Thursday, November 28, 2013

Dutch door...

…: a door that is divided into a top and bottom half that open and close separately


I didn't get much done last week, but I did build a back door for the kitchen.  A Dutch door of course.  
The door is quite large, larger than a typical kitchen door, but I wanted as much light as possible to come into the kitchen, so I made a big door.  I was afraid that glass might be too heavy for the door's hinges, so this time I used acrylic for the windowpane.  



The door still needs to be hinged, but -typically- I did not have enough hinges to hang the door.   It also needs door handles and a latch which I still have to make.   



As I was reorganizing my workspace last week, the kitchen became a room with an unusual view…
Normally the Yellow Salon can be found directly above the kitchen.  


22 comments:

  1. La porte vitrée est très belle ! J'aime beaucoup les fenêtres aussi.
    À bientôt.

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  2. I have always loved Dutch doors. I can just see someone accepting a delivery through it. Eggs, milk butter and cheese perhaps. The door is perfect for your beautiful kitchen.

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  3. It sits there perfectly. An ordinary door just wouldn't have the same impact and I'm very impressed with your windows.

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  4. Wat een geweldige deur en ben helemaal verliefd of je oude witjes uhh tegeltjes hoe maak jij ze?
    groetjes van Marijke

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  5. Es maravillosa la puerta, realmente ofrece gran luminosidad!
    Esther

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  6. Wauw, wat prachtig gemaakt weer. En dat licht door het achterste raam ziet er zo lekker zomers uit, is het toch nog een beetje warm in deze koude dagen.

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  7. What a great idea! I really love this wondeful kitchen---

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  8. The door turned out great! Keep up the good work.

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  9. Your door looks great Josje, we have them here too, they are called stable doors, I was telling my hubby the other day when it was very hot that I wish our kitchen door was a stable door.

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  10. The world you are making is indeed beautiful. Josje's Beautiful World.

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  11. Ohh, I have a Dutch front door.. it's very handy for talking to callers without letting the cat run into the street (or the kids for that matter), but it does give people a bit of a shock when only half the door opens!

    I love the green marl colour, it works really well with the blue - I think you made a good decision to change it!

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  12. This door is a perfect addition to this wonderful and bright kitchen.
    Geneviève

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  13. I think the door suits the kitchen very well it lets in light and air while keeping out little critters who may be on the street


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  14. Looking good! The door looks nicely in proportion to the kitchen so bigger is better! I'm glad you explained the last picture, I thought I was going slightly mad! ☺ Kind regards, Brian

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  15. I love those doors and the addition of the window above certainly allows more light in,it is perfect. And the view from the kitchen is surreal.

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  16. That's a nifty old door ;) Such a lovely addition giving this kitchen a distinct & unique charter. Or as we say in Dutch: 'het geeft het smoel'. I love your detailing too, i spotted decorated skirting tiles which are so in keeping as well!

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  17. The door and the window are excellent! Everything in the kitchen is perfect. I'm speechless.

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  18. Thanks everyone for your lovely comments! It has been a busy week so I did not have time to answer you all personally, but I have read and appreciated all of your comments!

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  19. Wat maak jij alles toch schitterend echt. Respect hoor. Je workshop tegeltjes heb ik ook voor mijn keuken gebruikt. Groetjes, Nienke.

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    1. Dank je wel Nienke. Ik hoop dat je tegeltjes mooi geworden zijn!

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