Modern Saloon Doors

Modern Saloon Doors

Swap out your old traditional doors for these mid-century modern saloon doors.


5 col

Difficulty
Easy

Materials
Standard solid-wood door, vertically pre-cut in half
(2) 12” ceiling medallions
(2) 4” diameter x 1/4” wood risers
(2) Decorative dummy doorknobs (without spindles)
Acrylic paint and primer in one, color of choice
Paint tray
Paint roller
Dry rag
(4) Saloon door hinges with hardware
Screw gun with Phillips head bit
Construction adhesive in a caulk dispenser
(4) 1” Wood screws
Tape measure
Pencil

Instructions

1. Place one half of the pre-cut door on the work surface. Use a tape measure along the length to find the mid-point of the door and mark with a pencil. Measure across the width of the board find its center and mark with a pencil (See images below)

2. Apply a circle of construction adhesive on the back of one 4” wood riser. Press it over the pencil mark from Step 1 in the center of the door (See images below)

3. Apply construction adhesive on the back of the ceiling medallion. Press it over the wood riser in the center of the door. Allow the construction adhesive to dry for 40-45 minutes before moving on to the next step (See images below)

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4. Paint the whole door, including the medallion and wood riser, using a paint roller with acrylic paint and primer in one. If needed, use a paintbrush to paint details on the medallion and wood riser. Allow to dry for about 2 hours or until dry to the touch before moving onto the next step (See image below)

5. Center a decorative dummy doorknob on the wood riser in the middle of the door. Secure in place using a screw gun with a Phillips head bit and (2) 1” wood screws (See image below)

6. Repeat Steps 1 to 5 for making the second door

HANGING THE DOORS:

7. Use a screw gun with a Phillips head bit to attach the saloon door hinge pivots to the top and bottom edge of each door (See image below)

8. Hold a door up to the doorframe and mark with a pencil the placement of the top and bottom hinge pivots. Use a screw gun with a Phillips head bit to attach the saloon door hinge jambs to the top and bottom edge of the doorframe so they align with the hinge pivots on the door. Follow any accompanying instructions for the hinges to ensure correct alignment. Repeat this step to hang the second door (See images below)

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