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Exterior Door is now an Interior Door

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Project by BentheViking posted 05-21-2011 08:18 PM 987 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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I moved into my apartment and my bedroom door was a cheap hollow core door purchased from a box store a long time ago. It had holes and things in it that had obviously been made and repaired many times.

I found this old exterior door (the numbers were still nailed on it) in my backyard of all places, though it was a fixer-upper so I guess I shouldn’t be that surprised.

I cut it down to the right size to fit. Removed some rotten parts and used some of the excess that I had cut off to fill in the previously rotten sections. Added glass to three of the panes that had been broken or missing and re-glazed. Lots of puttying, some sanding, then a fresh coat of paint and it was ready to be hung in place. Wife added some sheer curtains for privacy and now we have a bedroom door that is a conversation piece instead of an embarrassment.

And notice a little pickled oak Minwax stain in the corner for a new project I have coming up.

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson





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#1 posted 05-22-2011 06:03 PM

recycle and reuse

that beats new sometimes

and it sure is cheaper

well done

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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