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Upcycled Door to Dutch Door
written by Karla from It is The Tiny Items
Very last March I was lucky adequate to location a “Free Stuff” pile just outdoors of our neighborhood. And in it, was a reliable wood, eight panel doorway.
I thought it was excellent.
Will thought I was mad.
But he knew if he did not enable me load it into the vehicle that I would do regardless of what it took to get it in there myself. So, reluctantly, he helped me load the doorway, and it grew to become mine!
You can read through all about it, together with my initial prepare for the doorway, below:“Look What I Found”. And see all the readers’ thoughts on the doorway below: “Your Viewpoints On The Door”
So what did we conclude up carrying out with it?
Related Reading through: one hundred Ways to ReUse Aged Doors
Nicely, below she is…
Not only did we reduce out the major 4 panels and change them with glass, but we turned it into a Dutch Door and I could not be happier with the conclude final result!
The process was a bit difficult. We weren’t fully guaranteed how very well the doorway would maintain up to chopping out panels and sawing it in 50 percent, but the good news is for us, it was in good ailment.
How to Make a Dutch Door from an Aged Door
Diy Dutch Door Stage 1: Lower away the panels…
Considering the fact that we preferred glass on major, we cautiously taken out the center panels on the major 50 percent.
See also: How to Set up a Glass Window in a Hollow Main Door
Dutch Door Stage two: Lower the doorway and new doorknob
We sawed the doorway in 50 percent to generate the Dutch Door…
…and also added a new doorknob.
Dutch Door Stage three: Increase the Ledge
We added a ledge on to the bottom 50 percent of the doorway. The initial doorway was a couple inches shorter than the doorways in our dwelling, so we experienced to fill that gap. Almost nothing a very simple 2×4 could not fix…
Dutch Door Stage five: Increase Glass Panels
Initially, we thought we would use plexiglass to generate the home windows in the major 50 percent of the doorway, but the much more we thought about it, we knew that we could uncover a piece of glass that not only suited our aesthetic, but one that would make the doorway that much much more special.
We headed to Tacoma and located the coolest glass shop. My only specifications for the glass were being that it permit every bit of feasible gentle by and that it have texture.
We settled on a piece of glass named “Falling Rain”. You get the picture – a little streaky and bubbly. I decided to flip the glass sideways so that the streaks operate from aspect to aspect, instead of major to bottom.
The glass fit properly and we held it in area with a bead of silicone…
Will reduce strips of wood to frame in and safe the glass on the back again aspect of the door…
Observe: If you are doing the job with a hollow main doorway instead of reliable wood, read through How to Set up a Glass Window in a Hollow Main Door
Dutch Door Stage 6: Ending Touches
We stained the ledge on the bottom 50 percent to match the glass trim pieces and also re-positioned a compact piece of components that was on the doorway when we 1st picked it up. I have no strategy what it was applied for, but it is outdated and aged and I like it!
We also added a sliding lock on the back again of the doorway to preserve the major and bottom collectively, when preferred.
I was giddy when it was all mentioned and done!
And eight months later…I even now am!
It lets gentle into our hallway, which was what I experienced generally preferred. What is the place of possessing a window in a vibrant, gentle-loaded laundry room if you under no circumstances, at any time see it anyway?
Now, we see the gentle!
I definitely owe Will a major, huge Thank You for aiding me make this transpire!
And, for the history, he loves it much too. 🙂
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Initially posted twelve.28.2010 // Up-to-date 04.18.2020