Sunday, June 15, 2008

A-Door-ing Fans

I got an interesting letter yesterday from some people who want to photograph my front door. Its not just my door that want to photograph, but rather they are recording many historic front doors in the city. I think it’s a great idea. I hope they will publish something.

My front doors – a pair of double doors – are really somewhat plain for the day. There is a 3-light transom, above 2, 30-inch wide double doors. Each door has a large glass panel at the top, followed by a single horizontal raised panel, and then 2 vertical raised panels below that. The glass panels are obscure glass, but not original.

I do wish I had painted my front door, though. It is the one thing on the house I didn’t paint 2 years ago when I painted the house. The doors need some work, and the plan was to take them off the hinges, fix them up, and then give them a proper paint job. I never did that, though.


Mick said...

Hmmm... given the intracate detail of your front windows etc - the plain doors seems a little odd - I wonder if they originally had stained or patterned (etched) glass rather than the obscure glass?

Greg said...

Yes, I suspect the glass much nicer originally. Some day I'll put something else in there.