Finishing the front opening edges

by brae  

Who knows why the Studio is uneven along the front edge of the floor even though the walls measure the exact same depth.  Perhaps the individual floor boards are misaligned overall.  It's nothing that can't be fixed.

To finish off the front edge of the floor, I used window/door frame strip wood from Manchester Woodworks.  It's used to make windows and doors.  It measures 3/8" by 1/2" and fits over 3/8" wood cleanly.

The frame wood blends well enough with the wood floor and gives an even surface to attach the main front deck.

I used the same frame wood to finish the front edge of the right front wall.  The trim extends 1/16" past the front edge.

As noted before, the left front didn't match up to the right, so I added a 1/8" thick strip of balsa to build up the wall.

Now the frame wood sits on top of this shim and extends 1/16" past the front edge.

The main deck and side deck sit around the frame wood.

Between the edge of the building and deck, a strip of walnut fits in the gap.

On the right side, the double layer of walnut trim wood makes the deck flush with the side wall.  It all fits now!  :D

On the inside, trim wood will finish the lead edge of each wall.

10 comments

Comment from: April [Visitor]
That really does give such a polished finished to the walls, very nice. Is that a giant paintbrush on the rug?
03/16/13 @ 21:55
Comment from: Idske [Visitor]
Beautifully finished! The walnut trim will be spectacular all around the deck. Can't wait to see what you do with the front wall ...
03/17/13 @ 05:22
Comment from: Jane s [Visitor]
Beautiful as always hon. Its really coming along &#59;)
03/17/13 @ 06:27
Comment from: Kathi [Visitor]
Love the walnut trim. Your woodworking skills are amazing! Everything looks perfect!
03/17/13 @ 06:55
Comment from: Debora [Visitor]
Fabulous! I love the contrasting walnut too.
03/17/13 @ 09:56
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thanks so much! :D Yes, that's a giant paintbrush on the floor. :)) It's there to remind me that I need to do a paint touch up on something.
03/17/13 @ 09:59
Comment from: Lynn [Visitor]
Brae, I just love how meticulous you are about your work. Never a flaw...anywhere. I see you are winning at 49% today - you go girl! You are THE BEST! I'm so happy I found your blog!
03/17/13 @ 12:46
Comment from: Lucille [Visitor]
Everything is coming along so well, Brae! Thanks for sharing all your methods!
03/17/13 @ 14:26
Comment from: Irene [Visitor]
The edging gives it all a very professional finish and I really like the walnut trim. It's another nice addition.
03/18/13 @ 09:15
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thank you!!! :D
03/18/13 @ 16:14


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