Wednesday, 21 April 2010
Knock knock 1
As the weather forecast for the rest of the week seemed promising the chaps and I decided to embark on the fitting of new front door and frame. Once the old door,steps,boot scrapers and assorted junk was removed we set to cutting through the original frame.The effort required to cut through the frame was considerable and the smell released by the saw blades truly beautiful. It never ceases to surprise me how wood no matter how old can release so much of a powerful aroma from its sawdust. The wood available today in most lumber yards even after careful picking and choosing is generally second rate and pretty poor stuff compared to wood predating the second war. Windows of houses as old as 200 years are if given a bit of tlc easy to refurb to an as new condition were as most wooden windows of today are rotted out in 20 or so years (lets ignore upvc here for the sake of decency) Because of this lack of quality we reused wood cut from top of the frame to patch in the protrusions that can be seen on either side of the newly formed arch. Once the frame is set there will be a rather large amount of making up to do with mouldings and cladding to be added before the new barge boards etc are cut to match...then ...well lots of other blogs posts to come. I'll hopefully show more of the progress on the door tomorrow.