Saturday, December 03, 2005

Here is our original front door back in it's original place. I think it turned out great. It took a whole lot of cleaning and a new coat of shellac. Unfortunately, most of the woodwork in the house has satin poly on it. That's why the door looks shiny in this pic. Whithout the camera flash, it's hard to really tell the difference. I have to trim the bootom of the door so that it shuts properly again. Question is, should I replace the existing metal threshold with a new wood one? What should I install on the bottom of my door to keep out the drafts? I was thinking about spring bronze like I used on the windows, but I was wondering if there is a better method or product. BTW-someday this will again be a front door. We plan to replace the front porch that used to exist where the closet is shown on the othere side of the door. We end up losing the closet, but I think we will benefit more with a front porch.


bls said...

hi jim
if you haven't already, you should check out building by the book: pattern book arch in NJ, by Guter and Foster. i think you'd find it of great interest.
i found it doing research on foursquares for a (hopefully) forthcoming book.
best wishes from one foursquare renovator to another...

American Foursquare Restoration said...

Thanks- I'll certainly check it out!