But, since life is more real than a photo I can tell you that the strips were just a touch too wide.
Which meant I got to plane them down before I could do the casing. The best part was the pile of wood curls on the floor afterward. This is what the salon floor looks like (minus the planer) after I'm done getting my hair cut. I hated sweeping these up they were so cute.
The obligatory dog shot. I had to put a baby-gate up at the front door since I was going in and out
because the wood and the saw and other tools were in the driveway. Rory spent his time in the living
room doing his best to look entirely put out because I was wasting a perfectly good Saturday morning
making wood curls.
Here is the end result on one of the doors. Norm and I picked this style out at a millworks place quite
some time ago. I went back there last Friday to see how serious they were about the sign on the door
that read "Sales to Contractors Only". Apparently, all you need to qualify as a contractor is red hair and
a willingness to pay for the materials. And maybe a wink.
Lest you are busy snubbing your noses or yawning, I want you to know that
I used up two feet of the top casing in practice trying to figure out how to make the angled cuts for the ends. I suppose I could have just cut the ends of the top piece straight back at 90 degrees, but I like this look much better. A little wood filler and some paint (Behr's Bleached Linen for those of you who want to know) and this will look like one solid piece of wood. By the way, once I figured out how to make these cuts, I cut an entire supply of left and right sides. If anybody needs some....