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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2008

    Default Vintage Panel Doors

    I know I can do it, I'm just wondering if it's a good idea. Taking out the 2 upper panels, trim opening to make a 'bed' and replace w/ glass. I have an old door thats 1/2 glass but its only 30" x 77" and I need 34" x 80".
    I just dont want to destroy the structural integrity of the door or have glass crack due to stress at corners, etc.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Northern Virginia

    Default Re: Vintage Panel Doors

    I have done this; you use a router with a straight edge guide to cut away the molded edge on one side which retains the panels, then make up a bit of similar molding to retain the glass. You can caulk the glass in (it should be tempered safety glass) and brad in the molding strips.
    Remove not the ancient landmark, which your fathers have set.

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