Don't really know why or what it is about them, but old doors get me every time. I'm such a sucker. My neighbor got a new front door, and took his old one out front by the side of the road with a free sign on it. Guess who picked up that bad boy? Yours truly. This is what it looks like currently:
Okay not a whole lot to look at BUT she does have potential, does she not? I just love it. I guess it's the History teacher in me. I think of all the work that went into making a door like this. Then I think about the lumber industry and the Industrial Revolution back in the late 1800-early 1900s (my favorite era of US history) and how many things we used to make here in this country and ahh....I could go on and on. But anyway, getting back to doors...I have quite the collection going on around my house. We bought these doors off of someone who was tearing their house down.
|Look at the detail. My heart just skipped a beat.|
|Don't knock it--this puppy is going to be a closet door some day. (At least I hope it is.)|
And my favorite one that we currently have is actually being stored in my in-laws' barn. We didn't have the space for it at our house. Oh and how I love that one! Let's just say that some day it'll look something like this:
Or like these:
Now can you see my excitement for doors? See what potential they have? Talk about the conversation-piece in the room! Feel the love, people. So when it comes time for a new door, try the salvage route. You can't find anything quite like them at Home Depot...unless you can afford to pay an arm and a leg. And just think about our forefathers who many times did give an arm or a leg or even their life getting the lumber to make that door.
There's your history lesson for today, boys and girls. Class dismissed.