happy holidays everybody!
i'm wondering if anybody knows (or would measure their own) the measurements of some of the original eichler doors? mine was replaced and it looks like the 'replacement' door was much smaller, so the previous owner centered the new door, then hung a piece of wood from the top of the door frame to make up the difference.
now, if all i have to do is measure from where it 'looks' like the door used to be, then fine. however, i still wouldn't mind checking those measurements against an original. does that make sense?
i live in a jones & emmonds designed, 4br atrium model.
i'm sure other people would love this info too, so please reply to this post.
Our house is a 1964 Anshen+Allen. Door opening without trim is 80"x36" and the actual door is 78.5"x35.5". Our door is original and as far as I can tell it's never even been repainted! I took off the previous owner's late 60s bamboo pattern escutcheon and I can see the outline of the old, round escutcheon. My plan is to get myself a can of turquoise paint any one of these days now....
thanks for the measurements!
my 'doorless' (frame only) measurements are 84" (7') x 36" (3') and my current door measures 35.5" x 78.5".
Are you sure that that piece of wood wasn't originally glass? We have glass above and on both sides of the door.
jh2i3: that's an impossible question to answer. Eichler had hundreds of different designs. Precise consistency over all the different models probably wasn't real close. I suggest you find a like model in your neighborhood and compare opening sizes. If they are the same, then measure the door, if it's original. What's important is your new door fit's you're opening. Any door shop can custom cut you an original slab for a couple hundred bucks. Installation isn't real hard or expensive.
i don't think it was glass. there are a few homes in my neighborhood w/ original doors, so i will ask some of my neighbors. thanks all!