Building Up to the Build Out
Alright, so we’ve built a door, now what? This project is still on the ground, so what do ya say we get this thing up in the air where it belongs? But, we can’t hang this up quite yet. We added some finishing touches as well as attached the hardware to the door. Start here to get all the step-by-step instructions. And here for the finished product.
Steve and Joe had just finished sawing off the extras where we left off:
Look at that intensity!
Looks pretty darn good. Except we didn’t want those ragged edges showing on the sides.
We thought up a very ornate solution if I do say so myself.
Finding the perfect size trim piece was not easy, but we found just the right size! (2 to the right)
Remember that photo? Now you know why we picked them up!
We stained them to match the Tigerwood bamboo.
It took a few coats, like most things.
But it turned out nicely. This is actually my favorite part of the door 🙂
We were very excited to get this very long package in the mail!
The door kit came with two handles, a bunch of little pieces, a custom wrench… some European parts, and photo directions not unlike IKEA…
Nothing that I’d seen before. Good thing Joe is blessed with the technical savvy. Unwrapping this was Christmas morning to him.
Our foreboding task was to get the hardware onto the bamboo. ^ Like so.
Not such an easy task.
These needed to clamp around the door.
It’s all a bit of a woodchipped blur from here.
I’m sure Joe can explain this much better than I can, but I’ll try my best:
Essentially, he augered out some anchors for the door brackets.
Did we mention that bamboo is extremely hard wood to work with?
In total, we did 4 anchors for the 2 hanging brackets.
This strange wrench was fairly useful.
Here’s how each side turned out.
Tracks n’ Tracks
So after that, we just needed to secure something on the bottom half of the door.
That meant we had to find a track that would fit with our hardware.
And something to buffer the slider within the track for smooth opening and closing.
Putting the track into the door was the easy part…
But putting an anchor into the concrete?
Not an easy task.
Next post I promise will be worth the wait. To be continued…