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Posted on Is it possible to get a set of wood exterior french doors made in jamb for under $1000?

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#1 posted 02-12-2013 06:46 PM

I don’t know exactly what you have in mind, but you may want to try this if you have the capability to do some door hanging and trimming. I made up a beautiful set of glass-paned french doors for an outdoor entrance complete with two smaller side doors acting as full length windows. I went to a building surplus place and found what were new doors with glass pains from bottom to top. They obviously had holes drilled for the door locks in the wrong place and had been “surplused”. I filled the holes with automotive body putty (Bondo) and used a belt sander to sand the over-filled holes flush. I also found two more matching doors that were smaller in width and used them as side windows to the right and left of the french doors. The door have been up now for about six years and have held up beautifully. The Bondo filling has held up well with no visible cracks or shrinking/expanding in the paint over it. It does take some effort and thought to get the doors hung properly, but if you have some woodworking experience you should be able to do a good job with a minor bit of cursing.


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