Those of you who have read The Lord of the Rings will no doubt remember Grond, the massive battering ram from Mordor used to destroy the (otherwise invincible) gates of Minas Tirith.

I built the double doors with Grond in mind. They are, as you might expect, made to last.

Sam and I set up the southern door on Saturday, and I must now work out how to fasten the hinges. I spent today adjusting this and that, measuring here and there, making unnessary calculations, and generally prevaricating.

Tomorrow – or the day after – I will hang the door.