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Old Doors Makeover:
How to Add Panels to Plain Doors
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Step 2: Affixing Your Panels to the Door:

Once your molding is cut, take the four pieces that make up each panel and glue them at the corners to form an empty picture frame. Each door will need four such square panels.

Once the panels are dry, take your old door off its hinges and lay it on the floor over a plastic sheet or some other protective covering. With a glue gun spread glue on the back of the first panel and attach it to the door where you drew a square, then do the same with the second panel, gluing it under the first. Wait until both are firmly affixed before turning the door over and repeating the process on the back.

After the panels are firmly affixed on both sides of the door, move your door to a well ventilated space and paint it together with the panels, so they blend into each other.

Once the door is dry, simply hang it back on its old hardware and enjoy the new, stylish look. And if you’re short on money, try refurbishing only the side of the door that faces outward. You can always complete the other side later.

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Building panels on old doors

Before you glue the panel to the door, place it on a flat surface to make sure the square frame looks good. If you need to make adjustments to your frame, now's the time to do it.
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