We finally got tired of seeing the mahogany wine cellar door taking up one car slot in our garage. So we got our trusty contractor in to install the door.

If you recall, a while back, I had asked all of you whether I should stain and finish the door before or after hanging. After getting advice from some of you and searching online, it became apparent to me that I needed to hang the door (since I got a pre-hung door) and then take the door off to stain and finish. Well, I am proud to say that the first part of this is done…yours truly still has to stain the door. It is all part of a grand plan to squeeze another blog entry out of this subplot.

Stark Wine Cellar Door

One piece of advice for those that may get into the same predicament as I and fall in love with a door one sees online.

When you measure the width of the existing door opening, make sure when you put in the order for the door, that you compensate for the door jambs. I had measured the opening at 30″ so I ordered a door that was 30″ in width. Well, with the jamb included, the space needed was about 31″. Luckily, my dear contractor bailed me out.

At the rate I am going, I think I’ll be finally done mid 2008…that is if work doesn’t get even busier.

Loni Stark
Loni Stark is an artist at Atelier Stark, self-professed foodie, and adventure travel seeker who has a lifelong passion for technology’s impact on business and creativity. She collaborates with Clinton Stark on video projects for Atelier Stark Films. It’s been said her laugh can be heard from San Jose all the way up to the Golden Gate Bridge. She makes no claims to super powers, although sushi is definitely her Kryptonite.