Originally Posted by BuSmith
Hey yo! I'm trying to think of a way to put full height doors between my bathroom and kitchen/bedroom. Problem is the door is in the middle of ceiling arch and I can't think of a way to make a full height door without a head bumper of a frame or track.
I've been thinking of sliding doors and the like but can't come up with a way to avoid a 4" ish head bumper in the crown of the roof, either as a jam or a track.
Anybody seen any novel ideas there? Any advice from out of the box?
I built myself into this problem a couple of times in my bus.
Simply because I wanted to save a Douglas Fir door from being trash or reused where it wouldn't be seen.
This door is at the front right behind the driver and crosses the aisle to meet the safety bulkhead that is at the front of the row of seats on the passenger side.
That let me build 2 solid posts for the door to be mounted. Somehow it turned out very sturdy to hang the door.
This meant I could cut the door now to size. Some of the bottom, some off parts of the top till it swung 90 degrees open. Took some figuring but I put the door frame off centre of the aisle a few inches toward the driver side of the bus. This let me get the most height out of the door and benefit from its 3 panes of opaque glass at eye level.
It fits tight to my rough floor for now and would take a tidal wave of stuff to break it down, in say a "catastrophic event." Me, unable to stop!
So I didn't end up with a bulkhead bumper, but rather a filler piece thaat when the door is closed from the cabin, looks as one piece.
I have the wood for it from the bottom of the door but needed a heavy duty bandsaw to cut it properly. I put it off.
Turns out one of my neighbours has just the saw. We also found out we even went to the same high school, talk about a small world.
May have some pics if I find time.