Thursday, July 1, 2010
The Barn Door Project
The onset of winter means bringing into the house all the tools I think I might need in the next few months. If I get it wrong, I can always crawl into the shed through a tiny hole in a side wall. Wonderful. The solution was obvious to me, but it took a long time to get here. Replace the swinging door with a door that slides like a barn door. A sliding barn door.
I timed the project for when my mother would be here, since hanging this thing will be a two-person job. What I didn't anticipate was all the stops and starts. (Silly me - this happens every single time I try a project that I have no idea how to do! I should build 3 trips to a hardware store into the plan.) First it was finding a window. Then it was buying another piece of tongue and groove, since the 8-inch pieces are really 7 inches wide. Now it's finding some sort of clamp to pull these pieces together.
It's times like these when I really wish for a handy male. My ex-husband did this sort of thing really well.
As you can see, I haven't started to fabricate. Even though I think I've got everything now, there may still be a store trip or two left in this project.