Making an Old Door Work Again

21 12 2015

Check out our video clip below!

You know that the MOST sustainable way to build a building, is not to build at all. Construction is horrible for the environment, and so much perfectly usable stuff gets sent straight to the landfill in favor of something new and shiny. In some cases, this makes sense, but wherever possible, we try to breathe new life into the historic elements of an old home.

Here, we are renovating an 1890s duplex, and we discovered that the original 8 ft. tall door was hiding behind an added screen door frame. So, instead of replacing the door, we worked to keep it. We added a new keyless entry system and a reinforced steel jamb for security. But, as with most renos, nothing goes perfectly the first time. So, as I was walking up to the project house on this day, I found Bethany grinding away on a cold December day, determined to make it work!





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