Monday, April 02, 2007

On the workbench


It's not all beer and skittles at the Fox, sometimes we get constructive! Rimsy and I started work on replacing the creaking and sagging front screen door at the Fox the other weekend. The door was a little old-school, so we went ahead and purchased timber, paint and a few bits and pieces with which to construct an "improved" replica of the original.
A couple of digits were juggled between measuring and ordering, as is evident in the photo above. (Very) thankfully, we compared the door with it's home-to-be before gluing it together! The door was two-thirds of a foot too long!


It was back in to the shed for a little adjustment. A couple of coats of paint, some planing and sanding - and we were in business!


With an appropriately sized door in hand, a new screen was stapled in to keep out the bugs and hungry kittens.


Jenny performed well as a vice but excelled in painting the metal screen a glossy black and now our finished door looks better than new!

4 comments:

Rimsy said...

Top work guys. New door looks great. You must have built up quite a thirst, how about a beer after indoor tomorrow?

Little Pink said...

Good to see you having a go at your handyman skills around the house bud! Just need to start measuring twice and cutting once.
Make sure you work up a big thirst for the coast because I know Puff and I will be very keen.

McMaster said...

hey pinko
door looks good you might hae to invest in a tape measure or is that cheating looks like good day missing the sunnback home so just sorting out the rest of my holiday now whether to stay in uk for couple of weeks or for 6 to 12 months

Alcifer said...

Beer sounds good, Rims'!

Marko and Leigh, I will certainly have a thirst up down at the coast. Snorkelling for our lunches will contribute too!

Your comment, Marko, reminds me of one of my all time favourite quotes:
"Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe." (Abraham Lincoln, 1809-65)

Come back sooner rather than later, Mix' - we'd rather have you back!