We've been setting doors, cutting and installing trim, and getting really dusty.
This is where the work becomes more meticulous, time consuming, and nit-picky....I love it!
The kids have been introduced to the fine art of spackle and setting nails. I think they're already sick of it. I am the official caulker. More of that to come.
In keeping with my modern cottage design, we've used chunky 1x6 and 1x4 MDF to create the headers and casings for the windows and doors.
The door design is a simple two panel, which matches the half lite doors we've installed in the kitchen and garage. Setting doors just right is tricky. We still have one set of closet doors I'm ready to chuck out the window. :)
In the bathrooms, we reduced the size of the casings so we could accommodate the necessary switches etc.
I really like the simple caps we've created for the half walls. They are made from a 1x8 and 1x2s. Simple, straight lines. I also love the chunky baseboard we're putting in. It's made with a 1/2" by 6" MDF. So much easier to install...no 45 degree angles to cut or profiles to cut with a coping saw.
With some tight corners, we had to reduce the size of the casings and headers to fit. I think by the time we get to our last door, we'll be pros. Here's the view into the great room from the hallway. Someday those shelves will have rope lights.
One of the things we've been challenged with in this stage is the drywall. Without our knowing, the subcontractor installed 5/8" drywall instead of 1/2". It makes for a sturdier house, but EVERYTHING from electrical boxes to door casings are made for 1/2" drywall. So, we have had issues like this:
To case this door, we've had to actually trim away some of the drywall, at least to fit the casings. Like I said, very dusty!
Once we complete the finish work, we'll be ready for paint.
Doesn't the front door look nice all trimmed out? You'd never know how much we had to trim off the drywall to get it in. :)
How are your projects (big or small) coming?
To see the entire house saga, you can see my round-up page HERE.