scissors.
The first thing I did was cut three pieces of the wider molding the width of the door.
The pieces will be sanded or shaved to fit.
When working with strip wood, I always use dots of glue, rather than glue all along the piece. This keeps the piece straight and it doesn't warp. Someone showed me this 30 years ago and I will never go back to using a long line of glue on any strip wood.
Here, you can see that I used clothespins for clamps. These work especially well with rounded pieces like chair molding. No crushing.
After all of this dries and I have sanded and trimmed, I will turn the whole thing over and start again for the inside finish.
They have it propped up in front of the door hole.
While they were holding the door up, I went and made banana bread. It just came out of the oven and the whole house smells good.
The worst part of making banana bread is waiting ten minutes for it to cool, so it will come out of the pan.
I am going to go watch it cool now. As soon as it is touchable, it is out of the pan and cut.
See you tomorrow!