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Two Door Knobs 2
Add an additional door knob above the first for door opening purposes
In my current habitation arrangements, I have learned several
lessons. One of the more surprising things is my
perverse and unimaginative view of the role door knobs. I've
been using door knobs for the following:
1. Opening doors
2. Closing doors
Sometimes the two are combined
into one smooth, neigh,
3. Opening and closing a door
My better half on the other hand has assigned a near infinite
functional diversity on the item I considered so mundane. It's
main role, apparently, is storage. Tracing a path through the
house, on the back of the front door we have a hair tie, work
& scarf, next door: purse, medium shopping bag with
miscellaneous knick-knack inside, next door: small lunch
another hair tie (x2, both sides), next door: another hair tie,
this one large & satiny & bag containing smaller bags.
hanging thing for cat to scratch (doesn't) & (other side) hair
and one of my neck ties that I distinctly remember carefully
throwing on a dressing table last month. And so on.
In the storage role, the door knob clearly excels, however, it
does make using the door as a door quite difficult. So, the
solution. I've noticed that above the door knob, is a space. In
this space, a functional door knob could be fitted. The knob
should be designed as a gentle cone shape sloping away from
the door so that it's physically impossible to hang anything on
without it sliding off. The knob can have a slightly grippy
surface, or ridges perpendicular to the door for ease of hand
grip so long as the average cardigan cannot find sufficient
There, now we can open & close the doors again. Now, to
expand the gap behind the door so that it opens fully despite
the fact the vacuum is now apparently stored there.
Ring pull, flush mounted
You *could* hang stuff from this one if you really wanted to, I guess. [a1, Jan 04 2022]
||You really only need to PULL - doors being easy to push shut
ignoring the knob in most cases. Flush-mounted door pulls
that you can't easily hang things from are pretty well baked.
||The door handle could be a straight rod angled outwards and downwards at 45° which would be turned through 45° to unlatch the door. Impossible to hang anything from yet ergonomically functional for pulling, pushing and unlatching.
||The rest of the surfaces of both sides of the doorcould be fitted with coat hooks.
||//Sometimes the two are combined into one smooth, neigh, balletic action://
||Cover the entire door with shelves. Fill the shelves with books.
Connect one of the books to a lever which opens the door.
Cover the rest of the wall with bookshelves too, so it blends
nicely. Stay in the room and read the books.
||Now we have a door that's all, "Wow, heavy door, better lean
into this one, oh, it's moving. Oh, stop, stop, STOOOOP! now
the books are everywhere!"