COMMUNITY FORUM

Ditsy

06:18AM | 06/13/00
Member Since: 06/12/00
1 lifetime posts
Bvdecor
Is it possible to create French Doors out of wooden storm doors? My thoughts are getting 2 that have large glass insert and just putting in those snap in window frames. Has anyone every done this?

rpxlpx

04:47AM | 06/29/00
Member Since: 03/13/00
1678 lifetime posts
Haven't done it but I suspect you'll run into problems. The type of doors you describe are framed on all sides. You would have to remove the framing on one side of each to get French doors that both open, with no post in the middle. With pre-hung storm doors, it is that part of the frame that acts as a "stop" and contains the latch that holds the door in place when closed. Without it, these doors would have no way to stay closed. And you would need one door that is hinged on the left, while the other is hinged on the right.
I would expect other problems as well.

rpxlpx

04:54AM | 06/29/00
Member Since: 03/13/00
1678 lifetime posts
I just re-read your post and realized you might not be talking about pre-hung storm doors. If that is the case, you still have to deal with buying or producing some type of latches that will allow them to be closed and stay closed. If you don't want a post in the center of the doors (French doors don't have one), you'll have to latch one door to the floor and/or top frame, then latch the other door to the first one when closed. Simply latching the doors to each other will not keep them closed.
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

captcha
type the code from the image

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ... Built on a rocky island in the Drina River, near the town of Bajina Basta, Serbia, this wooden house was cobbled together ... Large steel-framed windows flood the interior of this remodeled Michigan barn with daylight. The owners hired Northworks A... Edging formed with upside-down wine bottles is a refreshing change. Cleverly and artistically involving recycled materials... A Washington State couple called on BC&J Architects to transform their 400-square-foot boathouse into a hub for family bea... Similar to the elevated utensil concept, hanging your pots and pans from a ceiling-mounted rack keeps them nearby and easy... For windows, doors, and mirrors that could use a little definition, the Naples Etched Glass Border adds a decorative flora... The thyme growing between these stepping stones adds a heady fragrance to strolls along this lush, low-maintenance garden ... Decoupage is an easy way to add any paper design to your switch plate, whether it is wallpaper, scrapbook paper, book page... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Reluctant to throw away any of those unidentified keys in your junk drawer? Hang them from a few chains attached to a simp... A stripped-down model, sans screened porch, starts out at $79,000. Add the porch, a heated floor for the bath, and all the... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... Need a window and a door in a tight space? A Dutch door with a window may be your answer. These useful doors are split hor...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp1