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Got a request to duplicate and old bead board bulkhead door for a customer whose home shows on the local historic house tour circuit and she wants it the same as it ever was.

Not many options for me really as it is what it is and that's what she wants :whistling

The existing opening is way out of whack being 3 inches out of square so I'll try to fudge it in a little to trick the eye.

Since I got home a little early today I figured I'd glue up the bead board to get a jump start. I'll pick up the rest of the materials tommorrow and then get her painted up for the install sometime next week.

Hell of a copper roof this place has,...115 years old and still kickin' :thumbup:
 

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I didn't really get much done this afternoon as I kept sneaking in to the air conditioning whenever I could and eating all the munchies I could find :thumbup:

At least my glue dried fast :laughing:

Major thunder boomers on the way tonight and it looks like were about ready to get them :eek:

Both panels are glued so i'll brace them tomorrow and start painting which should make for pretty easy work :thumbup:
 

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Here's a shot of the T-astragal detail i'm using if you can call it that,.. and simple it is.

Gotta love these no -brainer jobs, no brain, no pain suits me well on a beautiful summer day :thumbup:
 

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Got her primed and painted over the weekend and installed today while I was there fixing some copper gutter, a garage door and some ceder shake siding repair.

Just used some galvanized gate hinges, sash chain and threw a handle on it to match the old.

Customer was pleased and so was I once she wrote the check :thumbup:
 

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Looks nice Super. Did you make any lind of gap allowance for the board to swell?

I did a cheesy one like this a couple of years ago with T-111 plywood siding. Has held up surprisingly well looks like it did the day I installed it.
 

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Looks nice Super. Did you make any lind of gap allowance for the board to swell?

I did a cheesy one like this a couple of years ago with T-111 plywood siding. Has held up surprisingly well looks like it did the day I installed it.
Yep, I left a heavy 1/4" under the batten/t-astragal in anticipation. Hope it don't go much more than that.
 
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