Thursday, November 01, 2007

Sometimes You Gotta Do It Yourself

There have been times when I fully intended to find a piece to fill a particular need, but ended up making it myself...Take the simple door for example. Our closet was in need of some doors, but I couldn't find any to fit so, I'm making them myself.

Here's the closet:

and here's the doors in progress:

We're doing the same thing for the medicine cabinets for our upstair's bathroom...eventually, there will be mirrors in the doors, but for now, here's the progress:

Here's the downstairs medicine cabinet (finished) that we made awhile ago. Inside, we cut some extra marble for the shelves.


Anonymous The Church Street Cellars said...

Is that a 4 panel door you are building? We have an 1890 Folk Victorian that has been "half updated" with flat panel doors. Ron, my better half, is an excellent wood worker and is thinking of building 4 panel doors to match the few left. Any words of advice?

6:31 PM  
Blogger Patrick said...

Sorry about the delay in responding....Yes, it is a 4 panel door. I'm lucky enough to have a pretty good shop with a heavy duty router with panel cutting bits....It makes the job much easier. This isn't rocket science, but I must say it helps to have the right tools...:-)


1:10 PM  
Blogger pedalpower said...

I wish you were still blogging...I'd sure love to see how everything is turning out.

9:44 PM  
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9:16 PM  
Anonymous said...

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see u...........

7:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow...Nice work Patrick!

I wish I was resourceful enough to take matters into my own hands as your are.

My wife and I tried to take on a rehab job ourselves and quickly!

We ended up having to call Fortune Restoration a premier painting and restoration company.

They were great, but at the same time, we wish we could have taken the project from start to finish ourselves.

Oh well, good luck with your project and we'll check back to see how things are going!

1:33 PM  
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