We brought Andy's dad a piece of wood and the old jamb and he made us an exact copy.
Complete with pre-drilled holes.
We borrowed his compressor and nail gun and got to work.
We started by cutting some blocks to space the the jamb.
We nailed those babies up.
Old wood and new wood.
Then we added some shims to make the jamb level.
Cut the shims down so that they were flush with the jamb.
And finally screwed the door back on.
Then we had to reattach the trim. All of it is coated in years of oil paint (including the hardware), so it's going to be super fun to sand down and repair (insert sarcasm here).
The poor trim looks like it has the chicken pox now.
I hope to patch up the holes and repaint over the next few weeks. For now, I'm just happy to have my bedroom door back. We spent our Saturday on the porch in the 75 degree weather and we put up a finch feeder in our front yard.
We're excited to see what kinds of finches we attract this year. We saw quite a few red and yellow ones in our backyard last year.
Did you accomplish any home repairs this weekend? Any tips for me for repairing old woodwork? Old house lovers, I need your help!