Before

Before

New glass door with sidelights 

New glass door with sidelights 

E. Kingston Cape 

Adding windows and doors to this 1900 built house with several later additions. The house is very charming... that is crooked and out of plumb, square, and level in every way, which adds to the fun and challenge of framing and installing doors and windows. 

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I cut out the subfloor (which was bowed) and reframed the threshold with pressure treated lumber to make sure the door had a level and flat base to rest on. As you can see the main beam of the house is  below  the grade. The siding also runs into the dirt. Very odd, and surprisingly no rot here. 

I cut out the subfloor (which was bowed) and reframed the threshold with pressure treated lumber to make sure the door had a level and flat base to rest on. As you can see the main beam of the house is below the grade. The siding also runs into the dirt. Very odd, and surprisingly no rot here.