I started work on the Hoosier cabinet on Monday. The heat was brutal, but it felt so good to finally get the process started. I pulled my cabinet out and cleared it off. (My dear husband was already becoming far too comfortable with piling stuff on top of it, so I knew I couldn’t delay this project much longer or my Hoosier cabinet would be buried in garage clutter!)
I’m not sure what I thought held the slats of the rolling door together, but the three thin strips of adhesive cloth surprised me. And if they slid along a track, I thought it likely arched upward and across to the back of the cabinet. Instead the track curled around in a semicircle so that the door was supposed to roll in around itself. And I had assumed the track was probably rusty, which would explain why it was so hard to roll the door upwards, but on both sides the metal track was as clean and smooth and white as if it had been put in the cabinet just yesterday.