Making a Dutch Door From an Old Door

Have on outdated doorway waiting around for a little something exclusive? This is it! Appear see how to change it into an incredible Dutch Door.

No outdated doorway? See our tutorial on how to make your possess a Dutch Barn Door or this 1 on how to make your possess sliding barn doorway.

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Upcycled Door to Dutch Door

 written by Karla from It is The Very little Things

Past March I was blessed more than enough to location a “Free Stuff” pile just outside of our community. And in it, was a good wooden, eight panel doorway.

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I imagined it was fantastic.

Will imagined I was crazy.

But he realized if he did not aid me load it into the auto that I would do whichever it took to get it in there myself. So, reluctantly, he served me load the doorway, and it became mine!

You can browse all about it, alongside with my original plan for the doorway, right here:“Look What I Found”. And see all the readers’ thoughts on the doorway right here: “Your Thoughts On The Door”

So what did we conclusion up performing with it?

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Properly, right here she is…

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Not only did we reduce out the top rated four panels and swap them with glass, but we turned it into a Dutch Door and I could not be happier with the conclusion consequence!

The approach was a little bit difficult. We weren’t solely confident how very well the doorway would maintain up to chopping out panels and sawing it in half, but the good news is for us, it was in wonderful condition.

How to Make a Dutch Door from an Old Door

Do it yourself Dutch Door Step 1: Reduce absent the panels…

Considering the fact that we preferred glass on top rated, we diligently eliminated the center panels on the top rated half.

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

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Dutch Door Step 2: Reduce the doorway and new doorknob

We sawed the doorway in half to produce the Dutch Door…

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…and also included a new doorknob.

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Dutch Door Step 3: Increase the Ledge

We included a ledge onto the base half of the doorway. The original doorway was a number of inches shorter than the doorways in our house, so we had to fill that gap. Almost nothing a uncomplicated 2×4 could not fix…

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Dutch Door Step 5: Increase Glass Panels

Initially, we imagined we would use plexiglass to produce the home windows in the top rated half of the doorway, but the additional we imagined about it, we realized that we could uncover a piece of glass that not only suited our aesthetic, but 1 that would make the doorway that substantially additional exceptional.

We headed to Tacoma and discovered the coolest glass shop. My only necessities for the glass have been that it let every little bit of achievable gentle by means of and that it have texture.

We settled on a piece of glass termed “Falling Rain”. You get the image – a minimal streaky and bubbly.  I made the decision to flip the glass sideways so that the streaks operate from facet to facet, rather of top rated to base.

The glass suit perfectly and we held it in place with a bead of silicone…

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Will reduce strips of wooden to body in and secure the glass on the back facet of the door…

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Be aware: If you are operating with a hollow main doorway rather of good wooden, browse How to Set up a Glass Window in a Hollow Core Door

Dutch Door Step 6: Finishing Touches

We stained the ledge on the base half to match the glass trim items and also re-positioned a smaller piece of hardware that was on the doorway when we initial picked it up. I have no strategy what it was applied for, but it’s outdated and aged and I like it!

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We also included a sliding lock on the back of the doorway to hold the top rated and base alongside one another, when preferred.

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

And eight months later…I nonetheless am!

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It lets gentle into our hallway, which was what I had often preferred. What is the position of possessing a window in a vivid, gentle-filled laundry home if you under no circumstances, ever see it in any case?

Now, we see the gentle!

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I surely owe Will a large, huge Thank You for aiding me make this happen!

And, for the file, he enjoys it far too. 🙂

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Initially published 12.28.2010 // Current 04.eighteen.2020

 

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