Int.Desgn-Q. Sliding dining room / lv room c. 1912 doors
This is not about the doors.
It's a tough subject to describe. It's not really about the doors. They run on
a track or just rollers and slide into the wall. They're heartwood pine and 100
years old and work fine. Doors , each, are 7' high x 7' long.
Envision yourself standing looking at the closed doors and on the right side is a
wall with the plaster badly damaged because of high back 'sofa chairs' being pushed
against them for years. You're in the living room.
It was a rental. (thus the damage)
I'm debating what to do with this wall. I have an opportunity to use it creatively. *
Right now it's covered with a nice but old vinyl wall covering which is torn at
the site of the line of breakage. It might be salvageable or not. Let's assume not.
If the wall is repaired I'd have a plaster covered wall with lath behind it.
Behind that lath I assume is the slot for the sliding door. I can repair the wall and
cover it or paint it and hang a picture on it.
There are not many walls like it in the entire house since much of the house is
heartwood or fine grain pin or fir from the 1900's. The exceptions are when you're
upstairs and the bedrooms have plaster walls.
I ignore them, in my mind, for some reason. I'm only now after
35 years planning to move into the house. I intend to get profession design help
someday for the parts of the house I don't think about right now.
The key areas of beauty have been the living / dining / entry and stairway all of which are
the finished wood. I thought I'd paint them blue or orange. j/k
About this post -
*Except for the slot for the door the wall thickness is wasted space. It's on the living room
side of the lv-rm/dining rm combo. It might make a beautiful location for shelves or a video
panel. The space I have is about 6' wide by 8 feet tall.