Back door has lead light that matches the house in the top part of door. I want to cut the bottom of the door off and still use the top part as an opening window. The window will work just like opening the door, but only top half. Plan to put wind laches and get a fly screen made outside. House is weather board outside and need ideas on how to make the new window weather proof? The window will get some wet weather and is only partly protected from weather.

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    Pictures, pictures, pictures.
    – JACK
    Jun 23 at 0:11
  • use the top part in the same location or in a new location?
    – Jasen
    Jun 23 at 2:29
  • so whaat happens withe hole in the bottom part ?
    – knowitall
    Jun 23 at 3:23
  • Please clarify your specific problem or provide additional details to highlight exactly what you need. As it's currently written, it's hard to tell exactly what you're asking.
    – gnicko
    Jun 23 at 10:24
  • If not pictures, a drawing or just a rough sketch of the current situation and the desired end result would be most helpful. Our guesses and imaginations might come up with the same thing you're thinking. Or, they may not (more likely).
    – FreeMan
    Jun 23 at 12:14

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Based on your wague instructions I. would build this.

Cut the door in half.

Close the bottom part matching with the existing wall (stucco or something else).

Insert a 2x2 in the bottom part of the upper door to complete the window frame

Cut open 32 x 32 inch in the upper door.

Fit a window in it.

Add new door hinge.

Insert horizontal 2x4 under the window/door frame, for structural reason.

Insert window sill of choice.

Install hardware for the door/window.

caulk and paint.

The upper door becomes a window.

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