Carpenters/Woodworkers/ Saloon, Cafe Door Question

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  1. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    http://salooncafedoors.com/



    http://www.swingingcafedoors.com/servlet/the-45/Double-Arch-Cafe-Saloon/Detail

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    anyone know where i can find these types of doors..cheap? [​IMG]
    I need SOME type of door to put in my kitchen doorway...
    Heres the issue..My Saint bernards sleep in the kitchen..and i have my kitchen baby gated off...so they cant roam the house at night or when we are not home.
    But.. my female, Daisy, has learned to jump the baby gate.... i cant raise the baby gate higher either..cause then she'll be able to crawl UNDER the gate...
    Its gotten to the point that we have to hook an ugly car cargo net across the top of the gate.... so she cant jump it.
    Were looking for some kind of half door that she cant jump over..and that swings on hinges.
    Anyone have any ideas?
    Could we just buy real tall wooden window shutters and put swing hinges on them and do it that way? Or would that look tacky?.... (cant be any tackier than a cargo net though..[​IMG]..)
    Heeelp...

    Would Lowes/Home Depot carry anything like this?
     
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  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Red, I can out-tacky you any day, with one wing tied behind my back and pinless peepers in place. [​IMG]

    We fostered a Dobie, who's #1 goal in life was to kill the 3 cats. We designated the kitchen and keeping room as her areas. We put up a screen door between that area and the rest of the house. The house is old, so I found an old wood screen door, replaced the rusty screen, added some expanded metal grates to the bottom half, painted it a very tasteful black and DONE. She's long gone, but the door remains for separating the beasties when needed.

    BTW, the screen door? I found it next to the dumpster in a K-Mart parking lot! [​IMG]
     
  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    [​IMG] No lie! Hubby mentioned a screen door too!

    My idea was the big window shutters.. [​IMG]
     
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    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    What I like is that doesn't block air circulation.


    Ranchy - never leaves home without a tape measure.
     
  5. perolane

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    How about just a regular door cut in half so that top & bottom open/close seperately.....sorta like a horse stall door...actually the bottom would be a little taller than the top. You could leave the top open when you're home & shut the top when you're away. These cheap interior doors are available at Lowes, etc...4 hinges, 2 bolt latches, then paint/stain to match the color in your home.
     
  6. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:OOOh... good idea! I'll run it by hubby! [​IMG]
    How would we make the "cut" part of the door look finished though?? Just sand and paint it? But then you'll have a gap where you sanded when the doors shut, wont you??
     
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    quercus21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Me & My Peeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You need to make sure it's a solid core door, otherwise when you cut it down to size your going to just have 2 layers. You could get some shutters from Lowes and some double action hinges. Chances are though that it wont stop a dog. Their just going to push right through it anyways.
     
  10. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Me & My Peeps :

    Quote:You need to make sure it's a solid core door, otherwise when you cut it down to size your going to just have 2 layers. You could get some shutters from Lowes and some double action hinges. Chances are though that it wont stop a dog. Their just going to push right through it anyways.

    Drat!! Phooey!
    I dont think she will push through it.. i'll have it latched... shes pretty good about not pushing "through" things... she just likes to "jump" them...
    Shes my problem child... [​IMG]


    Now hes thinking of getting a wood door and just cutting it in half..or 3/4 high(high enough so she cant jump it).... and leaving the top off the door..
    LOL... god help me...​
     

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