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Old 07-27-2009, 02:03 PM   #1
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Arched interior entryway creative genius needed


OK all you smart people who have more experience than me....I want to convert an interior room entryway from its current rectangle to an arch. Before you ask I am not sure how wide it is (as I am currenlty not at my home) but it is at least 42 inches so it is wider than your average interior door. I did a search of past threads but didn't really find anything so I put the question before you. I am an experienced DIYer with framing experience in my past but I would really, REALLY like to find an easy way to do this verses rebuilding the entire entrance. Any good ideas? Save me from my wife PLEASE!
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Old 07-27-2009, 02:29 PM   #2
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YOU RANG?

it'd probably help if you can get a pic or two so we can see what you're dealing with exactly.

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Pre-hung arched doors (both interior and exterior) are available from many custom door companies. Many of these companies will custom build one for you as well. Do a Google search on arched doors and take your pick.
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is this just an opening, or is there a door there now?
interior entryway could have door or not.
are you looking to have a round-topped door if adding a door?
other questions would be, is there trim around the existing opening?
is it drywall? wood casement?

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If it is just a cased opening you can frame the arch down from the header and use 3/4" bender-board (from a millwork supply house) to meet the jambs.
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is this just an opening, or is there a door there now?
interior entryway could have door or not.
are you looking to have a round-topped door if adding a door?
other questions would be, is there trim around the existing opening?
is it drywall? wood casement?

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This is just an opening and I dont want a door just an arched opening (according to my wife the arch will have more of a "Tuscan" feel). There is no molding just sheetrock. I will try and post a picture.
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http://www.jnkproducts.com/instantarch.htm
is the type of thing you need then. very DIYable too!

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OK I was wrong about the molding, it obviously has molding. Just because I live there you might expect me to know things like that but apparenlty I dont spend much time in the front room. So step 1, remove the molding. This post should include a picture and the width of the opening in 48". What do you think guys (and I use guys in the the plural familiar form so you gals dont take offense).
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http://www.jnkproducts.com/instantarch.htm
is the type of thing you need then. very DIYable too!

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This is GOOD. I like minimum work and easy instilation!
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here's a couple ideas!

http://www.curvemakers.com/

and heres an article from family Handyman
http://www.rd.com/how-to-build-a-dry...icle19521.html
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