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The Sticking Point -- Should I order this door? (long)

posted by: plllog on 09.04.2009 at 08:31 pm in Kitchens Forum

Some of you might remember my door problem thread: One of my objectives was to get the dining room door out of my way in the kitchen (actually in a passage with cabinetry that I'm calling a Butler's pantry.

My contractor had sold me on the idea a swinging door because the pocket door I'd wanted, or a wall mounted sliding door on the kitchen side, wouldn't work with the wall. I hadn't paid enough attention to it, then, fairly late, I learned that the swinging door would eat up too much of the doorway that I'd just gone to great expense to expand.

Several GWer's gave me recommendations for interesting hardware--none of which turned out to work for this installation for a variety of reasons. What a really want is a sci-fi hologram projector, but those seem to be purely fiction. :)

So then my contractor found an alternative. It's a surface mounted sliding glass partition. I had the measurer out last week and they faxed me the contract, but I've been so stressed over some problems (again) with my tile that I just couldn't look at it.

So, today I finally looked at it, and started filling it out. But when it came to the sticking point, I just couldn't get out my credit card (right here in my bag) and fill in the payment info. I've been very stressed today, so it just might be that. I haven't been breathing well, therefore not sleeping well, due to the fires. But I could just so easily fill it in and fax it back, but keep sticking.

It's not that it's expensive (it is!). And I'm already on the hook for the work done to move the switch and outlet to the side of the door where I don't really like them, and fix the wall. Can you just imagine what they'll say if I say to put it back??? But the question seems to be, do I really want it?

I don't want the door in the kitchen. I don't want the door closed most of the time. There's nowhere in the dining room for it. It can't disappear into a wall.

So, the contractor suggested this wall mount glass door in the dining room, that could go behind the very tall armoire and hide. I went to see. I hated the look of the rail. Don't want an "eyebrow". So he suggested making it go to the ceiling, run the rail the length of the room, like molding, and have his worker paint it to match the wall. So okay. And there's a glass that's textured so that close up it's clearish, but blurry from a distance. That would give enough separation (and I could paint the glass), but then there's the floor track. It would be a tripping hazard. So they have this one that rolls and has a wall bracket. But it has to be 10" wider. So now we're talking about a 3" frame (painted to match the walls) with nearly 5'x9' of rolling panel. That's not going to hide behind the armoire because of those 10" and which will be hard to open from the kitchen side, since it overlaps the door frame.

It seems like the right answer, even with the problems. It does what I need, even though it's still kind of weird. But I can't seem to go ahead an pay for it. Which might just be too much other stress (two sources of which I resolved yesterday, but today I have the wheezes and the knots in the stomach, unrelated to things like the door)

What do you think?

This isn't exactly it, but the kind of thing they sell:



clipped on: 09.05.2009 at 10:23 pm    last updated on: 09.05.2009 at 10:23 pm

RE: The Sticking Point -- Should I order this door? (long) (Follow-Up #19)

posted by: jdesign on 09.05.2009 at 05:30 pm in Kitchens Forum

Have you looked at these exposed stainless steel hardware doors? John

Here is a link that might be useful: stainless steel hardware


clipped on: 09.05.2009 at 10:22 pm    last updated on: 09.05.2009 at 10:22 pm

More like CP or David T. Smith?

posted by: lyno on 03.25.2009 at 10:11 pm in Kitchens Forum

I've been enjoying browsing through the kitchens at the websites of Crown Point and David T. Smith.

Does anyone else have any other favorite websites for period, cottage, or collected kitchens or any similar styles?

I've been through the FKB.


clipped on: 03.29.2009 at 09:15 am    last updated on: 03.29.2009 at 09:16 am

RE: Can't stand grabby Blums -- alternatives? (Follow-Up #22)

posted by: mindstorm on 01.03.2009 at 12:53 am in Kitchens Forum

Oh holy mother of ...! With extreme apologies to growlery for the OT but that's just fantastic! That is almost just what I'm considering doing - with fixed shelves perhaps instead of drawers - or such was my deliberation except I wasn't sure about the execution! Oh golly, I'm going to have to clip this post. Thank you thank you oh thank you! And yes, of course, truffle oil is just what I intend to showcase in there. Yards and yards of it. ;-) If you don't mind, may I email you for some specifics since it sounds like you made these and then we can stop the OT.

And that is also just the very fridge I'm currently considering, so this is perfect. That is the 30" liebherr, yes?


clipped on: 01.04.2009 at 09:20 am    last updated on: 01.04.2009 at 09:20 am