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Home remodel #4: Other stuff in the house

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Blog entry by dbray45 posted 01-26-2022 07:16 PM 694 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have been working a lot on the house, even though it isn’t posted.

Working on all the baseboards – simple design, I rip a 2×4 in half, plane to clean up, paint and install. Nice simple and cost effective. The barn style doors are cleaned up 2×6s, 2×4s, and 1/2” plywood.

More on the doors

New closets – showing both guest rooms

The louvered doors were a pain, one of them warped a bit and may have to make a new one. looking at different ways to fix it.

Somewhere in the mix, I got the floor in.

Been a bit of work, without my wife helping (and her designs) would not have come out as nice. The way I figure it, my wife has the final say of how she wants the house.

Thanks for looking.

-- David in Palm Bay, FL



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#1 posted 02-01-2022 02:06 PM

You have been busy!
The two of you are really a good match on this, as it is clear to see you both have an eye for the details.
Really fine work you have done, 100% proff.
There are different ways to correct the doors, but most will be visible for a while, I have done it with success, where you warp the other way, until it’s fine, or a wee over.
Like this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsudtjMvWCs
I did it with a wood stretcher on the outside, and a block off wood on the middle part.
When the warp is not too bad, I simply put a block off wood in the part that hits first, the block must be a wee bigger than the warp you are correcting, then leave it there for some time, I’ll go some days after its right, as they tend to warp back a little.
Here one that you might be able to hide:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Db5TiyyXeIY
Or:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fItFYnl9_1I
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#2 posted 02-01-2022 02:10 PM

In your case it looks as 2cm warp, so a 2,5 cm (1 inch) piece of wood, put in the door frame at the back of the top of the door. Then press the bottom in for a few days, it can be with something heavy from the outside, check once in while the status.
I am impatient, so I usually start with a bigger size, here I would go app 5cm / two inches and then size down as the un warping begins.
It’s worth a try.

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#3 posted 02-01-2022 02:23 PM

Found this lovely guy (sorry in Danish), he shows the old school carpenter method of doing it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LC0EJ4wW1TA
That’s quite cool, but will ruin the paint.
I learned something new here.

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#4 posted 02-01-2022 08:45 PM

Mads – trying the clamp method first.

The video where the guy does the cuts in the door – he takes that to a new level. He is amazing. If the clamps don’t work, I will do that and fill the cut with putty and paint.

This is close to when I watched a master welder take a 4m x 8m sheet of 2cm steel plate and mold it into the bow of a ship. He welded one edge and them heated it with his torch in three spots and when he was done, he told me to stand back and cover my ears. The screeching and loud “boom” came about a minutes later. The steel was molded to the ship’s frame perfectly.

Many thanks

-- David in Palm Bay, FL

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#5 posted 02-02-2022 01:36 PM

Hi David,
Love the welder story, thanks.
Happy it was helpful, I learned new ways my self, so it was great fun finding videos.
I agree the old Danish carpenter takes it to a new level, I love when the ‘old school’ guys show us how to do it, he is wonderful to listen at, he is not really good at explaining, he just try his best, while he does magic.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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