Posts Tagged ‘doors’

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Posted: March 24, 2011 in Living room
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Every kid wants cool gadgets growing up, Stiletto and I included. Who in our generation has not lusted after Data’s oil squirting Nikes in The Goonies, and Matt Tracker’s entire M.A.S.K arsenal buried under Boulder Hill.

Now, thanks to advances in modern science, mass production, and a little bit of money, we can all relive those fond childhood memories, and so can you too! Here’s how you can have your very own biometric door…

Step 1: Identify one old, weathered lockset

Step 2: Find a highly skilled Malaysian door specialist

Step 3: Get rid of the ugly bronze stuff

Step 4: Procure new lockset, preferably a high tech looking one (love the cheesy slogan on the box btw. Now I feel like I have my very own HAL 9000)

Step 5: Enjoy the feeling of one less key in the pocket…

In all seriousness, we got this so that we can nip down to the coffee shop or mail box without bringing our keys.

This is a Samsung SHS5230, which is one of the few models with a manual override key. I believe Yale/Gateman has one as well, but that costs about 60% more. We got ours from Interlock, a parallel importer, so the pricing was pretty competitive.

We <3 Glass

Posted: January 11, 2011 in Main
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The only two doors (besides the main door) that we have in the entire house were installed today.

Someone must have cleaned up the place because this was pasted right at the door.

We went with clear glass for both doors, to maximize the light we have.

Here’s the bathroom door open and below, closed. The sliding track used here has an integrated pelmet, and is nicely finished in brushed metal. We specified circular cut-outs instead of door handles, to keep things clean.

To everyone out there who is coming to visit, don’t say we didn’t warn you. Until we get down to buying blinds, it might be a good idea to take that dump before coming over… 🙂

The sliding door to the bedroom. This is a much wider and heavier door. It’s installed with a standard track here because we’ll be covering the entire wall with shelving.

View from the bedroom. I really hope the cat doesn’t shatter this door. She’s hyperactive, and bouncing off walls is something we actually see her do quite often.

Close up of the track.

Wide angle shot from the living room. Once the shelf goes in, nothing will be visible except the doorway.