Can you make
any door a swinging door?
The short answer is no, not all doors can be made into a swinging door. Here are the reasons and tips for finding the best swinging doors. Now that you have researched and decided that a swinging door is the best option for your opening. Here is how to choose the best swinging door for your application.
When modifying an existing door, there are several things that you need to ensure that the door will work as a swinging door. Let s discuss the best door options for swinging doors.
There is a wide selection of double action swinging hardware. Each piece of hardware will require different gaps for single or double swinging doors. If you are modifying a solid wood door, make sure that the hardware can be installed with a standard size door. Since most doors are meant for butt hinges, which have different clearances than double action hinges, finding the perfect-sized door is quite hard. Solid doors could be trimmed to accommodate the hinges, but this will not work for all applications.
Sizing of the Door
There is a wide selection of double action swinging hardware. Each piece of hardware will require different gaps for single or double swinging doors. If you are modifying a solid wood door, make sure that the hardware can be installed with a standard size door. Since most doors are meant for butt hinges, which have different clearances than double action hinges, finding the perfect sized door is quite hard.
Why Custom Swinging Doors are a must?
Starting with your finished opening width and height. A custom swinging door can be made to ensure a perfect fit with the hardware you select. The solid wood custom door will be made with your selected hardware to fit perfectly in your exact door opening size.
1. Strong Durable Doors
The solid wood construction will ensure the doors are strong and durable for the swinging action of the hardware. Most swinging doors are going to be the standard 1-3/8 thick doors. The hardware can be mounted to solid wood without any issue.
2. Proper Hinges
Swinging hinges come in a variety of designs and finishes. Are you looking for a hold-open feature or a non-hold open feature. A hold-open feature will still allow the doors to swing in both directions but will hold open in both directions at around 90 degrees. Spring hinges will use a spring to return the doors to the center, while gravity hinges use gravity to pull the doors to the center.
3. Exact Sizing
We suggest you determine the right hinge to make sure that you have the correct door sizing. Each piece of hardware will have different gaps for swinging doors. If you are selecting a single swinging door vs a double swinging door that will also determine different gaps. With your complete door design, selecting the hardware will make the final determination for your door sizing. You can use an existing door frame or install a new door frame. Make sure to measure your exact door opening size to ensure the best possible fit.
Tips for Finding the Best Swinging Doors
Whether you are looking for saloon style doors or a full-length swinging door, Swinging Caf Doors offers a wide variety of door designs, and hardware, plus offers free shipping. These doors are high quality, and made in the USA swinging doors. Shop and compare to your wide range of door options.