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shutter hinges, only not

I was GOING to get that shutter done today, since I’d finally managed to pick up the hinges from Home Despot on Friday, & I was REALLY excited, except that when I opened the bag, this is what came out.

Yep, that is one (1) hinge. Note the presence of two little baggies of screws, each of which holds enough screws for one hinge. But only one hinge. Continue reading shutter hinges, only not

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door trim & a bit of Tom

seen from above: a wooden table holding a jigsaw, a clamp, & a length of plywood cut into ornate trim

I’m as far as I can get on the front window until the hinges come in, so I moved on to the next bit. Tyrava’s side door gets a bit of leaking going on when it rains, so that’s my next project — or at least part of it, because the weather had opinions too.

The back yard, low scrub dotted with evergreen trees; the sky is grey, darkening to REALLY grey in spots

I worked outside on the trim when I could, ducked inside when it rained a bit, & wound up getting a BUNCH done.

Got the first piece cut out!

The trim piece, being held up along the edge of a deep purple door.

But then I hadda duck inside for a bit. I’ve got this great cabinet I picked up for squat-all at the salvage place, & I wanted to take out part of the back so the wall will show a bit when it’s open. Tom helped survey the scene.

The pressboard cabinet is laying face-down on Tyrava's floor. Tom is curiously sniffing the end of it.

I’d pulled out the tiny nails stuck in the back, but there were LONG staples holding it in place too. Fortunately I have tools, & I’m not afraid to use em.

An inch-long staple lays on the back of the cabinet, next to the hole from which it has been wrenched. Tom's rubbing his face all over the side of the cabinet. It's his now.

But even when I pulled out every fastener I could find, the back piece wouldn’t slide out of the slot it was in. I guess it was glued?

So I got cranky & had at with the jigsaw. (I love my jigsaw.) After a bunch of that, interspersed with ducking outside a couple times, this is what I achieved:

Most of the back of the cabinet has been cut away, except for small sections at the top, bottom, & middle, enough to keep it stable. Two pieces of cut trim have been laid across it.

I took a bit of a break & thought about being done for the day, but there’s still so much to do … so I went out twice more to get the painting done.

Both pieces of trim have been painted the same dark purple I've used on the door & the other trim.

Tomorrow’s my day to plan the week, clear the decks, & generally get things set up for the next week, but I’m gonna take a little time to duck outside & get these in place. It’s gonna look good!


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