Sunday, January 17, 2010

Time to Update: Floor Thresholds

In our small entry-way there are three floor thresholds; one for the front door, closet and walk-way. Originally they were all gold, which is not my cup-of-tea. But thanks to some DIY handy-work they are now all nickel, which matches the hardware on our doors. Around a year ago I started by replacing the most noticeable one in the walk-way. Then a few months ago Travis replaced the one for the front door. And last week I replaced the one for the closet (while I was working on the project you saw in my last post).

Here's how it's done:

Remove the old threshold by prying it up along with the nails using a hammer.

(I then vacuumed underneath it what had accumulated over 65 years!)

Measure door opening, and measure and mark your new threshold.

(We stuck with metal instead of wood so we wouldn't have to worry about trying to match the old hardwood floors. Metal is also probably a better option for entry-ways being a high traffic area.)

Use a hacksaw to carefully cut along the line.

Position it, and nail it into place.

Pretty simple, right?

Front door:

All three:

Have you had to replace floor thresholds in your home or do you have some that need replacing?

Do you prefer wood or metal thresholds?

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