Install An Edwardian Door In Your Entranceway Install An Edwardian Door In Your Entranceway

What You'll Need
Edwardian door kit
Circular saw
Nail gun
Finishing nails

An Edwardian door in your entranceway will provide a light and clean design. Edwardian doors have sharp yet simple lines and present a stately appearance still popular today. This style presents a warming, embracing aesthetic approach to interior design using lighter colors and less decorative patterns.

Step 1 – Select a Door Package

Although the style is fairly similar door to door, Edwardian doors can be made of several different types of wood. Hardwoods tend to be on the expensive side, although well worth the investment. Softer woods present a greater economical choice.

Step 2 – Select Casings

An Edwardian door header casing includes three pieces that stack on top of the vertical casings. This includes a top piece that looks like crown molding, a flat middle piece and thin bottom piece called a “lintel.” You can buy them separately at your home improvement store.

Vertical casings are typically 5-inches wide and either have rounded or sharp edges. Choose the style that best fits with the rest of your home.

Step 3 – Plinth Blocks

A plinth block is a square slab of wood upon which the door vertical casing sits. It is wider and deeper than the vertical casing, thus adding a special accent when framing the door with trim. Plinth blocks can be plain or designed to add to the décor. Again, the choice is up to personal taste.

Step 4 – Install Plinth Block

Install the plinth block first, making sure it is exactly flush to the door jamb and wall. If it is not installed level, it will throw off the vertical casing pieces.

Attach first with a nail gun. Level the block and add additional nails to secure installation.

Step 5 – Cut and Install Verticals

Make sure your top vertical cuts are exactly the same on both pieces. Use a circular saw to make a traditional 45-degree angle cut.

Step 6 – Install the Header

First install the bottom piece, or lintel. Then move to the flat middle piece, and add the top header trim last. Caulk any open seams between the different pieces and the sheetrock wall. Use wood putty over any nails holes and sand the surfaces so they will accept stain and paint.

Step 7 – Hang the Door

Attach hinges connecting the door to the jamb.

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