The original back door was in pretty bad shape, having been
exposed to 80 years of Colorado weather and numerous dogs.
The window was a piece of plexi glass that was framed and being held in the door frame with wing nut type hardware. We knew we could not go into winter with this door.
We happened to have another wood door inside that was a perfect match and still had its original wavy glass intact. So while my husband planed the door and jam to account for some minor settling of the door frame , I took that opportunity to strip the hinges of decades of paint and grime.
The project took the two of us only a couple of hours and cost us nothing.
This spring I plan to apply a fresh coat of paint both inside and out.- Michelle
P.S. The back door window at -35 degrees!