The Husband’s DIY Arched Tudor Door is DONE!!!
The moment the relator unlocked the front door on Stone House Lane I said: This door would need to be replaced.
Fast forward a little over a year with a dozen big projects behind us and we finally got to the door! We replaced not only the door but the door frame, both were made by The (talented) Husband!
***UPDATE: we added rustic Clavos (Poste HERE) to give the door a bit more character***
Here’s the door before. I think it was metal or something, it had dents in it and it wouldn’t shut quite right. When choosing a door we decided to go with an arched Tudor style. (Here is the door BEFORE we added the rustic clavos)
It was an easy choice because the house already has a few elements of a traditional Brick Tudor…
Once we knew what we wanted, The Husband researched and picked out a door he liked online. Then he researched some more and decided to use Walnut. He carefully picked out the wood then..well, he just slowly built the thing! Amazing!
After nearly four months of working on the door, last Saturday was Door Day!
Early Saturday morning he took out the existing door and door frame.Since we’d never seen exactly what was behind the frame, he had to make a few adjustments. But in the end the new door frame fit just fine!
A few weeks ago we picked out glass for the surround and narrowed it down to these four…
In the end we picked water glass because when we were in Sausalito last year, the 1940’s house where we stayed had a beautiful water glass window. In the few days we were there, The Husband and I fell in love with that window and how the light dissolved into liquid color at certain times of day. (The Sausalito window is on the left-our door surround glass is in the center)
Saturday The Husband installed the arched frame, the door and the glass…here’s where we left it on Saturday afternoon…
Sunday and Monday The Husband made the arched moldings for the inside and outside and the door jam…(He said he’s going to need a break from arches-he’s kinda tired of making them!)
He did such an amazing job! This was the longest he’s ever spent on a project and every step was a labor of love~
Sending you hugs and smooches today my friends!