"Laura helped Pa make the door. Mary watched, but Laura handed him his tools.
"With the saw he sawed logs the right length for a door. He sawed shorter lengths for cross-pieces. Then with the ax he split the logs into slabs, and smoothed them nicely. He laid the long slabs together on the ground and placed the shorter slabs across them. Then with the auger he bored holes through the cross-pieces into the long slabs. Into every hole he drove a wooden peg that fitted tightly.
"The door was finished. It was strong and solid, made of thick oak with oak slabs across it, all pegged together with good stout pegs. ... There was no doorknob on that door, and there was no keyhole and no key. But it was a good door.
"I call that a good day's work!" said Pa. "And I had a fine little helper!"
Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder