Monday, September 16, 2013

Shutters & Old Door Hanging

 I never realized how much shutters (even if they are fake) can dress up a house. Ours were installed over the weekend on all of the windows.

 The old doors from the barn are finally being hung. Some of the doors are only an inch thick, we are using the smaller ones for the closets and pantry. The unusual size and unpredictable shape of the doors are forcing us to do some extensive blocking between the rough frame and jamb. Once the jamb is in place we had to cut and mount custom jamb extensions to cover the gap.

 The top stile on the door below is more trapezoidal than rectangular making for some interesting angles.

The doors are going in now just to get the casing and baseboard trim set. Later we'll add the handle and latch hardware, door stop, and refinish the entire door.


  1. Your house is looking fabulous. Home construction has a long and tiring process, but seeing results like this, gives total relief. Thankfully, all exterior has been installed properly from roof to doors. I hope it will be done soon for you and your family to finally enjoy your new home. Nida @ All County Exteriors

  2. Hi there,

    I am in the process of purchasing a farmhouse with nearly the exact same original floor plan as yours. I love what you have done with the addition and am looking to do something similar. Is there any way you could email me to discuss?

    Thank you,

  3. Your house is looking fabulous. thanks for sharing