Friday, November 18, 2005

First Look

I’m going to start on the pocket doors restoration in earnest tomorrow. This has become a top priority because when I get the pocket doors up I can close off the parlors and run the one and only heater in the house. Right now when I run it I can’t feel a thing unless I run it for 6 or 7 hours straight. Even then the room goes from being really, really cold to just cold. When the doors are up I can keep more of the heat in the room.

Today I set up the work area and got everything ready. There is so little finish left on these doors I’m going to start with just steel wool and denatured alcohol. I’ve started with the one door that was face up in the barn. It has more dirt on it than finish. In some places the dirt is about 1/4-inch thick and caked on. Just to see what it was like under the dirt I went over a small section with just steel wool and no alcohol. If the rest looks like this these are going to be just fantastic.

Waterfall Grain?

2 comments:

Jocelyn said...

a-mazing! This is the kind of stuff that keeps us all going

Jocelyn said...

what's going on? my comments never show up...