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Upcycled Door to Dutch Door
written by Karla from It is The Little Issues
Last March I was lucky sufficient to spot a “Free Stuff” pile just outside the house of our community. And in it, was a sound wooden, 8 panel doorway.
I believed it was best.
Will believed I was nuts.
But he knew if he didn’t support me load it into the car that I would do whichever it took to get it in there myself. So, reluctantly, he aided me load the doorway, and it became mine!
You can read through all about it, along with my authentic prepare for the doorway, in this article:“Look What I Found”. And see all the readers’ viewpoints on the doorway in this article: “Your Views On The Door”
So what did we conclusion up executing with it?
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Well, in this article she is…
Not only did we minimize out the prime four panels and substitute them with glass, but we turned it into a Dutch Door and I could not be happier with the conclusion end result!
The procedure was a little bit tough. We weren’t completely guaranteed how very well the doorway would keep up to chopping out panels and sawing it in half, but thankfully for us, it was in excellent issue.
How to Make a Dutch Door from an Old Door
Diy Dutch Door Action 1: Slice absent the panels…
Considering that we desired glass on prime, we thoroughly taken out the center panels on the prime half.
See also: How to Install a Glass Window in a Hollow Core Door
Dutch Door Action 2: Slice the doorway and new doorknob
We sawed the doorway in half to produce the Dutch Door…
…and also additional a new doorknob.
Dutch Door Action three: Increase the Ledge
We additional a ledge onto the base half of the doorway. The authentic doorway was a several inches shorter than the doorways in our house, so we experienced to fill that gap. Absolutely nothing a simple 2×4 could not fix…
Dutch Door Action five: Increase Glass Panels
At first, we believed we would use plexiglass to produce the home windows in the prime half of the doorway, but the much more we believed about it, we knew that we could find a piece of glass that not only suited our aesthetic, but a person that would make the doorway that a lot much more exclusive.
We headed to Tacoma and located the coolest glass store. My only prerequisites for the glass were that it enable every little bit of probable gentle via and that it have texture.
We settled on a piece of glass termed “Falling Rain”. You get the picture – a small streaky and bubbly. I made a decision to flip the glass sideways so that the streaks run from side to side, rather of prime to base.
The glass suit flawlessly and we held it in location with a bead of silicone…
Will minimize strips of wooden to frame in and safe the glass on the back again side of the door…
Observe: If you are performing with a hollow main doorway rather of sound wooden, read through How to Install a Glass Window in a Hollow Core Door
Dutch Door Action six: Finishing Touches
We stained the ledge on the base half to match the glass trim parts and also re-positioned a compact piece of hardware that was on the doorway when we to start with picked it up. I have no thought what it was employed for, but it is previous and aged and I like it!
We also additional a sliding lock on the back again of the doorway to preserve the prime and base jointly, when desired.
I was giddy when it was all mentioned and accomplished!
And 8 months later…I nonetheless am!
It lets gentle into our hallway, which was what I experienced often desired. What is the point of getting a window in a vivid, gentle-crammed laundry room if you hardly ever, at any time see it anyway?
Now, we see the gentle!
I absolutely owe Will a significant, huge Thank You for helping me make this transpire!
And, for the history, he enjoys it also. 🙂
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At first published 12.28.2010 // Updated 04.eighteen.2020