Peter and Shane today installed the new front door.
The wood is remarkable; if Steven could stain or clear-coat it, he would — but Jacquela requires it painted red. And that’s what Jacquela will get.
Installation is a process — test fit, adjust, level, plumb, chip out obstructing wood and brick, test fit, level, plumb, close door, open door, level door, square door, shim door, level, plumb, tack it into place, level plumb, shim, repeat as necessary. It took Peter and Shane about an hour to meet their own high standard of approval.
For fun, Peter and Shane took a break from hanging doors to build the first casing around an open passage that will not receive a door. Putty seals and obscures the joints between several pieces of wood. The putty will be sanded smooth, and the joint lines will disappear when primed and painted, yielding the appearance of a single piece of wood wrapping around the open passage.
Tracy reports that all the light fixtures and ceiling fans are on site at Lights Fantastic, ready for delivery to Emerald Hill.
Above, the construction team jackhammers and shovels dirt to dig the perimeter and middle beams for the garage foundation. The plans call for digging down as far as 18 inches — or until you hit rock — and Ron Dahlke says they are hitting rock, “which is what you want.”
The plumbers have now corrected all the heights of the plumbing in the master bath, shown, and in bath 2 and bath 3 — which means we will not have to carve up the vanity cabinets with power tools.
The two missing and very-delayed components needed to build the shower walls in bath 2 arrived. Finally.
The City and Capstone Electric erected the power pole at the back of the driveway that we will need to power the house after finally removing the old panel in the existing garage — to make way for the new panel in the new third bay of the expanded garage.