Interior Doors and Trim

February 10th, 2010 by KTU | Filed under 5. Drywall and Finish Carpentry.

I reclaimed about seven doors from the main level for re-use on the lower level. These are very nice antique doors in oak and mahogany, originally in a hotel, and complete with numbered keys. I had another dozen or so doors custom made to match those antique doors pretty closely. I was very impressed by the prices at Allegheny Wood Works, and I was also happy with the resulting quality. I love that they post their price lists on the web. I ordered some of the doors in paint-grade poplar and some in mahogany to stain to match the antique doors.

For trim, we had the millwork supplier run custom casing and baseboard profiles to match what is upstairs. It’s remarkably inexpensive to do this. I think we paid $1.50 – $3.00 per linear foot for a complex casing milled from poplar. I don’t regret this for a second.

Double doors into shop/office. I used glass here as I wanted to be able to close off the area, but still feel part of the action in the TV room.



Poplar door hung and ready for paint.



Nice big windows, even on lower level. Bedroom sills must be 41 inches or less off ground, by code, so we had to take down the stone below the windows a bit and install a very shallow window well on the exterior.

Reclaimed antique door in TV room.


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