Shane and Peter, son and father, carpenters both, are Brits. Which gives special resonance to Fridays — aka “Poets day,” piss off early tomorrow’s Saturday.” Their work comes with stories and good humor. It’s fun to have them working in the house.
They spent yesterday drilling out the pocket doors for pulls and locks. Today, they set about gluing the pulls while not gluing the locks. The clamp holds the two halves of the lock tight to the carved-out door. Shane measures everything three or more times to ensure the hardware is plumb and level.
Yesterday, they began installing the bathroom hardware. Here’s the mudroom bath, with a towel bar above the toilet and the toilet paper holder mounted vertically, per instructions from Jacquela.
The vertical toilet paper holder in bath 2.
The robe hook to the left of the shower and the towel rack to the right. Steven and Jacquela originally planned to mount the towel rack on the opposite wall — but there’s not enough horizontal run between the glass door for the water closet and the entry door from the hall. We need 30 inches. When both doors are open, the gap between them is less than 20. We picked out the towel bar before the glass door was installed, thinking this would work. Wrong.
Twin towel bars and robe hooks are installed in the master bath.
In the master bath water closet, the vertical toilet paper holder, per Jacquela’s instruction, and the rack above the toilet for a towel and supplies.
Shane installs a door stop in bedroom 2 — Jadin’s bedroom — to prevent a closet door from swinging open into the window.