(At least for the Boxhound. Naturally, the cats have no problem getting through.)
ANYWAY, My Fella reminded me that I have not yet posted a picture of The Finished Door, which — among other minor tweaks and adjustments — he felt he had to re-hang (for aesthetic reasons(!)).
So here it is, in its glory:
Like most doors, it opens. UNLIKE most doors, it can be opened one panel at a time.
But wait, what’s that hanging from the top half of the door? Could it be…?
Why yes, it’s a chalkboard!
Before it was a chalkboard, it was a piece of plywood. My Fella cut it to size, sanded it, smoothed it out with this amazing substance, and then applied a few coats of chalkboard paint. Then — and here’s where it gets really impressive — he re-purposed a couple of the metal rails from an old filing cabinet and shaped them into hanging hooks.*
As for the trim around the edges, it’s made from a couple of (free) wooden rulers** available from Morgan Imports.
And now we’ve got a chalkboard, for organizing our shopping lists and divvying up chores and plotting world domination. You know, that sort of thing.