|Reducing the door|
The top hinges were in the right place, so those stayed. The frame was cut down and reassembled to the 4 foot rough opening height of the door opening. Then the fun of cutting the steel door. To make a long story short, just look at this web site on how to do it. Pretty much what we did, but used a chisel rather than a router.
|Door frame in place. It's proper style to wear an "Astronomer"|
t-shirt when building an observatory.
It all fit nicely when done! The frame was mounted and then the door fell right in place. The doorknob holes will be filled/covered with a kick plate later. A hole will be made for deadbolt on the top of the door - probably get an electronic keyless thing with buttons. More on that later - I'll have photos of the process when it happens.
|It fits perfectly!|
|I stood on a chair, for this photo. It's a short door, but|
plenty of headroom inside.