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Would seeing the screws here bother you?

Posted by threeapples (My Page) on
Wed, May 23, 12 at 20:46

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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RE: Would seeing the screws here bother you?

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)


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RE: Would seeing the screws here bother you?

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


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RE: Would seeing the screws here bother you?

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


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RE: Would seeing the screws here bother you?

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!)


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RE: Would seeing the screws here bother you?

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


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RE: Would seeing the screws here bother you?

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


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