Today, I finally got a chance to continue working on the replacement door for the sun room.
Cutting out recesses for the hinges.
To line them up with the recesses that are already in the door frame, I dragged the broken door over and lined it up with the replacement door.
After making sure they were facing the right way, I used one of the hinges we took off to line up the recessed area, then traced around it.
And only now, as I look at this photo, I realize that for all the care I took to line it up and facing the right way, I got it backwards.
Ah, well. We’ll work it out.
I ended up carving out the recess with a combination of chiselling it, and shaving it with a utility knife.
My daughter then turned the door to access the outside of it, painted the carved out areas, and gave the outside of the door a final coat. It’s got some rough areas in the wood, so she really wanted to make sure it was well coated to protect it from the weather.
Now that I realize I goofed on the recesses, I’ll just carve out the remaining bit, so the recess runs across the door, then we’ll paint that over, too.
Ugh. I can’t believe I made such an obvious error. I even remember telling myself, when thinking about it a couple of days ago, to make sure I didn’t do that!
What a goof I am! 😀