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Front Entry Restoration

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Re: Front Entry Restoration

Postby Don M on Mon Oct 18, 2010 8:30 am

Beautiful doors! You door choice for the front entrance looks just right & the color complements the rest of the facde as well!Don
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Re: Front Entry Restoration

Postby jharkin on Mon Oct 18, 2010 8:32 am

Jeff-

I'll try and get some detail photos of the mantle for you this evening after work.

Good point about the sidelines. Last winter I just put plastic on them, but real storms would be much better. I'll have to look into it.

Heck some day I'd like to replace all the leaky triple track with better quality storms too.

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Re: Front Entry Restoration

Postby Don M on Mon Oct 18, 2010 8:38 am

We installed an antique leaded glass casement window from Susan's grandmother's Beacon Hill house a few years back. I had a storm window made to cover & protect it from the elements which worked very well sealing it up. I have side lights on my house but they are under a porch & don't appear to ice up in the winter---of course south central Pennsylvania isn't northern Vermont :wink: ! on
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Re: Front Entry Restoration

Postby jharkin on Mon Oct 18, 2010 9:05 pm

Jeff-

Is this what you are looking for?
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Re: Front Entry Restoration

Postby Old Colonial on Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:51 am

Jeremy,

Thanks for the picture. I've been gathering pictures and architectural drawings looking for one that fits the room that I can reproduce. I been saving this task for last in my living room. I have a set of antique rounds and hollows handplanes I have never used and need to sharpen. I don't have much experience with wooden planes so I'll have a learning curve.

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Re: Front Entry Restoration

Postby raymanretro on Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:38 pm

I love seeing great work like this going on in an old house! Very inspiring. :D
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Re: Front Entry Restoration

Postby kecleveland on Sun Feb 13, 2011 3:18 pm

Jeremy,

I'm getting ready to install spring bronze on my back door. Do you have any photos showing how you dealt with the header and threshold?
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Re: Front Entry Restoration

Postby jharkin on Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:01 pm

I'll try and take a couple photos this week and post them.

I put the sprint bronze on the header as well and beveled the ends slightly where it meets the bronze in the jamb.

I put a couple small pieces of felt in the corners at the bottom of the vertical spring bronze run, and then I used the rubber door bottom with built in sweep that came with the door for the threshold seal. Not as long lasting as the bronze but so far it gets the job done and is pretty much invisible.

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Re: Front Entry Restoration

Postby jharkin on Sun Feb 20, 2011 1:06 pm

Here is the header and threshold treatments. Its hard to see but I stuffed felt squares into the corners top and bottom.

You can also probably tell that the header piece I had to pull out and redo once... I didn't get it quite straight enough leaving the bronze bowed out...
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