I’ve wanted an interior dutch door in my home for a long time, but it was a pretty low priority as far as “need” goes. As a result, it has remained in “project no-man’s land”; never really having a chance, but never really going away either. Turns out, all I needed was a new baby! After having a surprise baby last spring, we needed a bedroom for said baby- which gave me the perfect excuse to build that dutch door. (It’s just a fancy baby gate, right?) Instead of buying lumber to build this baby gate/dutch door, I needed to sacrifice something. Hmm… something that I already had on hand. Something I could literally, cut. in. half. (I’m looking at you, 1983 hollow core door.) The finished project ended up even nicer than I’d hoped, and the featherweight hollow door is absolutely ideal in my particular situation. ***Older doors like the one I upcycled here, have personalities of their own. It’s a good idea to re-hang the door(s) multiple times as you go, to check for clearance and fit.