When making room for Baby Magee, other more boring but necessary house projects have been added to our list that otherwise had been ignored. One of those is the fact that the guest bathroom door to the future nursery doesn't close (among other doors). To tackle this task, we used an amazing hand tool: the metal file. It's like a cheese grater for doors and we now have doors shutting and latching that haven't shut since we moved in. Time? Almost none. I cooked dinner while Mr. grabbed the tool and step ladder land Mr. was done with three doors before food was on the table. How amazing is that? It's almost embarrassing that it took my dad buying the $10 tool at Lowes and 3 years to do this.
*Tip: If you have cheap hollow core doors like we do, score the the top or bottom of the door to the line that you want to sand to to prevent snagging and pulling the veneer off unevenly when filing against the wood grain.