Doors Installed

Pressure is on to complete the site office.  We leave for Canada tomorrow morning (6:30 am departure) and I wanted to get as much ‘buttoned down’ as possible today.

I have never hung a door before and I wasn’t sure exactly how it should work.  The first issue that I needed to address was cutting the bottom 2×4 plate that the structure was framed on.  I called Stafford and he explained to me, in no uncertain terms, that the plate needed to be cut.

The next issue was, ‘how to hang the door?’  Reed called me and stopped by at lunch for a few minutes.  He showed me how to hang the door and fit the shims.  Easy with two people.

As he left, Reed said, ‘good luck with the other door.’

West door complete from inside.

West door complete from inside.

You can see the windows from the existing house that are leaning against the east fence in the photo below.  With the deck completed, it will be much easier to move the two windows.

East door, showing bottom plate cut.

East door, showing bottom plate cut.

The east side is now complete.  Sure, I can add some trim around the door to make it tighter but that can wait.  The windows are next.

East door installed and now complete.

East door installed and now complete.

Darren showed me on Sunday how to stand the materials up inside the site office.  Floor space is important and everything should be easy to find.

Materials standing up inside the site office.

Materials standing up inside the site office.

The sun is very low in the sky now.  The overhang allows the light to come in at this point in the year.

Low sun angle.

Low sun angle.

Well, the day is over and we’re off to Canada tomorrow.  Everything is done now – I’ll be back on December 26.

Site office ready for windows on Monday, December 29.

Site office ready for windows on Monday, December 29.

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