Mrs. Monologues

New Doors and Upcoming House Projects

It is been months since I posted anything related to the house or to home-making. Now that we have a great yaya slash househelp, problems inside the house get resolved before I get informed.  No need for me to get OC crazy coz she takes care of things without being asked. I don’t need to spend Friday night planning menus and making my weekly  palengke shopping list. The garden gets trimmed even before  I notice that unwanted weeds are growing. More about Manang on a separate post.

For now, let me share our most recent major  house project: our new doors.

Before, it looked like this. I have always wanted sliding doors because I am in love with Swedish panel curtains.

The sliding doors slide on the outer side of the wall. We  had it made that way so we can make use of the inner side of walls. Bad move! The doors get stuck because  little pebbles get inside the rails. Also, the doors can be easily removed. Yup, as in, we can remove the doors. Iskeri!

As as security measure, we’ve added extra doors made of hardwood.  It was supposed to be a solid door but I decided to change the design so light can pass thru.  We kept the sliding door but had let go of the panel curtains. 😦

I love that the doors open real wide. Pls don’t be distracted by the scrap metal. We sold those already. The space is now home to my little herb garden.

The doors are made of tanguile, a kind of local hardwood. According to Tita Crisanta, owner of Crisbens, tanguile is the next best choice to narra. Not only is narra extremely and impractically expensive, government also prohibits cutting down of narra trees. Tanguile has been tried and tested by our family because it is the same wood that our bed is made of. So far, we are really happy with our bed. It’s survived jumping sprees and wrestling matches of my children (Aki and Franky) and nieces and nephews. The commercially available Malaysian rubberwood beds would not stand a chance against the energetic kids who jump and wrestle on this bed.

Our next projects:

Install rails to stairs

Landscape the lanai area

Get new doors made of hardwood

Door and Bed Supplier Info

Cris-Bens Woodworks

Tatay, Rizal

contact person: Mrs Crisanta Loyola

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