New Eichler Atrium Sliding Door

The vinyl door with the fancy faux muntins had to go - despite the fact that it was a perfectly good door. Our dear Craigslist helped to upcycle the door to a new home. We began by breaking down the soon-to-be transom section to make sure there wasn't still glass up there and to take a peek at the framing, but wanted to remove the door first. 2015-03-22 10.51.35

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After the door removed, we continued with the area above the door.

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We had to prepare the sill and also reinforce the post, which had been terribly sawzalled in half! The previous owner wanted to use an off-the-shelf replacement door from The Home Depot, and needed about 3 inches, so they cut 2 inches from one post, and an inch from the other - ARGH!

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We filled in with wood filler and a finishing coat of higher end spackle then painted using an old can of grey paint laying around (final colors for another day).

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Milgard Sliding Door Frame Assembly

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We installed the door frame, panels, and hardware.

Next we trimmed out the transom, got a custom piece of glass from Diablo Glass.

 

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[Final shot to be added]