Thursday, March 31, 2016

It's that kind of week


11 comments:

bruce said...

that must be from my neighborhood, looks like something the guys building my house would do, and then ask ME how that came to happen.

I've made some bugger silly mistakes, but I always tried to fix them before anyone could see them.

Rev. Paul said...

It does make one wonder which came first: the hinge inlets, or the doorknob holes.

Unfortunately, I saw things like that when I was a building inspector.

Unknown said...

BTDT - but with an oak kitchen counter that was fitted in an L-shape using the "masons' mitre" technique a-la:http://smg.photobucket.com/user/thelandlord/media/IMGP7489.jpg.html

There was to be a countertop appliance requiring grommets through the counter for water-supply, drain, and power. In cutting with router, circular-saw, jigsaw, and hole-saw I was filpping the piece over so many times I forgot whaich end was up, and instead of putting the holes at the back, I put them at the front edge of the oak slab.

That was expensive, and ruined a lot of my own really good work making the mitre and scribing the back of the piece to fit the masonry wall.

burt said...

"Escher! Get your ass in here - NOW!!!"

JC said...

Dear sweet jeebus Private space doors always swing out

matism said...

Mebbe in YOUR neck o' de woods, JC, but that is not universally true.

Old NFO said...

Ouch... That'll be $37.50...

Comrade Misfit said...

Yeah. It has been, iindeed.

Will said...

JC:

housing doors normally have the hinges on the interior side, for better security. One exception is if the door would be swinging over steps.

John said...

OldNFO is right, the door did not cost that much. The challenge would be to fix it so well that the repair is invisible.
And no, I do not think it makes sense to repair the door, but my OCD streak surfaces at times like this.
I think a pair of Dutchmen for the hinge mortises would be fairly easy. It would also depend if the knob side has the slight angle cut.

ASM826 said...

Why not the cut out for the doorknob on the other side and then put two matching doorknobs on the door? It would be symmetric and cause guests to ask.