The door into the lounge has now been covered in beautiful Chestnut timber.
After the timber was cut to size the hard part was sanding down with fine sandpaper and the a coat of varnish. This was done three times to give a rich finish to the timber.
It's a long slow process planning, finding the timber from my own stck and getting extra from Chicco for longer bits i don't have.
The beauty of the hinges in Portugal is that you can lift of the windows without unscrewing the hing. It's now down to cutting the edging and to creating the moulding profile. The part that takes the time is waiting for each coatof varnish to fry before preparing for the next coat