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Upcycled Doorway to Dutch Doorway
written by Karla from It’s The Tiny Items
Past March I was lucky ample to spot a “Free Stuff” pile just outside the house of our community. And in it, was a reliable wood, 8 panel door.
I considered it was ideal.
Will considered I was outrageous.
But he realized if he didn’t aid me load it into the motor vehicle that I would do whatever it took to get it in there myself. So, reluctantly, he served me load the door, and it grew to become mine!
You can examine all about it, together with my first strategy for the door, here:“Look What I Found”. And see all the readers’ views on the door here: “Your Viewpoints On The Door”
So what did we finish up doing with it?
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Well, here she is…
Not only did we lower out the leading 4 panels and substitute them with glass, but we turned it into a Dutch Doorway and I could not be happier with the finish result!
The process was a bit difficult. We weren’t entirely absolutely sure how properly the door would keep up to cutting out panels and sawing it in half, but luckily for us, it was in excellent issue.
How to Make a Dutch Doorway from an Old Doorway
Do-it-yourself Dutch Doorway Move 1: Slice absent the panels…
Because we desired glass on leading, we meticulously eliminated the center panels on the leading half.
See also: How to Install a Glass Window in a Hollow Core Doorway
Dutch Doorway Move 2: Slice the door and new doorknob
We sawed the door in half to create the Dutch Door…
…and also added a new doorknob.
Dutch Doorway Move three: Incorporate the Ledge
We added a ledge on to the bottom half of the door. The first door was a number of inches shorter than the doorways in our house, so we had to fill that gap. Nothing at all a straightforward 2×4 couldn’t fix…
Dutch Doorway Move five: Incorporate Glass Panels
Originally, we considered we would use plexiglass to create the windows in the leading half of the door, but the extra we considered about it, we realized that we could discover a piece of glass that not only suited our aesthetic, but one particular that would make the door that considerably extra special.
We headed to Tacoma and discovered the coolest glass store. My only prerequisites for the glass were being that it enable just about every bit of feasible gentle via and that it have texture.
We settled on a piece of glass called “Falling Rain”. You get the image – a small streaky and bubbly. I decided to flip the glass sideways so that the streaks operate from side to side, alternatively of leading to bottom.
The glass in good shape properly and we held it in position with a bead of silicone…
Will lower strips of wood to frame in and protected the glass on the back again side of the door…
Note: If you are doing work with a hollow core door alternatively of reliable wood, examine How to Install a Glass Window in a Hollow Core Doorway
Dutch Doorway Move 6: Ending Touches
We stained the ledge on the bottom half to match the glass trim items and also re-positioned a tiny piece of hardware that was on the door when we initial picked it up. I have no concept what it was made use of for, but it’s outdated and aged and I like it!
We also added a sliding lock on the back again of the door to continue to keep the leading and bottom with each other, when desired.
I was giddy when it was all reported and performed!
And 8 months later…I nevertheless am!
It allows gentle into our hallway, which was what I had constantly desired. What is the point of owning a window in a brilliant, gentle-loaded laundry room if you by no means, ever see it in any case?
Now, we see the gentle!
I surely owe Will a big, huge Thank You for serving to me make this happen!
And, for the record, he enjoys it far too. 🙂
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Originally published twelve.28.2010 // Current 04.eighteen.2020