Talk:Hanging a door
The edit from 18.104.22.168 regarding hinge rebates:
"( a faster and more professional approach to produce the hinge rebates would be to cut as you would a mortice if you are proficient in woodworking)."
Needs a good deal of extra information if it is to make any sense. As it currently stands it has the tone of "having a dig" while giving no clue as to what it means.
i.e: many "professionals" would cut a small mortice with a chisel, however a they may use a morticer or a mortice set in a pillar drill, or a router etc.
I propose to remove the comment for the moment, and add some extra detail on alternative rebate approaches.
--John Rumm 18:30, 11 May 2007 (BST)
May I suggest some time one day widening the 'alternatives' concept. I've seen doors hung with varying degrees of sophistication, from the most basic possible to the full deal, and imho all of these styles are appropriate in some properties - mostly character properties and period properties.
While it seems popular to be nose in the air about such things, irl they have a perfectly valid place in the art and I think deserve much more mention.
IIRC the most basic had the door hinges screwed direct into the brickwork, a single stop strip, and no other woodwork, in a large ex-industrial building probably from the 1800s. That one may be taking it to extreme a bit, but even that suited the dickensian industrial character of the place well. I've also seen new work with more minimal woodwork than usual look good and create character. NT 23:48, 11 May 2007 (BST)
Yup agree about alternatives, I only present this as one way that works ok if that is the type of result you want. (hence why I did not call the article "The way to hang a door" ;-)
There is also lots of special case stuff one could add, like doing stable style doors.
--John Rumm 01:00, 12 May 2007 (BST)