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Old 07-09-2013, 02:32 PM   #1
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Studs / mullion in between door and sidelights


When I originally spec'd out a door it was a 6' french door with 24" sidelights on each side of it. It was going to be shipped in 3 pieces and then mulled together in a single opening. Due to a couple of issues, it would be much better if I could put these in 3 separate openings, will 3.5" mullion between the door and each sidelight. My question is, is this going to look weird? I don't see any installations like this so I can't really grasp how it's going to look.

The way I figure, it's going to mean around 5" of gap in between the door and the sidelight (3.5" for the mullion, about .75" lost to the opening, and about .75" due to whatever I trim it with). Any opinions on how this would look? Thanks!

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It will look kind of industrial and might look out of proportion. Could you explain the design change? If it is structural perhaps someone here could offer a solution.

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Yea it's structural. Our engineer came back and said we need a w6x25 beam. But there are issues furring out our 2x4 walls to 6" on on one side so I wanted to try to get us down to a 5" or even a 4" beam. hence the studs between the door and sidelights.
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