There was only a single door leading into the kitchen in this bungalow, making the hallway a very gloomy place.
My client had the builders in to put a lintel across and tear down the wall.
Then I had to make the doorway and the fanlights.
On the cheap? That’s because despite advising the client to make it all in teak (iroko), they went and bought 2 preglazed pine doors and told me to stain the job ‘teak colour’ to match all the architraves and skirting boards already in the house.
To get the depth of colour on pine I wiped on ColRon ‘Burmese Teak’ wood dye (UK Jocks will be familiar with that) and then gave it a good couple of coats of Dulux ‘Teak’ wood stain, finally the painter and decorator overcoated it all with satin Polyurethane varnish.
Matching the glass in the doors was a challenge, turned out to be 6mm Opal laminated safety glass.
Had to go back and do a bit of touching up after the asshole who laid the floor butchered the bottoms of the doors with what looked like a hatchet. I had it all worked out perfectly to the original plan – the walnut floor was just going to go down on an underlay so I left 23mm for them to work to, but then he poured a whole load of floor levelling compound down and spit nailed 1/2” OSB on top of that, then added the underlay and the floor.
Turned out ok in the end.