Sunday, January 30, 2011
Our dear friend in this picture has offered to make the front doors for us in his workshop, but he wants to use the wood from the premade panels because they will make lighter doors. He will build one solid door and one Dutch door, that is a door with a bottom half and a top half, that can be opened independently. I had just been thinking early Saturday morning about maybe having a Dutch door for ventilation during the hot summer months!
Since the pre-made panels were spoken for, we had to figure out how to make the fixed divider walls ourselves. Calling upon our recently learned carpentry skills, we framed out the walls and began cutting panels out of the old barn siding and the new siding left over as well.
At 5:00 pm we called it a day, we were tired and knew that there were several more days to go before we could call it done. It is funny how many barn construction days we have called it quits at 5:00pm!
Next in line is to fasten all those boards to the frames, and then build the gates. One of the cool things is that when we cut the boards for the 6 ft divider walls, many times it left a 4 ft. piece that we will be able to use on the gates!
I am writing this early Sunday morning, and I cannot believe how bone tired I was last night, and how renewed a good night sleep can make you feel!
Until next time, Happy Weaving, Tina