So, we hit the number one priority today: putting latches and locks on bathroom and bedroom doors. At one point, Rob said “this is taking so long.” I told him it’s taken us three years, and so in comparison, a couple hours to figure out how to handle these old doors and their hardware is fast.
Regular readers of This Green House will recall that several of our interior doors have been reclaimed from a university math lecture hall. Those doors came with a complicated latch system that we could not figure out how to disassemble.
Rob methodically analyzed the latch, applying WD-40, filed down some nicks that prevented the latch from functioning, figured out how to remove the knob and take out the complicated locking system which could actually be dangerous in an emergency if we accidentally locked ourselves in. We located enough old hardware in the box labelled “door hardware.”
In other news, the free shutters that blew off in one of our famous winds (you were right, D!) have been reinstalled, more securely this time.