Bragg Construction and Remodeling provides Professional Carpenters and Craftsmen. We have been a family owned business for over thirty years. We have completed hundreds of door installations in the Portland area. We service Gladstone to Portland. The door opening shown here needed several modifications. These modifications, while complex, are well within the skill set of a Master Carpenter. Here is a picture of the old door. After the old door is set aside work begins on leveling the sill so that the door can sit on a solid base. framing and a piece of cedar are glued, shimmed and screwed to the framing.
A unique trim application was planned to accommodate the wacky framing of this old house. The next 3 photos show all the various cutting that had to happen to fit the new door to this old house. The vinyl siding was cut back so that the exterior trim would set flush. The old sub siding was cut back and the header trimmed to make way for the taller door. The framing on the side of the opening had to be shaved the length of the stud so that the opening would be wide enough for the new door. There is a reason Carpenters are sometimes called wood butchers.
The door was hung, “plumb, level and square,” key to any proper door installation. Stainless steel screws, nails, glue, caulk and shims are all used to insure that the door is solid and weather tight. The excess shims are trimmed. A custom tapered sill support is cut, fitted, caulked and nailed. The next 3 pictures show the factory trim flush to the vinyl siding. A creative remedy to this is to add a 1×4 flat casing with a nice looking reveal. This trim covers the vinyl, fits nicely to the factory trim and completes the weather tight seal of the door.
1 x 3 flat trim is added to the inside. Brand new hardware is installed. The site is cleaned, and the old door recycled for garden art. Another happy customer. This old house with a brand new perfect door.