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I’m planning on building an exterior “dutch door” and I’m wondering if anyone has any experiance in this area. The only thing I really have a question about is where the top meets the bottom. What’s the best way to make that weather tight. I’m planning on rabbeting both parts where they meet so the top doesn’t swing past the bottom the wrong way. If anyone has any suggesions or even better if anyone has pictures it would be great. Thanks. Jeremy

-- Jeremy, Saratoga, NY


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#1 posted 2278 days ago

I would definitely rabbet an EXTERIOR dutch door. If you plan your rabbet properly, you can weatherstrip it with
a compression type. Look at Pemko or National Guard Products for what’s available. Look at the photos at
www.finefinish.com/Dutch.html for a few examples.
Don’t forget, you lose about 1/2” in height when you rabbet that door.

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#2 posted 2278 days ago

Thanks tbone, good tips.

-- Jeremy, Saratoga, NY

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#3 posted 2277 days ago

Do your rabbets at a little bit of an angle so any water will drip out.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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