→ we wanted a door that stood out & you wouldn’t see eveywhere..
we had two made (for both the front & side) and will be painting them a really fun color…
→ because the brick is double layered on the house the door frame is double the depth..
he built a matching frame to mirror the original, our future screen doors will hang from this
second frame and give us room in between the screen & door for hanging a wreath.
→ once the second frame was built to the edge of the wall he framed in around the entire
door to create a seamless frame (and covering the yellow spray foam & plywood)
this type of trim work is a really easy diy, electric tools make it the most simple but manual will work. to match the door trim would have been hard to find because of the thickness, so as long as you have good wood (in this case 3/4 inch and the door frame is 1 1/4) that is smooth (most important) you’ll be all set for an easy project, and you can get pre-primed like we did for one less step. we compensated for the 1/2 inch loss by using 1/2 inch plywood, which also saved money, and you never see it to know it isn’t a 1 1/4 inch piece of frame. to make it seamless (we’re not quite there yet) use short hair bondo (a fiberglass compound that you mix and is easy to sand.. only use the short hair, no substitutes) on the major joints connecting the two frames together and use caulk for all of the edges and corners. (bondo is too hard to sand in super tight places/corners)