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Stunning French Doors into Office


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My wife wanted french doors installed from the living room, so we could open up the living space and create a room for projects. I went and purchased the doors and started by identifying where the electrical wires were going through the wall. I drilled holes where the door was going and found out I needed to remove a section of wiring, re-install through a jumper box, go up the wall into the attic and down to the light switch to complete the circuit. The switch worked properly and now I can continue to remove the rest of the non-load bearing wall to the size of the door frame. After adding a header, the door fir perfectly and I spent a few hours shimming the doors. I found extra flooring and cut to fit in the gap where the wall was and primed the doors. I finished by adding trim and inviting friends over to see if they could tell if it looked like it had always been this way. Nobody could tell that I did this project the weekend before. Woo hoo! Happy wife, happy life.

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      • FRENCH DOORS, NAILS, TRIM, CAULKING, AIR NAILER, PRIMER, PAINT BRUSH, HAND SAW, TABLE SAW, SKILL SAW, PENCIL, LEVEL, COMPOUND MITER SAW, ELECTRICAL TESTER, STUD FINDER
      • 2X4S, TRIM TO MATCH

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Stunning French Doors into Office

by chefbribri
Nov 25, 2014

My wife wanted french doors installed from the living room, so we could open up the living space and create a room for projects. I went and purchased the doors and started by identifying where the electrical wires were going through the wall. I drilled holes where the door was going and found out I needed to remove a section of wiring, re-install through a jumper box, go up the wall into the attic and down to the light switch to complete the circuit. The switch worked properly and now I can continue to remove the rest of the non-load bearing wall to the size of the door frame. After adding a header, the door fir perfectly and I spent a few hours shimming the doors. I found extra flooring and cut to fit in the gap where the wall was and primed the doors. I finished by adding trim and inviting friends over to see if they could tell if it looked like it had always been this way. Nobody could tell that I did this project the weekend before. Woo hoo! Happy wife, happy life.