29 April 2013

Sleeping Porch Progress II: French Door Framing

We had just removed a rotted wall on the sleeping porch, and we were enjoying the new light filtering the home, when a storm blew through scattering dust, dirt, and sand all over the porch, which the rain transformed to mud.

I'm still coughing from that dust storm a few weeks ago. It's dried out, but there is still a film everywhere.  The problem is that the sleeping porch is also the laundry room.  

So my spouse has been working on framing a new wall that will have two sets of French doors, but it is taking longer than we thought.  The framing is not tough, but the temperature is.  He still has siding to put up and insulation.

Two of the French doors have been delivered, and we are waiting for the pair that will be between the dining room and the porch; it was a special order, because we needed the doors to open out. (Thank you, Anne.)

My spouse is going to install the ones on the rebuilt wall and a contractor is going to install the one on the inside, because it might be mortared like the other older doors and windows that we replaced. 

The porch is a good size it 21.5 feet long and not quite 14 feet wide, but there is not much wall space, but interesting texture, because two walls are brick.  So it will be fun figuring this out when it gets time to decorating.

Here are two sets of doors that were delivered.


  1. Yay for doors! and no dust!!

    Can't wait the see the finished product :)

  2. Oh my goodness, those doors are lovely!! I'm sure I need a set of those too. :-)
    Can't wait to see them after they're installed.

  3. Oooh, so exciting! Can't wait to see what happens next! ~Angela~


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