Recently a customer contacted Benhardt Construction about needing “just a few pieces of trim re-nailed to the wall, as they had just had new hardwood flooring installed.”
Had Benhardt Construction done the installation, the trim would been removed by Benhardt Construction and re-installed as we always do for all of our flooring installations.
Aside from that, she wanted a pantry door reversed from swinging inward to outward so that she could make more use out of her space. Something I was fully behind as Benhardt Construction is all about maximizing existing space and functionality.
In short, I wanted to share with you the list of tools that was needed for this, “just a few pieces of trim re-nailed to the wall, as they had just had new hardwood flooring installed,” project.
Nail Punch – Knock Out Hinge Pins
Hammer – Strike Nail Punch, Mini Wrecking Bar, Shims, Old Nails, Chisel
Utility Knife – Cut between trim and drywall. Cut between trim and jamb. Cut Shims
Sawzall – Cut existing door fasteners
6 Inch Blade for Sawzall –
Mini Wrecking Bar – Pull Trim
Flat Razor Blade – Remove excess caulk from trim work and drywall
Multi Tool & Cutoff Blade – Cut existing trim as needed for new door jamb placement
Shims – Stub out door jamb plumb
Cordless Nailer – Mechanical means to fasten door jamb
Nails – Fasten door jamb
6 Foot Level – Plumb door jamb
2 Foot Level – Level line across for trim transitions from hardwood flooring to sheet vinyl
Tape Measure –
Miter Saw – Cut new wider pieces of trim to account for transition height difference
Jigsaw – Scribe cut new trim over molding transitions
Chisel – Complete what Multi Tool above could not
Extension Chord –
Three Way Extension Cord Adapter – Save time from not plugging and unplugging cords for tools
Spackle – Fill in holes of existing trim
Extra 3 1/4 Inch Trim – Replace trim next to door jamb as it was too short from resetting door
Extra 4 1/4 Inch Trim – Use to transition from the now higher height of hard wood to sheet vinyl
Broom – Sweep up as we always do!
Dustpan – Pick up the sweepings to leave it cleaner than we found it as we always do!
25 things were needed today for ‘just a little job’. Plus the trim pieces had to be procured before today so that was a trip to the mill yard in and of itself.
This project went great and the customer was happy, happy, happy.
The moral of the story is that it’s not always ‘just a little job’. There are a lot of tools, materials, experience and logistics that can go into even the ‘smallest of projects’
If you have a ‘small or large’ project around your home, contact Benhardt Construction today!