Help find windows for homemade doors.
I am building carriage house style doors for a detached garage. Where can I find simple cedar trimmed window lites to build into the door? These would be narrow at the top of the doors. I’ll also be building a similar pedestrian door with a larger rectangular window.
Any experiances with securing such a door? My thought was to provide pins on each double door, but this would necessitate entering the building to open the doors.
Also, hanging the door toward the inside of the jamb provides some added weather protection and allows the bottom to shut tight against the concrete lip in the slab. The relief also looks more attractive to my eye. However, this limits the opening to 90 degrees. Attaching flush to the outside of the jambs allows opening 180 degrees but doesn’t look as nice. Any thoughts?
window lites - why not build yourself? if you can build a door and frame, you should be able to build a frame for some glass -
securing - you can put your pins on the outside, and latch the doors to each other with a hasp and lock for security - check out agricultural/barn hardware in a good hardware catalog - or online - google turned up a bunch of sources -
you can have your reveal and opening if you have some offset hinges - the pivot has to be outside the frame, but with the strap part of the hinge bent in an 'L' shape, the door can be recessed into the frame - again, I can not point you to a supplier, but google came up with a bunch of companies to peruse -
Good thoughts, thanks.
Doud beat me to my thought--window frames are no more difficult to do well than door rails, stile, & panels.
Remember to "engineer" the pane space to allow for the "bedding" the glass wants.
Go check around with the local glass people to see what materials are available to you locally. It might be a local glass man can get you "scrap" laminated panes for cheaper than plexi or acrylic ones (like you may want to secure something like a garage).
While you are in the layout stage, "double think" items like muntins & such--consider how to get them in solid, and what it would take to repair them in a couple decades, too. (This can either turn you "to" glued-on muntin bars, or "away" from them--but, you'll know for certain the "why" you did it that way.)
Other that that, tried-and-true is the way to go; glazing points & putty/compound have worked for zillions of years, and will serve your garage equally well.