Published at Tuesday, 02 July 2019. Cabinet Knob. By Arik Brandt.
If you think about it, when a person tells you that the room behind a solid wooden door is forbidden you will take it seriously because you can’t see what is on the other side. If someone says that the room behind the glass door is forbidden you wouldn’t find it as intimidating. Why? It’s because you can see through the glass. You can see what is on the other side.
Size matters, so measure the opening very carefully before ordering to avoid a costly mistake. Standard off-the-shelf wooden doors, the most economical option, are available in a range of widths (usually between 30 and 36 inches), and most of them can be trimmed to fit – but check first, as this is not always the case.
On the other hand, doors are heavy, difficult to manoeuvre and take up a lot of space. The trestles might leave contact marks behind; and you will have to wait several hours for the first side to dry before you can paint the second one. In practice, most home owners prefer to decorate the door in the frame. Wait for a warm day (at least 10°C) with no wind, to avoid dust being blown on to the wet paint. Don’t work in strong sunlight as the paint may blister. Wedge the door open before you start, and place some cardboard underneath to catch drips.
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