The Brownstone - front door, part 4 - completed

by brae  

Completed work on the front door.  I cut two new sides from 1/4" plywood to fit the kit top piece to form the recess.  This mimics the kit construction with taller side boards.

I dabbed on matte gel medium using a foam brush onto the exterior surfaces of the recess after masking the gluing surfaces.  I set these aside to dry.

Next up was addressing the interior trim.  I used door and window casing from HBS since it coordinates with the 5-panel doors I will use throughout.  The trim will surround both the door and the transom window.  I held it in place with mini hold wax for measuring purposes.

With the previously textured pieces now dry, I added three coats of White Birch satin paint by Americana.  This will be one of the main exterior house colors.  I again dabbed the paint on with a foam brush.  This texture has the appearance of fine plaster without the added weight, thickness or mess of stucco.

The Opryland doorknobs from qualityminis are bronze, which I think works rather well with the color scheme.  I painted a white metal doorbell from my stash for the door frame.

I like to go that extra mile and drill holes for the lock mechanism.  :D  Just some dabs of black and bronze paint, and it gives the illusion of a lock plate at first glance.

With the paint dry on the recess pieces, I glued them to the door frame.

I used the new boards to mark the cut opening on the front backer board.

The height of my first floor ceiling will be 10 1/2" so I cut another two side boards from 1/4" plywood measuring 10 1/2" long and glued them to the door frame.  I also cut two boards to fill in the dead space above the front door recess.

Looks like a fine recessed door to me.  :D


Comment from: Blondie [Visitor]


02/25/14 @ 21:51
Comment from: Barbara [Visitor]

I love the idea of the lock plate. Such a clever detail!

02/25/14 @ 21:52
Comment from: My Wee Life [Visitor]

I’ve just been catching up with your work - it’s beautiful - I’m always amazed at what you do :)

02/26/14 @ 00:13
Comment from: Keli [Visitor]

Awesome! Especially the lock plate :)

02/26/14 @ 03:57
Comment from: Debora [Visitor]

Wonderful! Love the lock too. Nice planning; it’s turning out beautifully :D

02/26/14 @ 09:21
Comment from: Susan Korman [Visitor]  

The door looks awesome, Brae! Love the pebbled glass look. I have to go back, I must have missed that part.


02/26/14 @ 11:26
Comment from: Susan Korman [Visitor]  

Found the post I missed thanks to your meticulous entries :-) You are the best blog poster!


02/26/14 @ 11:33
Comment from: elizabeth s [Visitor]

Hi Brae! Love the look of the front door and the way that you have treated the plate glass and also the little door bell and the door hardware. All is perfect!


02/27/14 @ 12:16
Comment from: brae [Member]

Thank you! :>>

03/10/14 @ 10:56

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