Beautiful, antique door salvaged from an old home in Northeastern Missouri. It is made of solid Douglas Fir and is painted white on one side and finished on the other.
It has 9 windows in the upper half and 2 recessed (flat) panels in the lower half. 8 of the lites/panes are pebbled, textured glass and 1 is floral, textured glass (see photos).
Hardware: Aside from an old barrel/tube lock; the door is not equipped with any hardware. However, we have a good selection of period hardware in our eBay store, and tons more in our physical store.
* If you would like any of the hardware holes plugged with a solid wood--see "Modification" below.
Quirks & Considerations: Recessed panels are typically made of plywood, which is many thin sheets of wood glued together, and antique plywood was bonded together using old-fashioned, animal-based glue. After years of the wood expanding and contracting due to fluctuations in the temperature and humidity, the top layers on interior sides of the panels were allowed to expand and contract forming bubbles or bumps. Old glue is not water-resistant and no where near as strong as modern glue. Like a surgeon, we split the bubbles and bumps down the middle using a knife, poured modern glue inside, and clamped them down. As a result, the majority of the bumps and bubbles are fairly flat, and whatever bumps remain, once sanded down, they will be level with the rest of the panel. If after sanding, there are any gaps or spaces in the veneer from sanding through the wood; the spaces could be filled with wood putty prior to staining or painting. Once the tiny stress cracks are filled with wood-putty, and painted over, it will be as if the veneer of panels never warped to begin with.
Condition: The bottom edge of the bottom rail, on the exterior side has breaks and missing portions (only about 1/4" - 1/2"H). If you are planning on cutting the door, or building it up to make it taller; this portion could be cut off in the process. If you want it filled in with solid wood, email us for a quote.
Otherwise, the door has the typical nicks, scrapes, and scratches that you would expect to find on a nearly 100-year-old door. However, there are no structural flaws like broken or cracked joints, rot, or warp. It was built to last indefinitely and is ready for another lifetime of service.
The lites are fully intact and only have light scratches.
Refinish/Repaint: We could refinish, repaint, or partially or completely strip the door to prepare it for you to repaint or refinish. See the last 3 photos in this auction as an example of our work. Email us with a small description of what you would like done, and we'll give you a quote.
Swing: The door is currently set up to swing into a room towards the right, or away from the room towards the right. We could make it swing in the opposite direction--email us for a quote.
Modification: We could also modify this door to fit your opening or suite your needs. We could make a frame, trim or add to the height or width, replace glass, reverse the swing, plug the hardware holes, add decorative embellishments, etc. Email us with a small description of what you would like done, and we'll give you a quote.
Dimensions: Door: 31 5/8" x 79 7/8" H x 1 3/8" D Glass: 7 1/4" W x 12 1/2" H
Too tall or wide? We could decrease the height and width, email us for a quote.
Shipping: MD, DC, DE, PA, NJ, NY, & New England: We deliver to these states every 2 - 3 weeks . Home delivery would be $75 - $125 depending on your location. Email us with the shipping zip code for an exact price.
* If you need the item sooner or are located outside of our delivery range; we could crate and ship with a commercial freighter--email us for a quote.
* Pick up in Scranton, PA is also welcome. No "pick up" charges applied