Now I could have finished the roof, I could have finished the back wall, but… I’m always having a bit difficulty with switching between the woodwork and the work with cement and stones. So, when the first section of the roof was on, I decided to make the front door on the second floor. Now, it’s not a door that you can go in and out, it’s about 3,5 meters above the street. I just wanted to have the possibility to load bigger items from the street.
Now it might not be a secret anymore that I’m on a very tight budget, so the use of reclaimed materials has become a challenge next to a not having another option. I wanted the door to look like it would have been 200 years ago. So… I had to make the hinges and the lock myself. I’m not a blacksmith so a different solution was needed.
I found the back of an old washing machine and just cut out the shapes…. gave them some banging with a hammer over a round edge…. and the result was not to bad.
From down the street you don’t see the difference. I know it’s fake, but buying antique ones or order them custom made at a blacksmith would cost more than the whole building itself. (Behind the “covers” there are normal barn-door hinges)
Next time; Building upside down…
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