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Is there a word for this piece of a door?

Posted by graywings (My Page) on
Mon, Mar 10, 14 at 17:48

I want to describe a problem I am having with a set of french doors, but don't know what to call this piece:

Both doors open inward, but one door can be locked in place top and bottom ( from the outside it is the door on the right). Attached to that door on the outside is a strip of wood that forms the look of a frame from the outside. That strip of wood has a kerf in it for a weatherproof seal.

Is there a name for that piece of wood? It is hard to see in the photo because it is painted the same color as the door, but it is what the red arrow is pointed towards.


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RE: Is there a word for this piece of a door?

That would be called an " astragal".


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RE: Is there a word for this piece of a door?

Thank you so much, Millworkman. I googled Astragal, and that's it exactly.


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RE: Is there a word for this piece of a door?

The internet is an amazing thing.

I learn something new everyday.


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