I needed to update the 20 year old bi-fold door leading from my Living Room down to my finished basement. My husband and I came up with what I call my Castle Door.
- Hanging Door Hardware
- Wood to Attach Bolts
- Glass (If desired. I had a glass from an old coffee table)
- Frosted Vinyl for Glass (If desired)
- Stain and/or paint
- Cut the plywood the size you desire making sure it is tall enough for the door hardware and wide enough to cover the door opening and all door trim
- Cut a hole for the glass (If you want glass in it)
- I used some scrap wood to make a ledge inside of the window hole to sit the glass on
- Cut trim for both sides of the door to hold the glass in place and make it looked finished and use screws to attach it
- Add a piece to wood across the top and bottom as a decoration if desired. Drill holes for bolts if desired. (These are just decoration)
- Cut off bolts short enough to fit into holes. (They were silver and I painted them black)
- Nail these pieces to the door
- Cut trim and nail in place the length of the door. (I put mine 6″ apart)
- Paint or stain the door
- Add Frosted Vinyl to glass
- Attach the Hanging Door Hardware as instructed
We love the way this door turned out. We plan on making another one to replace the door between the living room and my laundry room.
Also, we will be updating our door leading out to the deck from the living room to go along with the castle door theme. Stay tuned for that soon!