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Old 04-23-2010, 01:16 PM   #1
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Looking for Unique, Artsy Wood Entry Door


We're looking to replace our very standard-looking front door (36x80") with something more interesting looking. Local big box hardware stores have offer wood entry doors but they all look very standard, not to mention very expensive. Does anyone know if it's possible to get a unique, artsy wood entry door somewhere? It doesn't have to be one-of-a-kind.

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Old 04-23-2010, 01:44 PM   #2
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Check your local ReStore or architectural salvage place.

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Check your local ReStore or architectural salvage place.
What's a "ReStore"?

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Habitat for Humanity has a store where they sell salvaged stuff for cheap. They sell just about anything imaginable from couches to door hardware to bay windows.

http://www.habitat.org/env/restores.aspx
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Habitat for Humanity has a store where they sell salvaged stuff for cheap. They sell just about anything imaginable from couches to door hardware to bay windows.

http://www.habitat.org/env/restores.aspx
Cool!!!

Will check it out.
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I've simply made my own unusual doors. Po)
A couple of them are shown in Project Showcase, feel free to use my designs as you wish.

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I've simply made my own unusual doors.
Me too. Found two heavy duty commercial wood doors that had the glass removed. I'm still working on them but basically, I made two octogons, and added mullions as shown. Then I made templates for the openings, and am having custom stained glass inserts made for them. Here is the design..sort of. Actually, the stained glass guy is designing the glass but I don't have a picture of it yet. I used Sketchup to illustrate kind of what I was looking for. He called it Gaudee! Oh well, he don't have to live with them.

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Hmmm, very nice! Illegal and dangerous, of course, but nice!

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Hmmm, very nice! Illegal and dangerous, of course, but nice!

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do they make colored tempered glass?

p.s. i'm apparently not smart today - where's the project showcase?
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Hmmm, very nice! Illegal and dangerous, of course, but nice!
ummmmm, maybe you should notify all the Stained Glass door makers out there! Holy moly...all these companys making illegal and dangerous stuff should come to a screechin halt!!

Heres a few you might contact

http://www.customglassdoors.com/customdoors8.html

http://www.etodoors.com/index?cpao=1...FQ1biAod3hdd_Q

http://www.doorsbydecora.net/templat...FQpJagodPlEj_g


geee whiz....who'da thunk these things were illegal..and dangerous.










And could you please link or post a typical building code that relates to this issue that me and these other builders have been unaware of. It might enlighten others who plan on using illegal and dangerous Stained/Beveled Glass inserts in their entry doors.


And thank you. I mighta killed or maimed someone
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And could you please link or post a typical building code that relates to this issue that me and these other builders have been unaware of. It might enlighten others who plan on using illegal and dangerous Stained/Beveled Glass inserts in their entry doors.
commercial code requires tempered or wire glass in any opening with glass up to 24" (or 36" - i don't remember specifically and don't have code book in front of me) above the finish floor. residential may not be so strict.

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