Susan’s vintage wood doors with a sliding six-pane window

vintage-wood-door-window-drops-down-screenDid Grandpa make these interesting doors, or were they mass-produced? Here’s a woddity to wonder about and to ask — has anyone else ever seen a door like this before — and is there a particular name for this nifty wood design other than the rather blasè ‘sliding storm & screen’? Susan is the lucky owner and writes:

We own a 1956 Texas Ranch home, and the house has these really cool exterior doors. I’ve looked all over the internet, but can’t find the door. It is a wooden door, with the top half with 6 glass panes. That part drops/slides down to expose the screen, thus making it a 1/2 screen door! Any idea what this style of door is called? Thanks!

  1. Martha P. says:

    I live in a 1933 Rock House in West Texas. It has this door, exactly, leading from the kitchen to side porch. I love it. Mine does not look home-made, but more manufactured and finished. But it is part of the original home. Great for a quick breeze blowing through after I burn a piece of toast. lol.

  2. Jennifer says:

    I live in a ranch home in west Texas. We currently have that same door between our laundry room and our garage. From the other comments, this appears to be a Texas thing

  3. Oscar says:

    I have this door as well. I have No clue Where it comes from. I fished it out of a construction dumpster in North Miami Beach. I little bit aways from Texas if you ask me. I love it I’m just wondering how to lock the window in place and unlock it when I need too

  4. Danica says:

    I live in South Texas. Family built home in 1953. We have this door leading out from the kitchen to the garage.

  5. Margarita says:

    Wow… I live in south Texas and we have this type of back door also except mine is a 3 horizontal pane window and I think our home was built in the 1950’s also… was wondering who was the manufacturer

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