Pennsylvania Limestone Farmhouse Renovations to an 1863 farmhouse built of limestone

July 1, 2012

Installing the Vanity

Filed under: Front door,Interior,mudroom — Duane Diefenbach @ 5:16 pm

I put a wipe-on polyurethan satin finish on the cabinet and the trim around the top of the sink. Next came the installation, which wasn’t all that bad (just 2 trips to the hardware store for the correct drain fittings).

I next worked on making a raised panel door. I thought it came out quite well and I had little trouble fitting the mortise and tenon joints.  And I have become much more proficient using hand planes and scrapers to clean up saw burn marks and level the wood where 2 joints come together.  Here’s a picture of the door with one coat of finish on the raised panel (I do that before assembling the door).

The only problem was that the opening of the cabinet is 27-5/8″ tall and I made the door 25-5/8″ tall…

If you need a cherry door that is 25-5/8″ x 18-1/4″ let me know, I will let it go cheap. Unfortunately it’s too tall for the kitchen cabinets (and they all need doors!).

Here’s the correct sized door with  the first coat of finish drying.

While waiting for the glue to cure after I assembled this door I cut a backsplash for the vanity. I simply used a piece of slate.

The other project on hold has been the front door (see the blog entry). I bought an entry lockset and 3 bronze hinges on Ebay, and ordered the interlocking weatherstripping. All should arrive this week. Here is what the lockset and hinges look like.

So our new door will have parts from the 1850s and 1880s, and wood from the 2010s, but I hope it all comes together.

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