Once upon a time I had a vision of how the newly built conservatory would look.
I didn’t know all the details but I had a concept.
I even mocked up a photo way back in November of 2013.
I knew the closet and the bathroom would need doors so I ordered some pre-hung doors.
This past weekend our friend came over and installed them. Charlie gave him a hand moving them into place but door hanging is a one-man job.
First the supports which keep the door together in transport are removed.
The door was slid into the opening made for it.
Then the side to side movement was controlled with shims between the door frame and the wall studs.
The door frame is held in place with pneumatic trim nails.
One trick which makes the door especially secure in the opening is taking one of the hinge screws out and replacing it with a long screw (at least 3 inches) that screws into the stud.
The conservatory has a 36-inch wide bathroom door — wider than most interior doors — to allow for universal access.
The closet doors are Shaker-style double doors that match the doors to the pantry and the mudroom closet doors.
These natural wood doors will get stained at a later date.
Doors make such a difference.
Next task: Knobs and trim.
Is there a door in your house you could do without?