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Making a Dutch Door From an Old Door

Have on aged door waiting for some thing exclusive? This is it! Appear see how to renovate it into an awesome Dutch Door.

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Upcycled Door to Dutch Door

 written by Karla from It’s The Tiny Matters

Past March I was lucky adequate to location a “Free Stuff” pile just outside of our neighborhood. And in it, was a good wooden, 8 panel door.

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I imagined it was great.

Will imagined I was outrageous.

But he realized if he did not support me load it into the auto that I would do regardless of what it took to get it in there myself. So, reluctantly, he aided me load the door, and it turned mine!

You can examine all about it, together with my initial program for the door, in this article:“Look What I Found”. And see all the readers’ views on the door in this article: “Your Thoughts On The Door”

So what did we close up carrying out with it?

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Nicely, in this article she is…

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Not only did we lower out the best 4 panels and switch them with glass, but we turned it into a Dutch Door and I could not be happier with the close result!

The process was a bit challenging. We weren’t solely confident how very well the door would hold up to chopping out panels and sawing it in 50 %, but thankfully for us, it was in fantastic problem.

How to Make a Dutch Door from an Aged Door

Do-it-yourself Dutch Door Phase one: Slice absent the panels…

Because we wanted glass on best, we very carefully eliminated the center panels on the best 50 %.

See also: How to Set up a Glass Window in a Hollow Main Door

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Dutch Door Phase two: Slice the door and new doorknob

We sawed the door in 50 % to create the Dutch Door…

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…and also added a new doorknob.

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Dutch Door Phase three: Increase the Ledge

We added a ledge onto the bottom 50 % of the door. The initial door was a couple of inches shorter than the doorways in our dwelling, so we experienced to fill that gap. Very little a uncomplicated 2×4 could not fix…

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Dutch Door Phase 5: Increase Glass Panels

Initially, we imagined we would use plexiglass to create the windows in the best 50 % of the door, but the a lot more we imagined about it, we realized that we could discover a piece of glass that not only suited our aesthetic, but a person that would make the door that considerably a lot more special.

We headed to Tacoma and identified the coolest glass shop. My only specifications for the glass have been that it permit just about every bit of possible gentle as a result of and that it have texture.

We settled on a piece of glass known as “Falling Rain”. You get the photo – a minimal streaky and bubbly.  I made the decision to flip the glass sideways so that the streaks operate from aspect to aspect, rather of best to bottom.

The glass in good shape flawlessly and we held it in place with a bead of silicone…

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Will lower strips of wooden to body in and safe the glass on the back again aspect of the door…

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Be aware: If you are working with a hollow main door rather of good wooden, examine How to Set up a Glass Window in a Hollow Main Door

Dutch Door Phase 6: Ending Touches

We stained the ledge on the bottom 50 % to match the glass trim parts and also re-positioned a smaller piece of hardware that was on the door when we to start with picked it up. I have no plan what it was utilized for, but it’s aged and aged and I like it!

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We also added a sliding lock on the back again of the door to maintain the best and bottom collectively, when wanted.

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I was giddy when it was all mentioned and carried out!

And 8 months later…I even now am!

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It lets gentle into our hallway, which was what I experienced often wanted. What is the issue of possessing a window in a vibrant, gentle-loaded laundry area if you under no circumstances, ever see it in any case?

Now, we see the gentle!

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I absolutely owe Will a huge, huge Thank You for supporting me make this occur!

And, for the report, he enjoys it as well. 🙂

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Initially posted 12.28.2010 // Current 04.eighteen.2020

 

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