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Costigan Front Pocket Door

the Costigan House

To give you a better idea of the historical restoration process, here are some more images and greater detail about the process I took in restoring and replicating the front door of the Costigan house.

Stained glass from Costigan door; removed during restoration process

This is the stained glass that had been put in some time during the middle of the 19th century. Having removed it in order to restore the door to its original construction, I am now framing this stained glass panel for the Historic Madison, Inc.

close up of paneling as restored by Welch Millwork and Design

As restored, the door is constructed from red pine, with a quarter-sawn white oak wood grain faux finish. To attach the replicated portion of the door to the original bottom panels, I used mortis and tenon joinery, which left the door looking as if it still consisted of one solid piece of wood.

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