DIY How to Build an Angled Door for less than $100 that looks Awesome

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If I could have strong feelings for a door, hands down it would be this one! Sharing all the details of how to build an angled door that adds character & looks fabulous for less than $100!

DIY – How to Build an Angled Door

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If I could have strong feelings for a door, hands down it would be this one!  Sharing all the details of how to build an angled door that adds character & looks fabulous for less than $100! #angleddoor #diydoor https://lehmanlane.net

For some strange reason none of our bedrooms in our old farmhouse had doors.  So… we have slowly been adding them room by room. 

Our son Ryan’s doorway butted right up to the angled sloping attic 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. 

Supplies & Tools Needed to Build an Angled Door

  • 1 Standard Slab Door (ours is 30″ wide)
  • Circular Saw to Cut the Angle in the Door
  • 1/4 inch MDF
  • Table Saw to cut the MDF to Size
  • Wood Filler
  • Primer & Paint
  • Door Hinges
  • Door Knob

Previous Angled Doorway that Needs an Angled Door

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 of our farmhouse are skinnier than we would like.

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How to Make a New Angled Doorway

Jason created an angled doorway for our new angled door.

He created the angled door frame following the sloped attic ceiling line.

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Instructions for How to Build an Angled Door

After measuring the width of the doorway we… I mean Jason ūüôā 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.

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Cutting the Pre-Fab Door at an Angle & Adding MDF

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.

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Hanging the Angled Door

Once Jason finished the door we hung it up and I couldn’t more excited with how it turned out.

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Adding the Trim to the Angled Doorway

We finished the trim around the door.

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Filling all the Door Trim Holes with Wood Putty

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.

DIY Angled Door - filling in nail holes
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Painting the Angled Door

I painted everything semi gloss white to brighten the room & have the angled door pop against the navy walls.

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Adding the Doorknob

Lastly, we added an oil rubbed bronze doorknob.

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Farmhouse Hallway - changing the Doorway

And here is a view of the doorway from our hallway ūüôā

SO MUCH BETTER!

How to build an angled door - farmhouse hallway, angled doorway

Only one more week left of the six week long, One Room Challenge which is hosted by Linda from Calling It Home.  I can’t believe we have accomplished so much in our son’s bedroom.

  • demo
  • add bead board ceiling (learn how to add bead board ceiling HERE)
  • paint walls Hale navy
  • add wide pine floors (learn how to add pine floors HERE)
  • add baseboard trim
  • build a built in bed
  • add new closet
  • build bookcase, built in dresser and desk (learn how to add a secrety/dresser HERE)
  • add a new doorway and door
  • add a roman shade (DIY HERE)
  • decorate and reveal
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Ryan’s Built in Bedroom is done!!!  To see how his room turned out see the whole reveal here

Final Reveal - Boys Farmhouse Bedroom, Built in bed, dresser, bead board ceiling, wide pine floors, Benjamin Moore Hale Navy walls, and an angled door

by Tara Lehman

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Our boys bedroom had no door and a quirky angled doorway so we created an angled door to fit perfectly. #angleddoor #door #diy https://lehmanlane.net

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Comments

  1. Tara what a darling door! I can’t wait for the reveal! I love the direction the space is going in. As a fellow ORC participant it’s been wonderful to gather some fantastic inspiration. I’d love for you to share your progress at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. Our readers would love to see it. The gathering is at http://www.decortoadore.net

  2. That door looks great, Tara! Love how you added your own trim to it!! Can’t wait to see the full reveal in a couple of days! xo

  3. Question, I was wondering what the top of the door looked like when you cut it off? Was it hollow inside? How did you cover it? Thank you!

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by to check out our angled door Yinna! The door was hollow on top after we cut it so we cut a piece of wood to fit inside of the hollow section and nailed it to the front of the board.

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