Last November, I visited the previous owner of the Cross House, Bob Rodak, and we went through his stash of salvaged house materials.
I left with some wondrous bits.
There was this battered door which had its lower third cut off, and some of its width. And the left side had been smashed. After some careful deduction, the door could only have been…
…the original closet door to the octagon bedroom. See the original door hardware, WAY low, right side? That tells you how much the door was reduced in height.
And now! Thanks to Dr. Doug, who did emergency work on the door.
The original hardware back in place. The right place! The hardware needs stripping, and the door will receive a faux wood finish to match all the other doors and their original faux finish.
In the pantry, an L-shaped counter was missing when I purchased the house.
But Bob found the east counter and graciously returned it to the Cross House.
Bob later found the vertical supports for the north counter, and Dr. Doug made a new counter to replace the lost original! Grain bins were originally under the counter.
This is the south exterior door. It had been relocated to the dining room, to create an exit. In the process, it was cut shorter on the top and bottom. I returned it to its original location, and Dr. Doug replaced the missing top/bottom. Thanks, Dr. Doug!