One class left!
So I had a lot to do this week, starting with hanging the doors. After staring at my stand for about 10 minutes, I decided to inset the doors about 1/4 inch.
First I attached the back plate to the hinge; the plate gets screwed onto the stand and so I can remove the doors later when I paint this bitch. How cute is my nail polish?
Then Jack made me a shim on which to place the door for proper hanging distance.
I placed the shim on the stand and then the door on the shim. Getting it just right took a while, but I wanted it to be perfect.
And then drilled small pilot holes and then the screws. Voila! Working doors!
Now that the door were done, it was time to dry fit the jambs.
Once I had them flush, I measured the back and cut them to size, adding 1/4 inch to allow for the back plywood.
Had to dry fit again just to make sure.
Faces blurred to protect the innocent.
So what’s next? Attaching the jambs. Since the jambs had to be planed out to 3/4 inch, I decided to use a pocket screw jig.
Screwing in the jambs was not easy, as they were a bit warped. Keeping them in place was a challenge. I am going to have to do some adjusting on the doors, but by the time I got the jambs done, class was over and I had to clean up. I’ll also have to fill in the screw holes with wood putty later.
Here is the finished product open:
Next week, putting on the back and legs!! Then it’ll be time to take her home!blog comments powered by Disqus