A new Dutch door
Inspired by a tight entry hall and his wife’s request for a Dutch door, Chris Arelt designed a two-part front door that’s hinged in the middle. Unlike traditional Dutch doors that open to the side, the top half folds down onto the lower half, a feature that saves space. Wooden latches keep the panel in place when raised. Equipped with a removable screen, the door has weep holes and is fully weatherstripped. The door is made from ipe, the same all-weather wood used for decking.