Friday, March 6, 2009

Paneled Doors.

Wooden doors originally had panels because no piece of wood was large enough to be a door in entirety. Also, framing a door and letting panels hang within accommodates the warping and waxing of wood as the temperature changes. Also, panels were a fancy decoration.

Source: A Field Guide to American Homes, Susan

Next time you see a vinyl door, remember you are looking at a pretender.

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