The other doorways, probably about forty to fifty years later, are enriched with bas-reliefs, landscapes, figures and elaborate interlaced borders. In the Renaissance period the Italian doors are quite simple, their architects trusting extra to the doorways for impact; but in France and Germany the contrary is the case, the doorways being elaborately carved, especially in the Louis XIV and Louis XV durations, and generally with architectural options corresponding to columns and entablatures with pediment and niches, the doorway being in plain masonry. While in Italy the tendency was to offer scale by rising the variety of panels, in France the opposite appears to have been the rule; and one of the nice doorways at Fontainebleau, which is in two leaves, is entirely carried out as if consisting of one nice panel only. The doorways of the mosques in Cairo were of two sorts; these which, externally, had been cased with sheets of bronze or iron, cut out in ornamental patterns, and incised or inlaid, with bosses in reduction; and those in wood, which had been framed with interlaced designs of the square and diamond, this latter description of work being Coptic in its origin. The doorways of the palace at Palermo, which had been made by Saracenic workmen for the Normans, are fine examples and in good preservation.
Remove the previous door from the jamb. Use a cordless gun to unscrew the hinges from the jamb. Leave the hinges on the door. Place the door with the outside facet … Read More