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  • Writer's pictureRebekah

Doors, Floor, and Trim

Doors, floor, and trim.... somehow this is the list of what remains to be done in terms of construction. It kind of seems unreal when I think back to when the to do list had 50+ things on it.

I decided to make the pocket door myself. You may be asking why I would inflict this task on myself, but it's really not as bad as it sounds. The main reason is that this door just has to be a slab with space for pulls. I also needed a custom door, and calculated that I could make it for under 100 bucks (a fraction of what it would cost to get a solid door like this custom made. I think it turned out pretty well!

The nail gun came to the rescue again! I didn't document building the door because I was in a race against the daylight, but basically the slab is 3/4" plywood with 1/4" plywood pieces attached to the front and pack to create the panels. The nail hole-s and edges are spackled to smooth them out and the inside edges of the inset panels are caulked. The door is getting painted this weekend. We're supposed to have a random December day when it's in the 60s this weekend, which means I can use my paint sprayer to get two coats on the door in a single day if I time my day right. I held off on painting the door until the flooring went in so I could make sure I got a correct height for the final door. The flooring went in this week, so things are rapidly wrapping up!

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