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Barn Door Progress

posted by Matt Pierce on December 20, 2010

As I have a couple unfinished projects in the works, I thought I’d just give a quick update post before Christmas. I was hoping to have more done by now, but have had an unexpected amount of client end-of-year projects thrown in to the mix.

First of all, thanks so much for everyone’s participation in the belt experiment! So exciting that all spots sold so quickly! I’ve started prepping the hide and cut some strips that will eventually be someone’s new pants-holderup. I created a handy form to keep everyone’s order straight and to make sure I give you the exact sizing you need. In case you didn’t get the form, you can retrieve it from here as well - Belt Measurement Form. I’ve gotten most of them, but if you are enrolled and haven’t returned yours, please do so soon. I’ll be sizing all of them early January.

On the barn-door hardware project – I’ve trimmed out the door opening so it masquerades as a plumb door frame, and it’s prepped for paint! This was a big deal, since I was quite confused on how to handle the wonky frame – even nearly ripping the entire thing out! Alas, I figured one thing would lead to another and I’d have a HUGE MESS on my hands trying to get it back to square.

As it stands now, things aren’t perfect, but that’s the spirit of a 100 year-old house, right? At least things line up visually, and that’s good enough for me. Also, it’s taken an extra long amount of time stripping paint off the door and that nearly drove me bonkers! I’ve been updating some small progress pics on flickr too if anyone is interested.