Replacing the Barn Door

Project: Victorian Restoration, Episode 9, Part 4

New pavers are laid down in the driveway outside the barn. Brian Kallmeyer and Nick Pastore (from Unilock) explain how to properly install the stone. Out back, Bob gives Charlie Tomaszewski a hand building a brand new mahogany deck. Upstairs in the main house, veneer plaster is being applied in the bedrooms. Finally, new barn-style doors are installed in the converted dairy storage building.
Part 1: Building the Backyard Deck
Part 2: Working With Unilock Tumbled Concrete Pavers
Part 3: Patching With Plaster
Part 4: Replacing the Barn Door
The old barn doors are replaced with an oversized (9' x 10') door from KML Industries in Canada. It's made from Ponderosa Pine and thermal-insulating glass.

Since the existing wall is way out of plumb, the crew plumbed the existing frame with pressure treated 2 x 4s. The door will keep flush with the inside, so that, when the door swings, it'll swing open all the way, not hitting the jamb.

The door has twin panels of glass, four raised panels on the bottom, and glass side-lights.
Located just five miles from downtown Boston, Bob's scouts discovered a Victorian-era house in a neighborhood of family homes on tree-lined streets that was past due for a full-scale renovation.

The home's new owners, a work-at-home family, have set goals to modernize the home's floor plan, update the building's mechanical and electrical systems, and add home office and work spaces for two busy professionals.