The Sparrow | Mini Door Update
THE SPARROW | DOOR UPDATE
February 16, 2021
It has been a cold couple weeks working at The Sparrow! We have had record snow and ice storms, rain, and gray/cloudy days. This of course eliminates any outside work we can do on our little 1929 cottage, but we have been working on a small project while we wait on our plumbers to come out and rough in our new bathroom piping...DOORS! When we bought this little house, there were no doors to its name. And that means no privacy for our guests to come....that had to change!
The two upstairs bedrooms (one for adult guests, and a bunk room for any younger souls that come to visit!) were in need of doors to officially consider them a bedroom. I didn't want anything that wouldn't have been installed in 1929, so that eliminated the hollow doors that are commonly installed today. We picked up two solid pine doors, and aged bronze hardware for our new doors. They are SOLID and heavy...and just plain gorgeous.
The first door installed was pretty easy to put up because the trim was ready for a door, and had the spots for the hardware already chiseled out. Johnney and Gabe (my baby brother who is over 6 feet tall...but I can still beat him up) worked on chiseling out the areas on the doors for the hardware to match to, and borring out the holes for the door handle.
Once they got the door hung, now they had to match up the door handle with the latch and make sure it closed properly. Isn't that door gorgeous??!!
I didn't realize how complex the process was to hang a door! Something that you would think would take an hour, actually takes a whole day to do it right!