This represents 2 days’ work, including having to re-cut the plywood. I hate sawing. I remember my first adult-type disagreement with my mom: about the meaning of “You have your work cut out for you.” I still assert that the phrase means the hard, frustrating part of a job is over, because now all you have to do is assemble it!
That sheet of plywood on the ground goes over the blue foam insulation on the 1/2 wall. You also can’t see the paneling on the outside of the 1/2 wall, or the ceiling’s-worth of rigid insulation that’s cut to size and waiting in the garage, or the subsequent garage-tidying, all of which contributed to it taking me two evenings to hang four sheets of paneling. Next steps: hang that last sheet of plywood (ran out of time and needed pie last night…) and insulate the ceiling.
Lest you be thinking this is a pretty fancy bit of hardware for a root cellar, know that everything you see in this picture came from the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, and cost $53 ($40 for the door, $5 for hardware, and $8 for the paneling). Oh, I take it back – the light switch was new. *shrug*