Creative Entryways with Salvaged Doors

So often historic doors are replaced. You can find stacks of historic doors in architectural salvage shops. What do you do with salvaged doors? How about creating an entryway into a cafe, like this one in Wilmington.


What do you think?

4 thoughts on “Creative Entryways with Salvaged Doors

  1. John Hlumyk says:

    This is a neat idea and I’ve seen salvaged doors used in other adaptive ways, but I still like seeing them hung and used as they were intended the best. The biggest problem with old doors is most contractors people hire don’t seem to want to mess with them. Largely because they don’t fit very neatly into that “slap-it-up” mentality. I’ve heard stories from architectural salvage yards about people being interested in having a house full of venerable old doors only to be talked out of it by their contractor. Shame really when you consider how well made some of those old doors are. Plus, if you’re not all that interested in having the same doors that every other new construction project across the nation has, salvaged doors are a relatively inexpensive alternative. I’ve re-jambed plenty of old doors. Once you get into the swing of it, they go fairly quickly.

    • Kaitlin says:

      I agree. People should use the salvaged doors. They are so much more impressive than standard doors made today. A door can make a huge difference.

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