r. Ed was a genius not only because he could speak, but also because of his influence on home design and the fabulous form and function of the Dutch door. All kidding aside, this practical portal’s purpose was originally to keep farm animals out of mom’s apple pie and the rest of the house, yet allow in light, a cool breeze or a friendly neighbor. Also called a stable door or half door, its decorative beauty is quite evident and adaptable to any design style. Take a look at these fab-o examples, and for the daring DIYer, I’ve attached a how-to video to challenge your serious sawing skills! Neeeighce!

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Video: DIY Dutch Doors

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