|Existing back porch door, 2016|
Bingo!We found a standard sized, pre-hung, right hand inswing, solid wood, single panel, 4 beveled glass lights door that will allow the dogs to see outside fit our look and budget.
|Dad with the delivery at the end of the driveway|
On delivery day, the semi-truck couldn’t make it up the driveway. Too tight of turn into the driveway? So thankfully my cousin came to the rescue with his muscles and pickup truck.
|Thanks Gabe! 🙂|
With the door moved into the shop, it was ready for finishing. My sister and mom are great at detail work. They drew the short straw to do the door finishing for us! 🙂Thank you mom & Nat if you’re reading!!
The door is mahogany wood, which is sort of a purple-maroon color. However, we were going for more of a chocolate brown color with minimal red/purple tone.
|Raw mahogany door|
The stain we used helped us achieve the color we wanted.
|Mom & sis getting to work on the stain
Notice all the salvaged trim and work-work in the background – it’s going back in the house one day soon!
After 2 coats of carefully applied stain, the door was ready for sealer. They used 3 coats of a satin finish poly sealer.
|Door lookin’ pretty after stain and sealer treatments|
|Door frame with same treatments as door|
The door came with two holes pre-drilled for the handle and deadbolt. We decided we wanted an electronic door lock for easy access, so my search ensued for this hardware…
After a week or so of searching, Baldwin came through for us.
They have an electronic deadbolt with distressed oil-rubbed bronze finish. But before ordering, I had to see it in person. After work one evening, I ran by my local hardware store to see/feel it in person.
It was just what we had in mind – felt and looked like old wrought iron. Along with the electronic deadbolt, we purchased a matching handle-set too.
|New door installed, inside looking out|
I’d say the finished product makes for a warmer welcome to the “main” back porch entrance!
I see someone got a selfie out of that last pic 😉