Working on the Bedroom Doors

After the new floor was laid in the master suite the doors were not put back on their hinges.

The doorway on the left leads to the master closet.
The doorway on the left leads to the master closet.

The doors needed to be shortened just a bit in order to open and close.

We're removing a sliver from the bottom of the closet doors.
We’re removing a sliver from the bottom of the closet doors.

My plan was to plane some of the wood off the bottom with a Surform.  Unfortunately most of the bottom edge is crossgrain so the Surform did not work well.

Charlie was trying to remove barely a blade's width from the door.
Charlie was trying to remove barely a blade’s width from the door.

Instead Charlie cut just a sliver from the bottom edge with a circular saw.

Could you work any closer to the edge?
Could you work any closer to the edge?

He made the cuts on the corner of our second floor, railess deck.

The master closet doors open into the closet.
The master closet doors open into the closet.

I think he should have cut a bit more so the doors would clear a rug if we decide to use one in the closet.

Can't wait until the master closet is fitted with storage and hanging spaces.
Can’t wait until the master closet is fitted with storage and hanging spaces.

I can make some more adjustments when I remove the doors to stain them.

Do you have a closet “must-have”?

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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.

7 thoughts on “Working on the Bedroom Doors”

  1. My ex cut too much off of our French doors … now Eric is attempting to remedy the gap that has plagued me for years. Not the first thing he’s had to redo! 🙂

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