The Naked Front Door

I hemmed and hawed over cute titles and fun ways to write this up, but eh, it's the end of summer and construction season is drawing to a frenetic close, so I don't have the brain power for it right now because I'm juggling a half dozen projects under construction and another half dozen on the drawing board. So here's our front door:

Stripped front door

Yep. And yet.

Door detail

Guess what? That's actually still more paint, because out front door is actually a darker wood (we know this because we've stripped the inside, as you may recall).

I believe they used a chemical stripper on it -- Jasco -- and they'll still have more work to do to get it entirely stripped.

In the meantime, interior stripping is underway in the kitchen:

Stripping in the kitchen

I went by while this was underway and introduced Woody to the delight of opening both the front and back doors for the cross-breeze. If the windows upstairs were not still sealed up, he could also open those, but he made that bed for himself.

Window corbels

The various re-produced and repaired parts for the east window are slowly being epoxied and installed. I look forward to be able to take down that last bit of scaffolding at some point in the relatively near future.

posted by ayse on 09/05/18


This has been an incredibly long restoration… do you have an ETA yet for when you can move back into your home? It must be getting exciting as this project draws closer to the end.

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