Monday, March 10, 2008

One minute you're in, the next you're out!

We have a really strange french door in our bedroom which connects to the front jut out of the house - a 6x5 area with four windows. Kind of like a large bay window. I have no idea why the pervious owner decided to build this wall and put a door in - maybe to make an office area, or a small baby's room? Either way, it makes our room smaller and limits us to one window instead of...five. Big difference. Sadly, I have to admit was have been using this amazing and sunny space as a dumping ground for our luggage and extra bits of crap people throw into storage. But, now we will say "Auf Wiedersehen" to our door so we can actually use the as part of our room, a nice sitting area perhaps or an ultimate fighting ring? No, too small.

Alas, it is time to smash something! Oh, the glory of destruction. The door was installed yet never even unpacked (plastic removed) or painted. It is pretty nice actually. So, instead of smashing it to bits and wasting it, I wanted to carefully remove it and put it up on craigslist for someone else to use. Have I ever removed a door? Nope. Here is the before picture:

Within about 20 - 30 minutes I removed the door. It is actually pretty easy. Just removed the screws from the hinge to the door, remove the doors. Next, remove screws from the door frame and pry frame from wall. You can also remove the screws holding the frame pieces together to break it down into smaller pieces to move easier. Here is the doorway when the door was removed (and all our crap):

This weekend I plan to demo the small wall around and above the door. I'll be sure to take pictures.

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Injuries Obtained

  • Sprained Toe/Foot: 1
  • Blood Blisters: 2
  • Splinters under fingernail: 1
  • Bird Shit on me: 1
  • Eye Injuries: 3
  • Burns: 0
  • Falls off ladder: 0 (this is because we don't have a ladder yet)
  • Headaches: too many to itemize
  • Broken Bones: 0
  • Bandages Needed: 5
  • Electric Shocks: 2
  • Stiches: 0
  • Bruises: way too many