Is it drafty in here?

by brae  

I love how the front door turned out!  I primed the whole assembly with white acrylic and then painted the front of the door with Robin's Egg Blue from Jo-Ann Craft Essentials (left over from the mirror in the Newport hallway).  The interior I left white.

But something seemed off to me...then I noticed the gaps all around the door.

To fix this problem, I cut strips of 1/16" x 3/32" bass wood to create an inner frame.


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Could I have noticed this before I had the whole thing painted and sealed?  No, that would have interfered with my master plan to do things the hard way.  :D

I painted the inner frame white to match the rest of the door frame.  Ah, much better...

For the record, this door was a bit damaged and rough when I bought it...but I didn't repair it past sanding a bit.  I wanted it to look weathered but in reasonably good shape as though it gets a fair amount of wear but the homeowners try to keep up with the painting.  :]

8 comments

Comment from: Kathi [Visitor]

Only you would notice those little gaps! Your finished door looks amazing! Perfectly painted. How I wish I could be so good! LOL

05/21/11 @ 11:21
Comment from: Casey [Visitor]

Brae, I have always had the same problem with the gaps. Very irritating. Now, thanks to you, I will know how to fix that. I am soooo curious about what this is all going to be when finished. I think that you have another winner, just looking at the parts.

05/21/11 @ 11:40
Comment from: brae [Member]

Thanks so much! I had fun putting the ranch together last year and am following the same philosophy this year…it was great to win but I really just enjoyed the challenge and the build itself. :D

05/21/11 @ 12:57
Comment from: craftland [Visitor]

The inner frame looks very beautiful. You have done this work very well.

05/21/11 @ 13:53
Comment from: Jeannette [Visitor]

I love reading your blog! I am also very curious to see how this turns out!! You do an amazing job on everything! whenever I run into a problem on one of my projects your blog is the first place I visit to find a possible solution. :o)
Thanks so much for sharing!!

05/21/11 @ 17:43
Comment from: Victoria [Visitor]

I love the result, you’ve chosen such beautiful colors, The details are great!

05/22/11 @ 08:05
Comment from: Julie [Visitor]

I agree that you do an amazing job on everything! I would never have thought to fix such a problem, would have made it be part of the whole “story” LOL I am having a blast with mine when i get the time on it! cant wait to see what all your bashing is about!!!!

05/22/11 @ 08:06
Comment from: brae [Member]

Thank you, everyone, for your wonderful comments!

05/22/11 @ 15:48


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