Monday, February 22, 2010

Door Knobs

Spent a good bit of time replacing all the 1949 door knobs in the house. The originals, while cool as hell and certainly something I'd tried to save for years...had a few glaring issues. First, the little rug rat has learned to close doors and lock them, and most of the knobs either work so poorly that you can't get them open again, or they offer no functional possibility to open them from the outside at all. Second, some are so worn that guests get stuck in various rooms of the house! Not good. So, 7 door knobs later...

Out with the old...

In with a nifty little template guide borrowed from a friend at work...

And finally, in with a new nickel knob. I must have been drunk with celebration of a job well done, what with the quality of this crappy picture! I'll need to paint the doors now. This one I had to kick in to free the rug rat after she locked herself in out bedroom. Then I had to glue the door. That episode was what touched off the whole knob replacement plan.


Next up...Swimming Pool! Gonna dig it myself. How hard can it be?

4 comments:

Steve said...

You're digging your own swimming pool??!!

Bro, you are insane.

Steve said...

(But if anyone could do it, it's you.)

Caroline said...

I need some dirt at my house. Bring it on.

Utahdog! said...

RE Pool...no not really.


uh...



Maybe?