Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Dining Room / Kitchen Doorway

Another project I completed is the doorway between the dining room and the kitchen. This is what it looked like before:

The first thing I did was to make and install the threshold. The kitchen floor is about 2" higher than the dining room floor because of all the leveling I had to do in the kitchen.

I used a piece of 5 1/4" oak flooring for the threshold, I cut both ends of the board at angles because the threshold will lay at an angle.

Once it was cut I cut and installed a shim piece to go below the threshold:

Then I installed the threshold:

With that done I installed the door casing. I found some casing that is very similar to the original casing in the house.

The casing is about an inch smaller than the original, I didn't have any rosettes that matched so I cut some blocks out of the oak flooring.

Once I have new casing cut to match the originals I will re-frame this doorway.


Milah said...

I just wanted to tell you I enjoy reading your blog. I appreciate your attention to detail, your craftsmanship, and for maintaining the architectural integrity of the home.

Your love and respect for history and preservation is admirable. Keep up the good work!

Jason and Heather said...

Thank you Milah!

Deb said...

Nice job...I, too, really enjoy reading your blog. My old house is, thankfully, after 25 years done. Or as done as I am going to make it!

Jayne said...

Nice job on the doorway!