Adding detail to french doors

ijensenJuly 18, 2012

I recently ordered a set of Marvin French doors. They were very expensive and because of my budget, I was only able to order the full glass doors, rather than the 3/4 glass with some grids/grills along the top of the glass that I really wanted. I am thinking with a little creativity, I can "fake" the look I wanted by building a panel for the bottom portion and the grid section (4 small panels apx 12" long) for the top. This cut the cost of the door by $3,000....seriously.....I couldn't believe it. The interior is wood, and the exterior is wrapped steel. Has anyone here done that and any suggestions? I also wondered if I could purchase the detail items and modify the size to fit my door. I understand I will need exact replicas for each sides - for the interior and exterior. A good silicone should adhere them to the glass.

Any suggestions?

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millworkman

First off your scaring me already as the exterior is aluminum not steel. From my past selling these produce there is absolutely no way possible to duplicate exactly the look of what your attempting to do at a reasonable cost.

    Bookmark   July 20, 2012 at 9:20AM
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renovator8

I would leave it alone. A poor job would look worse.

    Bookmark   July 20, 2012 at 1:00PM
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