Published at Thursday, 27 June 2019. Cabinet Knob. By Arnold Engel.
If the existing door frame is damaged, or you are planning to buy a plastic or fibreglass door that cannot be cut to size, you will need to get a door set, comprising a frame and matching door. This will obviously cost more than just a door leaf, but at least you know it will definitely fit. Not every room has to have a generic looking door that just serves the opening and closing purpose. Some doors can give you the ability to experiment with space and furniture.
The fun element is stressed through diverse styles, colors, and textures. It is certain that customers would be floored by some of the variations that represent a global culture. Fabrics undergo lots of screening tests and Scotchguard and Microban prohibit mold and germs. Fire resistant fabrics are insisted upon for safety’s sake along with child protection devices. Blinds and shutters contain timber from eco-friendly sustainable forests.
A door knocker is an item of door furniture that allows people outside a house to alert those inside to their presence. It has a part fixed to the door, and a part (usually metal) which is attached to the door by a hinge that is lifted and used to strike a plate fitted to the door, making a noise. The strike plate, if present, would be supplied and fitted with the knocker. Door knockers are often ornate, but may be no more than a simple fitting with a metal bob, or ring. Many older period houses and mansions often have intricate knockers in the shape of human heads or mythical beasts. The earlier designs were based on statues that would stand in front of ancient Greek houses. These statues were created with distorted, grotesque features and were thought to be used to ward of malignant spirits and witches. This is also true of gargoyles, which have similar caricatured faces, in order to prevent spirits and ghosts from entering the house. There were also ’good luck’ knockers, which were thought to have magical or healing properties and were used to encourage good luck into the home. These door knockers utilized a motif of good luck charms such as horse-shoes, stars, suns and flowers. The popular ’hand shaped’ knocker is often seen in Muslim countries, and was believed to symbolize the Hand of Fatima which protected the house from evil. It was also thought to indicate that the occupants of that house were followers of the Muslim faith.
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