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Upcycled Doorway to Dutch Doorway
written by Karla from It is The Small Factors
Past March I was lucky sufficient to place a “Free Stuff” pile just outside the house of our community. And in it, was a good wooden, 8 panel doorway.
I assumed it was fantastic.
Will assumed I was outrageous.
But he understood if he didn’t enable me load it into the vehicle that I would do what ever it took to get it in there myself. So, reluctantly, he aided me load the doorway, and it turned mine!
You can read all about it, along with my initial plan for the doorway, below:“Look What I Found”. And see all the readers’ viewpoints on the doorway below: “Your Opinions On The Door”
So what did we close up executing with it?
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Properly, below she is…
Not only did we slice out the top 4 panels and switch them with glass, but we turned it into a Dutch Doorway and I could not be happier with the close consequence!
The procedure was a little bit tough. We weren’t solely confident how properly the doorway would hold up to chopping out panels and sawing it in half, but the good thing is for us, it was in fantastic affliction.
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Do it yourself Dutch Doorway Phase one: Minimize absent the panels…
Due to the fact we wished glass on top, we meticulously eradicated the center panels on the top half.
See also: How to Install a Glass Window in a Hollow Main Doorway
Dutch Doorway Phase two: Minimize the doorway and new doorknob
We sawed the doorway in half to make the Dutch Door…
…and also additional a new doorknob.
Dutch Doorway Phase three: Include the Ledge
We additional a ledge on to the bottom half of the doorway. The initial doorway was a couple of inches shorter than the doorways in our home, so we had to fill that gap. Nothing at all a simple 2×4 couldn’t fix…
Dutch Doorway Phase five: Include Glass Panels
At first, we assumed we would use plexiglass to make the home windows in the top half of the doorway, but the much more we assumed about it, we understood that we could obtain a piece of glass that not only suited our aesthetic, but one particular that would make the doorway that substantially much more unique.
We headed to Tacoma and discovered the coolest glass store. My only specifications for the glass were that it permit each little bit of probable mild by and that it have texture.
We settled on a piece of glass known as “Falling Rain”. You get the photo – a very little streaky and bubbly. I decided to flip the glass sideways so that the streaks run from aspect to aspect, alternatively of top to bottom.
The glass match properly and we held it in position with a bead of silicone…
Will slice strips of wooden to frame in and safe the glass on the back aspect of the door…
Take note: If you are functioning with a hollow core doorway alternatively of good wooden, read How to Install a Glass Window in a Hollow Main Doorway
Dutch Doorway Phase six: Ending Touches
We stained the ledge on the bottom half to match the glass trim items and also re-positioned a modest piece of hardware that was on the doorway when we initial picked it up. I have no thought what it was utilised for, but it is old and aged and I like it!
We also additional a sliding lock on the back of the doorway to retain the top and bottom alongside one another, when wished.
I was giddy when it was all explained and done!
And 8 months later…I even now am!
It lets mild into our hallway, which was what I had generally wished. What is the point of getting a window in a dazzling, mild-loaded laundry place if you by no means, ever see it anyway?
Now, we see the mild!
I absolutely owe Will a huge, huge Thank You for assisting me make this take place!
And, for the record, he enjoys it much too. 🙂
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At first revealed 12.28.2010 // Current 04.eighteen.2020