I have a 6 panel wood front entry door with a single pane sidelight that I'm trying to make more secure.
The sidelight I'm re-framing with laminated impact glass. The jambs and lock sets have been reinforced.
The one weak spot that is bothering me is the panels. The door stiles and rails are 1.75" thick but the panels are .50". Thin enough for someone to put a boot through.
I don't want to put an iron grill on it nor do I want to replace the entire door assembly.
I'm considering cutting some .50" plywood to fit over the panels and flush with the stiles and rails, then picture framing them with some trim over the seams and painting.
Anyone have any other ideas?