Lindsey and Jeff are great new neighbors with a formerly terrible purple leaded-glass, paneled front door. Now they have an awesome new magenta door. I did this one a week before Wilson and Nicola's but have been busy... installing doors.
Wilson dropped me a note a few weeks back. He and his wife Nicola recently bought a house in Marin that really needed a new front door.
We've done a few in the area, but never one that opened into the house directly — most Eichler doors open into an atrium. This presented a bit of a challenge as the door needed to not only be good looking, but also weatherproof, which required weatherstripping, a solid threshold and a better attention to fit as everything needs to seal up nicely.
A few emails later and a trip up to get the door for matching, I was back on site fitting the new door, threshold and weatherstripping. The results were quite nice.
"Hey Hunter. It’s the best door ever, no question." – Nicola
(Before and after // Thanks to Wison and Nicola for the photos)
When the exterior slabs in our home were poured, they used redwood spacers — and left them there for effect (and a nice control joint)... which is nice until they degrade. Most folks tear the wood out and replace with gravel or other hardscape material and we had done the same. However, years of sweeping pea gravel out of the atrium became tedious.
I've wanted to replace the redwood for years and this weekend we did. I wish we had done it years ago. It's pretty simple:
Rip out the old redwood
File down the original nails
Cut new strips to size
Using construction adhesive, re-set the redwood strips and let dry