Do you have anything lying around your house or garage that you’ve held onto just knowing you were going to use it in a project someday?
Dennis Elledge with DE | SL Architecture Interiors inherited some black walnut wood that he knew would be perfect for a project – someday. Some 20 years later, and after a few moves, the perfect opportunity presented itself.
After DE | SL Architecture moved into a new space they realized they needed some additional storage. There was a perfect nook at the end of a hallway but open shelves would look messy. Dennis realized the time had come to use the black walnut to make a door that not only would be practical but would also be a statement piece.
Since this door opening wouldn’t be permanent thought needed to go into how to install the door that would not leave too much damage to the walls and allow the door to be removed when they vacate the leased space. The dimensions of the end of the hallway were 4’8″ wide x 9’3″ high. Having a door that size would be cumbersome so Dennis came up with the idea to make a 4’8″ x 6’10” door with a 2’5″ transom. Luckily he had enough of the black walnut to make it work. But the door also needed to be able to swing out of the opening so Dennis called on Sheryl Simon, CSI ,CDT, our Senior Architectural Specification Consultant to discuss possible solutions utilizing door hardware.
In order to make the door, Dennis ordered a special piece of 5’0″ wide plywood and applied the black walnut to it. Using our BB1262 5″ Swing Clear hinges he was able to secure the door to a piece of wood attached to the drywall.
Here are photos of the final reveal. It is a stunning focal point and you’d never know there was a closet behind the wood door.
Thanks to Dennis Elledge for sharing his story and photos. For more information on DE|SL Architecture Interiors click here.