Bespoke oak internal door using Pilkington Mayflower glass
Our client owns a very old, historic cottage in Whitwell, and had decided he needed to make some modifications by changing the layout of the ground floor in his cottage. This started with the complete removal of an old glass porch he had and the installation of a new oak front external door, in place of the porch to open up the front entrance.
As part of the change of layout, he then needed a door to separate the lounge and what would become the kitchen/diner.
The specifications for this project was to have an oak internal door to match his new oak front door, silver handles to match the modern style of the kitchen, and with a twist to the story to combine the old with the new, he wanted to use the glass panels that were Pilkington Mayflower, that he had kept from the porch, to incorporate into his new door.
Waterhall Joinery came up with the design to break up the door with 3 panes of glass. Because the glass was non-toughened glass, we had to apply a window film to the glass to make it safe to use in a door.
Being such an old cottage, over the years the original frame had become quite twisted, so we had to create a new door liner to enable the door to hang correctly. In addition to this we then made bespoke architrave with a bevel edge and twin grooves, to give the whole project eye catching detail. This detail will be continued within the skirting boards when the next part of the project is tackled, the dining room conversion.
The client was delighted with the finished product, it made the door unique with the added interest that part of the history of the cottage had been recycled to create a beautiful internal oak door. For Waterhall Joinery, this inventive use of creating new furniture using old, character materials, gives a bespoke feel not only to the finished product, but to the whole room.
If you are considering a similar project, please feel free to contact us to discuss further.