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Making a Dutch Door From an Old Door

Have on previous doorway waiting around for a thing specific? This is it! Occur see how to renovate it into an awesome Dutch Doorway.

No previous doorway? See our tutorial on how to build your personal a Dutch Barn Doorway or this a single on how to build your personal sliding barn doorway.

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Upcycled Doorway to Dutch Doorway

 written by Karla from It’s The Little Points

Previous March I was fortunate ample to place a “Free Stuff” pile just exterior of our neighborhood. And in it, was a good wood, eight panel doorway.

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I believed it was ideal.

Will believed I was mad.

But he understood if he did not help me load it into the motor vehicle that I would do whatsoever it took to get it in there myself. So, reluctantly, he assisted me load the doorway, and it turned mine!

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

So what did we close up performing with it?

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Nicely, right here she is…

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Not only did we lower out the top rated four panels and change them with glass, but we turned it into a Dutch Doorway and I could not be happier with the close end result!

The approach was a bit tough. We weren’t totally sure how perfectly the doorway would hold up to cutting out panels and sawing it in 50 percent, but the good thing is for us, it was in terrific issue.

How to Make a Dutch Doorway from an Outdated Doorway

Do-it-yourself Dutch Doorway Step 1: Slice absent the panels…

Due to the fact we preferred glass on top rated, we thoroughly removed the middle panels on the top rated 50 percent.

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

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Dutch Doorway Step two: Slice the doorway and new doorknob

We sawed the doorway in 50 percent to make the Dutch Door…

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…and also additional a new doorknob.

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Dutch Doorway Step three: Insert the Ledge

We additional a ledge on to the bottom 50 percent of the doorway. The authentic doorway was a couple of inches shorter than the doorways in our household, so we experienced to fill that hole. Almost nothing a basic 2×4 could not fix…

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Dutch Doorway Step 5: Insert Glass Panels

Initially, we believed we would use plexiglass to make the windows in the top rated 50 percent of the doorway, but the more we believed about it, we understood that we could find a piece of glass that not only suited our aesthetic, but a single that would make the doorway that significantly more exclusive.

We headed to Tacoma and uncovered 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 named “Falling Rain”. You get the picture – a tiny streaky and bubbly.  I decided to flip the glass sideways so that the streaks run from aspect to aspect, as an alternative of top rated to bottom.

The glass fit completely and we held it in put with a bead of silicone…

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

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Take note: If you are performing with a hollow core doorway as an alternative of good wood, read How to Set up a Glass Window in a Hollow Core Doorway

Dutch Doorway Step six: Ending Touches

We stained the ledge on the bottom 50 percent to match the glass trim parts and also re-positioned a tiny piece of components that was on the doorway when we initial picked it up. I have no concept what it was applied for, but it is previous and aged and I like it!

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We also additional a sliding lock on the back of the doorway to continue to keep the top rated and bottom with each other, when preferred.

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I was giddy when it was all said and done!

And eight months later…I however am!

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It allows gentle into our hallway, which was what I experienced constantly preferred. What is the stage of acquiring a window in a vivid, gentle-crammed laundry home if you never, ever see it in any case?

Now, we see the gentle!

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I surely owe Will a major, huge Thank You for serving to me make this materialize!

And, for the document, he loves it much too. 🙂

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Initially posted 12.28.2010 // Up-to-date 04.18.2020

 

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