Antique Glass Door Knobs - Nostalgic Yet Stylish Touch For Your Home Interior
Antique glass door knobs will likely be an essential accessories and rather significant to enhance the process of pretty much any makeover in any door of your room in your home. By bringing these items and together with careful and appropriate installation, they can accomplish the transformation of your doors into style that appears to be more elegance and nostalgic. In truth of the matter, they can even be considered as the finalized touch of fulfillment and satisfaction in completing your home remodeling especially the interior. The attributes that arise and shine from antique glass door knobs are mostly because of the brightness of glass tints that stimulate the looks. The significance can be valued mostly on how the cut was finished and how delicate the crystals were carefully trimmed.
It is no doubt of the fact that all those antique glass door knobs are longing by those who realize on how to value and appreciate them. They can easily go at certain exyent to establish a period look to your door recreation and offer a sight of heritage that comes together. You will also amaze by witnessing that these minor door hardware can be a very nice and collectible items.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I seal out draft in door jam?
I have an exterior metal patio door with front glass panel that is super drafty (no storm door). I live in a townhouse that was built 5 years ago. (I live in MO and we are having a bad cold snap this whole week.) The builder did a poor job installing all the door and windows (Cheap labor was used and they made no effort to seal anything up tightly). I have a major air drafts on both sides of my only patio door (especially along door jam from top to bottom.) What do I use to seal up gap on the sides of the door? There is a noticeable gap running from top of door to bottom on both sides but especially on the left side where the door knob is. All I see on internet are those lame foam or bead things you lay across bottom of door to block drafts but I don't see anything for the left and right sides of the door to put in the door jam area. I don't know about plastic sheeting. I want to be able to open and close my patio door on occasion sometimes even in winter. I am probably going to have to replace entire wood door frame already this spring. There is major wood peeling and rotting going on in wooden door jam area and the little rubber sealer doesn't do anything. When I tug on the foam, rubbery seal thing running along the door frame, I can peak in where it meets door frame and already see some rotting inside there. I can see a lot of light on each side of door and major air is coming through right now. What can I do to keep out air on the sides of the exterior patio door? Up until now I have been hesitant to put in a storm door as that would mean also replacing the metal patio door itself since it would look weird to have a storm door in front of a metal patio door with a large top to bottom glass panel. I would basically be looking at replacing the patio door, the wooden door frame and adding a storm door which I am sure will be hugely expensive for somebody like me that in single and only makes /hour. But just to get me thru rest of winter, I need to seal up these gaps running along the sides of patio door. any advice?
Try the hardware store, see if they carry a flap that would go on the side that dont move and I'm sure they would help you better
How do I fill in a big hole in an old door where a lock used to be?
Okay, so here's the story: I live in an old house, about 100 years old, and all the doors are the solid wood kind, but a few years ago we got into some financial trouble and had to rent some rooms to keep the house, to do so we had to make some modifications by installing new locks on a few doors. Since the doors had the old glass knobs and mortise locks, some lazy a** decided to just drill a 2-3" hole above the existing fixture to add a new type of lock (the brass kind you buy at home depot in the clamshell packaging, you know what I mean?) on about 3 interior doors, and the front door.
Now it's a few years later and we no longer need to rent the rooms, so we don't need the extra locks anymore and I want to put things back the way they were, the problem is that if I take the locks off, there will be this huge hole in the door and since they're 100 years old and very sentimental (my family has lived here for about 70 years) replacing the door is not an option. Is there some way to fill in the holes with some kind of wood/putty/spackle and then just paint over it?
Also I don't mind repainting the doors inside to cover up the fix, but is there someway to restore the front door, since it's stained and not painted? Or if I take the lock away and fill it in somehow, will it be really obvious? Do you think there's a way to blend it in with the existing wood grain?
I appreciate the help, this means a lot to me.
Wow, thanks everybody! I've never had much success with Yahoo answers until now, mostly sarcastic one-liners so I didn't expect much, and certainly not so soon, but you guys have some great ideas! From what I gather, the painted doors shouldn't pose much of a problem now, and I'll look into a few other solutions for the front door, the metal plate idea sounds good if nothing else, though I have the time, patience, and creativity to just possibly re-create the grain/finish, I'll have to see what I can do... Also, sorry I can't really choose a 'best answer' since most of them are pretty good in their own regard!
Again, thank you all very much!
Filling that big of a hole with putty and staining it to match the door will be really challenging.
You might get lucky and make it look close to original. Try it, you could always remove the putty. Mix a small batch of the putty and try blending stain until it is close. You must allow the putty and stain to dry completely before comparing to the door.
Otherwise find a plate that is a close match to some of the hardware on the door. Look at the metal around the knob, on the hinges and on the latch. Maybe take a photo.
Now go to rummage sales and antique shops looking for a metal plate that you could fasten to the side that is stained. That will cover the hole and with some luck you can make it look like a deadbolt lock or just leave it blank.
It sounds as if the person didn't have permission to drill the doors. You might file a claim in small claims court for damages. I guarantee if you hire a professional antique re-finisher it will run into the hundreds, maybe thousands of $$$.