|Old doors have square hinges, so they need|
to be hand-chiseled.
My father-in-law, Dwain, came to town and we spent the day putting up one of the doors I salvaged from a house that was demolished last summer. I posted about the truck full of doors here! I want to re-use 19 doors in the basement suite for bedroom doors and closet doors. I was hoping it would be relatively easy. Ummm, not so.
First, we met to pick up the jamb & stop material at the local, very busy-on-Saturday building supply store. We unloaded the material. We moved the salvage doors from the garage and proceeded to bring them into the basement. Then we measured the rough openings. Doh! The framer didn't follow my drawings that showed all the sizes I wanted the rough openings to be. And the drywaller didn't realize that the closets would have doors- so he put drywall over the rough openings, thinking we would do typical bifold closets. And the salvage doors are all odd dimensions like 31.75" Or 29.25" Not 31.0" or 24.0" or anything regular for quickly hanging the doors on the jambs that are sized to the nearest inch.
|Lovely, dainty litte Yale door knobs and|
Thanks also to Tyler to has carefully stored some doors for me as well as the hardware, which I picked up from him last night! Don't worry, I'll pay you back in other spare building materials!
|The first interior door is hung! Yay!|