Thursday, December 4, 2008

Door Swap

We realized last winter that our back door was a hollow core door masquerading as a back door. Not good for heat loss or efficiency! I took a trip to the Habitat ReStore and bought the cheapest solid door I could find as a replacement, as we intend on removing the doorway in the remodel (if it ever gets done).

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It's not a bad little door... $30, and solid wood. Looks a lot better than the flat paneled hollow core door!

To match the hinges up, I stacked the doors on my "workbench" (picnic table). This allowed me to match the positioning exactly.
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I reused the existing hinges, though they may not be beefy enough for this door (which is very heavy). The door is installed... and it does feel a little warmer in the laundry room now.

10 comments:

Jen said...

Man! Who would put a hollow core door on an outside wall? That's just lame. Love the new door and the impressive hinge work :)

sarah said...

That's a great door! I'm still so jealous of the storm door you scored - poor Ken has heard me exclaim about it every time he mentions that we need new storm doors!

NV said...

WOW! Nice door indeed and at that price -- SCORE!

modernemama said...

Looks like an awesome door. Great recycling work

Jayne said...

Very impressive hinge work, and a great deal on the door! I bet it is warmer back there now.

Robj98168 said...

LOL I want to change out the door in my laundry too- I want a door like I have in the hallway going out to the deck- one with a working window in it for more southern light. And I want to change the door in my Bedroom to a french door with 9 windows for more light. One day! (Would you guess I have 4 exterior doors on this little house?)Your door looks great! I never find great doors at our habitat store:(

Stephanie said...

Hooray for the Restore - congrats on the new door!

Green Fairy said...

One of the places we were seriously considering before we bought our place had interior doors masquerading as exterior entrances--three of them! It took our inspector to point that one out to us. Yikes!

Great door and great deal!

Larry said...

I like it!!!

Congrats on the find. Now I need to go deal with our drafts - DOH!!

Why S? said...

Excellent door score. I'm super door conscious now as I really want to change out our front door (which is just plain ugly). Maybe Santa will bring me better salvage karma for Christmas.