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  • I am squaring the door cutout for a future door
  • But if a door doesn't get installed, I still want the cutout to be smooth and nice
  • Installing Dividers scrubs the plywood sideways between the floors which can pull splinters.  But if I sand the corner of the Divider, it is less likely to happen.
  • I am testing the fit.  This Divider will line up with the stair holes
  • I use one Divider to line up another.  I am marking the back edge for where it will fit when it has glue one it... but wait!  The Divider is not straight front-to-back
  • This kind of bow is often from laying the Divider one way up in the open air... I will straighten it.
  • A damp towel and stripwood spacers (I don't want the Divider to get wet)
  • The Divider is concave side down over (not touching) the towel
  • It's been a little over an hour and the Divider is straight - be ready to glue it in place as soon as it is straight, sometimes it will keep moving if you leave it laying around.
  • I'm back in business and marking the fit on the back edge of both floors
  • glue
  • Notice the 1" in front of the door cutout that didn't get glue.  As I slide the Divider in place, this 1" would have smeared glue in the doorway.
  • I'm about 3/4" from the front wall before I touch the Divider to the Floor (If you touch the front wall, the glue on the front edge of the Divider will end up smeared all across the wall instead of in the glue joint)
  • I will lift the next-higher floor as much as I can to minimize glue smear on the ceiling
  • The marks show the position up-and-down and the squaring divider keeps it in position front-to-back.  Now I can slide it the rest of the way into the house.
  • Temporarily set the stairs in place to decide on the location of the rest of the dividers