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Upcycled Door to Dutch Door
written by Karla from It’s The Small Matters
Very last March I was blessed more than enough to location a “Free Stuff” pile just exterior of our community. And in it, was a strong wooden, 8 panel doorway.
I imagined it was ideal.
Will imagined I was mad.
But he knew if he did not help me load it into the car or truck that I would do no matter what it took to get it in there myself. So, reluctantly, he assisted me load the doorway, and it became mine!
You can read through all about it, alongside with my original strategy for the doorway, below:“Look What I Found”. And see all the readers’ viewpoints on the doorway below: “Your Viewpoints On The Door”
So what did we end up executing with it?
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Nicely, below she is…
Not only did we lower out the prime 4 panels and exchange them with glass, but we turned it into a Dutch Door and I could not be happier with the end end result!
The procedure was a little bit difficult. We weren’t entirely sure how properly the doorway would keep up to reducing out panels and sawing it in half, but luckily for us for us, it was in fantastic ailment.
How to Make a Dutch Door from an Old Door
Do it yourself Dutch Door Stage 1: Slice away the panels…
Considering the fact that we wanted glass on prime, we cautiously taken off the center panels on the prime half.
See also: How to Set up a Glass Window in a Hollow Main Door
Dutch Door Stage 2: Slice the doorway and new doorknob
We sawed the doorway in half to generate the Dutch Door…
…and also additional a new doorknob.
Dutch Door Stage three: Insert the Ledge
We additional a ledge onto the bottom half of the doorway. The original doorway was a couple of inches shorter than the doors in our home, so we had to fill that gap. Practically nothing a simple 2×4 couldn’t fix…
Dutch Door Stage 5: Insert Glass Panels
Originally, we imagined we would use plexiglass to generate the home windows in the prime half of the doorway, but the a lot more we imagined about it, we knew that we could locate a piece of glass that not only suited our aesthetic, but one particular that would make the doorway that significantly a lot more distinctive.
We headed to Tacoma and found the coolest glass shop. My only specifications for the glass ended up that it enable each little bit of feasible gentle by and that it have texture.
We settled on a piece of glass identified as “Falling Rain”. You get the photo – a very little streaky and bubbly. I resolved to flip the glass sideways so that the streaks run from facet to facet, as an alternative of prime to bottom.
The glass healthy correctly and we held it in area with a bead of silicone…
Will lower strips of wooden to frame in and safe the glass on the again facet of the door…
Note: If you are doing work with a hollow core doorway as an alternative of strong wooden, read through How to Set up a Glass Window in a Hollow Main Door
Dutch Door Stage six: Finishing Touches
We stained the ledge on the bottom half to match the glass trim items and also re-positioned a small piece of hardware that was on the doorway when we 1st picked it up. I have no thought what it was utilised for, but it’s outdated and aged and I like it!
We also additional a sliding lock on the again of the doorway to preserve the prime and bottom alongside one another, when wanted.
I was giddy when it was all mentioned and completed!
And 8 months later…I even now am!
It lets gentle into our hallway, which was what I had always wanted. What is the level of getting a window in a shiny, gentle-filled laundry home if you never, at any time see it anyway?
Now, we see the gentle!
I surely owe Will a massive, huge Thank You for assisting me make this transpire!
And, for the history, he loves it way too. 🙂
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Originally released twelve.28.2010 // Updated 04.18.2020