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Upcycled Door to Dutch Door
written by Karla from It is The Tiny Issues
Previous March I was lucky plenty of to spot a “Free Stuff” pile just outside the house of our community. And in it, was a strong wooden, 8 panel doorway.
I considered it was best.
Will considered I was outrageous.
But he understood if he did not help me load it into the automobile that I would do what ever it took to get it in there myself. So, reluctantly, he assisted me load the doorway, and it grew to become mine!
You can browse all about it, along with my initial program for the doorway, listed here:“Look What I Found”. And see all the readers’ opinions on the doorway listed here: “Your Thoughts On The Door”
So what did we conclude up doing with it?
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Perfectly, listed here she is…
Not only did we reduce out the prime 4 panels and switch them with glass, but we turned it into a Dutch Door and I could not be happier with the conclude result!
The approach was a bit challenging. We weren’t completely positive how very well the doorway would keep up to reducing out panels and sawing it in 50 %, but luckily for us for us, it was in wonderful ailment.
How to Make a Dutch Door from an Old Door
Diy Dutch Door Stage one: Slice absent the panels…
Considering the fact that we desired glass on prime, we meticulously removed the middle panels on the prime 50 %.
See also: How to Install a Glass Window in a Hollow Main Door
Dutch Door Stage two: Slice the doorway and new doorknob
We sawed the doorway in 50 % to make the Dutch Door…
…and also included a new doorknob.
Dutch Door Stage 3: Add the Ledge
We included a ledge on to the base 50 % of the doorway. The initial doorway was a several inches shorter than the doorways in our household, so we experienced to fill that gap. Very little a basic 2×4 could not fix…
Dutch Door Stage five: Add Glass Panels
Originally, we considered we would use plexiglass to make the windows in the prime 50 % of the doorway, but the a lot more we considered about it, we understood that we could find a piece of glass that not only suited our aesthetic, but 1 that would make the doorway that a lot a lot more unique.
We headed to Tacoma and discovered the coolest glass shop. My only needs for the glass had been that it enable each bit of feasible mild by way of and that it have texture.
We settled on a piece of glass named “Falling Rain”. You get the image – a minor streaky and bubbly. I resolved to flip the glass sideways so that the streaks operate from facet to facet, as an alternative of prime to base.
The glass match beautifully and we held it in put with a bead of silicone…
Will reduce strips of wooden to frame in and protected the glass on the back facet of the door…
Be aware: If you are operating with a hollow core doorway as an alternative of strong wooden, browse How to Install a Glass Window in a Hollow Main Door
Dutch Door Stage six: Ending Touches
We stained the ledge on the base 50 % to match the glass trim parts and also re-positioned a compact piece of hardware that was on the doorway when we initial picked it up. I have no thought what it was made use of for, but it is previous and aged and I like it!
We also included a sliding lock on the back of the doorway to maintain the prime and base jointly, when desired.
I was giddy when it was all stated and performed!
And 8 months later…I continue to am!
It allows mild into our hallway, which was what I experienced constantly desired. What is the place of possessing a window in a vivid, mild-loaded laundry area if you never ever, ever see it in any case?
Now, we see the mild!
I undoubtedly owe Will a massive, huge Thank You for aiding me make this take place!
And, for the report, he loves it too. 🙂
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Originally printed twelve.28.2010 // Current 04.eighteen.2020