DOORS & IRON DOORS TERMS
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Doors and Gates
A | B
| C | De
| Di | Do
| Gr | Ha
| He | In
| Kn | Le
| No | Ob
| Ro | Sh
| Si | Th
Lengths of wood that are shaped in section so that the shape runs
along the length. Moldings are used both functionally and decoratively.
For example, a molding might be used to hold a panel in its frame,
to throw off water, or as a decorative light catching feature.
Moldings can be made with wooden molding planes, metal combination
planes, a router, or a combination of sawing and carving techniques.
Most of the traditional wooden moldings used on doors take their
names from classical Greek and Roman originals, which were forms
found in stone. Small moldings are best mitered at the angles
and planted on the frame. Larger moldings over 1 inch wide need
to be mitered, tongued, and screwed at the angles. Bolection moldings
are secured either by running nails through the molding into the
frame or by driving screws through the panel and then the molding.
The molding needs to be fixed to either the frame or the panel-never
to both. The moldings that make the cornice are generally secured
by being tongued and grooved. Architrave The molding that runs
around the door frame on the inside of exterior door frames and
on both sides of interior frames-and bridges the joint between
the doorjamb lining and the plaster. As well as being decorative,
it protects the edge of the plaster and conceals any movement
of the jamb lining.
Although the mortise lock serves the same purpose as the rim lock
it carries both a latch to hold the door closed and a lock to
make the door secure the main design difference is that the works
are hidden in a mortise within the thickness of the door. Most
modern panel doors are fitted with mortise locks. The main advantage
of a mortise lock is that the face of the door is unencumbered;
however, the fact that the lock is hidden away has
resulted in the manufacture of poor quality products that barely
function. Whereas older mortise locks required that a square side
mortise be cut into the side of the stile-not an easy task many
modern locks have cylindrical bodies or barrels that can he fitted
by boring a hole
Mail Slots and
Some doors need a mail slut, and others need a number and a knocker.
There is a tradition of trying to make the front door grand and
special. Some people go in for lots of brass, others like carved
nameplates, others like lots of color, and so on. The wonderful
thing is that just about anything goes. If You have a fancy for
carved trim, lots of brass, and gold line work, that's fine.