I met Raven at Safeway/Starbucks, she didn’t expect that. With coffee we headed to Garrett’s hardware. I need hinges and Raven more paint supplies. The black can wait but there is a polyurethane stain/finish that should work to cover the birch cabinet face, a dark walnut as it won’t soak in to the previously clear covered surface. I picked up some offset shutter hinges in dark patina to match the door.
Back home, Raven worked on the cabinet doors as I cooked lunch, a mediocre tarragon chicken, too sweet with the cheap wine, try again with better dry white wine.
The sky is looking ominous but not raining as I carved out the shutters to fit the inset hinges with chisels.
Meanwhile Raven detailed the front upper right arch. With the hinges in the shutters, I held them up to the window, need help here.
Raven held the shutters in place as I punched holes with the awl and screwed them in place, three times making adjustments to get them right. These will prevent the glass from breaking on the road rocks. They look good open, but won’t close right, I’ll need to bevel the edges.
You can see the right arch above as well as the new shutters. I’ll need to take them down by the inset screws and make the bevels but they look good.
Raven finished all the cabinet doors with black edges and flowers.
A productive day.