Friday, May 13, 2011
Door Molding (Architrave)-Paneled Look on Flat Door
For ages we've had our clothes on a hanging rail and on wooden shelves (that's what the picture above is.) It wasn't ideal and we recently got built-in wardrobes! I wanted to use as much of the space as we could, so we had a carpenter build floor to ceiling cupboards. The doors are about 10 feet high and are actually two flat doors connected (a full door and part of another one). I really love the doors that came with our house (I think I've mentioned that before) so we wanted to add some molding to the wardrobe doors.
I kept having the carpenter do extra things (like add drawers and shelves) which meant I had to add the molding/architrave myself.
Here's the inside of one of the wardrobes, just in case you wondered.
Doing the molding myself made me nervous, but luckily Ron Hazelton had a helpful step-by-step.
I primed the doors.
Then taped the design. Niall gave his approval. Then I painted the wardrobes white.
The miter cut was tricky for me. I ended up using a handsaw, pencil and plastic triangle/set square and doing a lot of practice cuts. I used an excel spreadsheet to plan how to cut the molding and minimize waste.
I used No Nails as an adhesive and really thin nails (is it ironic that I used nails anyway?) to fasten the molding to the doors. I'll just mention, once again, that I'm not a great photographer.
Then painted the molding white to match the rest of the door.
Here's the finished product.
The wooden shelves that held our clothes have a new home in the garage, holding the paint.