Let’s Order Some Lumber

Since we don’t have a truck to haul things around in we decided to make a large order for the local lumber yard and have it delivered.

All of our framing lumber came in one large delivery.
All of our framing lumber came in one large delivery.

When we had a contractor he mostly had things delivered by this same lumber yard.

A new 6-panel door.
A new 6-panel door.

We’re ordering 5 pre-hung doors.

The large opening from the conservatory into the dining room needs to be trimmed on both sides.
The large opening from the conservatory into the dining room needs to be trimmed on both sides.  The new windows also want trim and sills.
Our friend who knows everything drew up some rough plans to help us evaluate our trim needs especially around the large openings.
Our friend who knows everything drew up some rough plans to help us evaluate our trim needs especially around the large openings.

We’re planning to trim the large openings into the conservatory and master bedroom similar to the ones in this article.

We also need 6 sheets of 1/2″ plywood for the bathroom subfloors.

We're using 1 by 4 topped with ogee molding for the baseboard.
We’re using 1 by 4 topped with ogee molding for the baseboard.

Lots of trim for the doors, windows, and baseboard which we can have in 16-foot lengths since they don’t need to fit in my car.

A mocked-up wall of shelves in the bedroom.
A mocked-up wall of shelves in the bedroom.

While we’re at it we might as well order the lumber for the master bedroom bookshelves.

The bare master closet.
The bare master closet.

I’d like to order what we need to build the closet but that’s just too many decisions for now.

Do you prefer the planning or the doing stage of a project?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

11 thoughts on “Let’s Order Some Lumber”

  1. I prefer working on a project and those shelves in the bedroom are going to be wonderful. Can’t wait to see them!

    1. Me either. I want a totally built -in look top and bottom. Then I’ll want them elegantly styled and not cluttered. Kidding myself? Maybe. Jo

  2. Jo, you might want to consider (if you already haven’t) using a 3/8 x 3/8 (half round) shoe molding where the 1×4 meets the floor, especially if the floor is uneven or there are gaps between them and the wall. It can look more ‘finished’. BTW, I really like the mock-up sketches you’ve been using in your posts.

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