Joe Braxton wrote:Is there a way to roll the door to the side? That would make it take up way less space.
You can have the hinges on the inside and swing to the outside just have one really sturdy one at the center.
How about a round door that rotates around a vertical shaft? Kinda like a revolving door in 2 dimensions?
I'll think of some more later I'm sure...
Morgan Barker wrote:In my stupid youth, I was a hotrod guy. We used suicide doors once and awhile. Car doors can be very thick and the hinges are concealed. We used to go to the scrap yards and get hinges from 1962-1966 f100 trucks because of their unique geometry. They were shaped like a question mark and pivoted deep in the jamb and really close to the outside of the body. It allowed a thick door with a curved surface and edge to swing kinda wide to clear the body without interference. If you could find an old early sixties ford truck just to swing the doors for a minute, you might get a few fresh ideas.
Lisa Allen wrote:I have not had time to read this thread in-depth yet, but wanted to post this before I forgot! This is a real working root cellar door. I can ask my friend how he did it if it is of interest!
Benjamin Sizemore wrote:
You could build it out of styrofoam but paint it to look like big heavy oak and build in breakaway hinges or neodynium magnets to hold it on. Then when you go to open it you grab it and go GAARRR!!! like an ogre and tear it off the hinges and throw it to the side, like you are going in to eat the hobbits.
Only cool if somebody sees you do it, tho.
Hans Quistorff wrote:
Looking at the vault doors that had a hinge in the middle of the door and a frame to a hinge I wondered if this could be put on the inside so the door could be opened outward and swung to the side.
I have the new version of sketch up so I decided to practice on this project.
The center handle could drop a bolt out the bottom of the center hinge into the sill while pushing a lighter one up into the lentil. I was thinking a round pipe inside the square tube could serve as the pivots.
The door then would then pull out and swing back into the space of the thick straw bail wall. The frame would not interfere with Paul's window design though it might be visible up close through the top and bottom corners on one side.
My frame came out a little large; it should stay within the inner dimensions of the door to swing through the opening.
Valerie Dawnstar wrote:Here's a video of a company that makes "Hobbit Holes" -- little structures of varying uses (and usefullness-es). Lots of shots of the round doors working.
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ok, what did I do wrong...?
John Hazen wrote:I just found this thread, and the thought that came to mind was an iris door (which is what I think Ludger was talking about). This would require more space around the frame of the door (including beneath it, which might be a non-starter), but it's really cool.
allen lumley wrote:- not perfectly round - but working every day in upstate new york ! Link Below :