Would seeing the screws here bother you?

threeapplesMay 23, 2012

I'm leaning toward this hardware for our interior doors. But, I'm wondering whether the screws being so visible will bother me. Would this bother you? Also, the doors on the first floor are 8 ft. tall and second floor are 7 ft tall. Would this large size (nine and a half inches tall) be too big for the second floor doors? thanks.

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palimpsest

No, seeing the screws wouldn't bother me. It's traditional. But I would probably go around and make sure all four slots in each plate were facing the same direction.

Aren't you building a Georgian/Federal revival?

A large escutcheon/sideplate wasn't really typical. They usually had a knob and small rose with a separate keyhole that all looked rather small for the door to modern eyes. (At least after they started mortising the hardware into the door and not using box locks)

    Bookmark   May 23, 2012 at 9:00PM
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ZGAnderson

Not at all, classic style. That's what the original plates look like in my 1912 house.

    Bookmark   May 23, 2012 at 9:39PM
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chiefneil

It's part of the design. Just be sure to get matching screws. Non-matching screws would bug the heck out of me.

    Bookmark   May 24, 2012 at 11:53AM
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mydreamhome

Matching screws are a must. After living with them for 2 or 3 weeks, you won't even notice the screws anymore (if you ever do!)

    Bookmark   May 24, 2012 at 1:28PM
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energy_rater_la

LOL!!all four slots aligned!
I'd probably do the same thing...9:00 & 3:00

    Bookmark   May 24, 2012 at 2:33PM
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sombreuil_mongrel

If they were Phillips screws, probably would bother me. Should be slot head.
Casey

    Bookmark   May 24, 2012 at 8:56PM
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