Prior to building the doors, he framed out the doors and windows with 2x8s that were bolted to the concrete using tapcons (concrete anchor bolts). The 2x8s used for this project were reclaimed from the deck and balcony we tore down. Once built, he primed everything before hanging. He even gave the hinges an extra coat of Rustoleum so they last longer (trying to overcome the tropical forces and delay the rust). Notice the chickens next to the freshly painted doors? These are the ones that we previously posted about that got a little to curious about the painting project.
Once hung, the doors and windows looked great! The double front door is four feet wide! Talk about heavy! I wasn't feeling too well when we hung the doors and was glad for the strength in my foot since I rested the door on top of my feet for the first door. Aaron built some blocks to fit after this one :)
We still need to caulk the frames and add thresholds to ensure the casita is waterproof, but the majority of the project is complete. At least now the chickens can't sneak in the casita and peck at their bag of corn all day :)