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Let there be light (on the cheap)

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Project by 404 - Not Found posted 01-11-2014 07:24 PM 705 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

There was only a single door leading into the kitchen in this bungalow, making the hallway a very gloomy place.
My client had the builders in to put a lintel across and tear down the wall.
Then I had to make the doorway and the fanlights.
On the cheap? That’s because despite advising the client to make it all in teak (iroko), they went and bought 2 preglazed pine doors and told me to stain the job ‘teak colour’ to match all the architraves and skirting boards already in the house.
To get the depth of colour on pine I wiped on ColRon ‘Burmese Teak’ wood dye (UK Jocks will be familiar with that) and then gave it a good couple of coats of Dulux ‘Teak’ wood stain, finally the painter and decorator overcoated it all with satin Polyurethane varnish.
Matching the glass in the doors was a challenge, turned out to be 6mm Opal laminated safety glass.
Had to go back and do a bit of touching up after the asshole who laid the floor butchered the bottoms of the doors with what looked like a hatchet. I had it all worked out perfectly to the original plan – the walnut floor was just going to go down on an underlay so I left 23mm for them to work to, but then he poured a whole load of floor levelling compound down and spit nailed 1/2” OSB on top of that, then added the underlay and the floor.
Turned out ok in the end.





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#1 posted 01-11-2014 09:49 PM

Sweeettt!!

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#2 posted 01-11-2014 10:03 PM

Given the challenges imposed, you did an outstanding job. The end product looks great, but I sure don’t envy you having to match teak with pine underneath and clean up another’s mess.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#3 posted 01-11-2014 11:19 PM

Great job Renners! Thanks for sharing your trials and victories.

-- God bless, Candy

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#4 posted 01-12-2014 12:54 AM

Another job well done! Don’t you just love cleaning up other people’s messes???? :D

-- Art

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#5 posted 01-12-2014 09:06 AM

Great on that one mate.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#6 posted 01-13-2014 11:24 PM

Well done! It turned out great, despite having to clean up someone else’s mess. It’s funny how we woodworkers are kind of perfectionists when it comes to our work, and we just assume everyone else is too.

-- Dean

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