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Doorway needs a door

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and I couldn’t leave the lighting alone

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Still making doors by a sandwich process with some form of card in the centre and paint and cladding on the faces.
I do like the door knobs to sit opposite each other, but with the door structure being fairly thin, that can be awkward as most pre-made knobs have useful necks on them for inserting in the door surface I presume, but they are too long to put opposite to each other.  If I surface mount them they never stay on, not even with a bit of a pin in them.  I find it easier to chop it off and fit the knob closer to the surface.  I make a small hole through the door and insert a sequin pin in one of the knobs to go through.

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Then I chop the pin to suitable length and stick the other knob on the pin that sticks through – just the same as with a real door with spindle. And I glue the whole lot. The card and cladding make for a bit of a rough door, I know but it does a job until I can muster a better finish.

Was moving on

Couldn’t get the mind off what would need doing to boost the first attic space lighting so, as getting nowhere with everything else, I turned attention to that and dragged out an LED light from the stored electrics that are squirreled away.  It’s a ceiling light from Heidi Ott but if you invert it you can get something else, possibly.

How safe is an oil lamp do you reckon?

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Given it a booster step on the middle section of the wrecked dressing table, it looks OK when off, though perhaps a bit bright when lit. Something to work from perhaps

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It lights that back wall nicely; I’ll see how it goes