Eleven pairs of doors, all to be lifted off their hinges, carried down to the sous sol and laid on the suitably covered table tennis table.
This is the outside of the doors, which, prior to retirement, would be exposed to the elements in their closed position for about ten months of the year.
Three thousand, seven hundred and sixty eight individual louvres to be rubbed down, undercoated and given two coats of ‘top coat’. A staggering eleven thousand in total!
Half a dozen doors to be filled.
Two doors to have new pieces of wood scarfed in (scarphed, according to Wikipedia). Not the best photograph!
One pair of doors to undergo this process a total of three times before the colour and finish was deemed to be right. We did have an attempt with one set of doors in 2012, which you can read about here. We eventually decided on white!
Around one hundred and fifty hours of unpaid labour. I was going to write ‘unpaid work’, but in probation service terms this has an altogether different meaning!
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