If I could have strong feelings for a door, hands down it would be this one :). For some strange reason none of our bedrooms in our old farmhouse had doors. I am sorry but I think that is just weird. So we have slowly been adding them room by room. Ryan’s doorway butted right up to the angled roof line making it really tough to hang a standard door here without it opening into the hallway. We didn’t want the door to open into the hallway because it would block the hallway window. We had to build an angled door for his doorway so it could open into the room and allow for more natural light. Below we will explain how to build an angled door!
DIY – How to Build an Angled Door
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We opened his doorway a little bit to allow for us to add more trim and make the doorway a standard 30 inches wide. I guess people were much slimmer 100+ years ago because most of the original doorways are skinnier than we would like.
After measuring the width of the doorway we (I mean Jason:) got to building the door. We bought a standard 30 inch door. This is a standard door slab that you can get at Home Depot or Lowes.
Jason cut the corner off the top of the door to match the angle of the roof line. He used 1/4 inch MDF strips to give a little more interest to the door on both sides.
Once Jason finished the door we hung it up and I couldn’t more excited with how it turned out.
We finished the trim around the door.
Quick tip: When filling in nail holes on wood you are going to paint anyway use plaster compound instead of wood putty. You can smooth it out with a simple wet paper towel or cloth after it dries and avoid the messiness of sanding.
I painted everything white to brighten the room and have the door pop against the navy walls.
Lastly, we added an oil rubbed bronze doorknob.
And here is a view of the doorway from our hallway 🙂
Only one more week left of the One Room Challenge which is hosted by Linda from Calling It Home. I can’t believe we have accomplished so much.
- add bead board ceiling
paint walls navy add wide pine floors add baseboard trim build a built in bed add new closet build bookcase, built in dresser and desk add a new doorway and door
- add a roman shade
- decorate and reveal
Thanks so much for taking the time to read about how to build an angled door and for following our progress on the One Room Challenge.
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Ryan’s Built in Bedroom is done!!! To see how his room turned out see the whole reveal here
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