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Subject: Wooden door

Wooden door

From: J. Bryan Blundell <jbb<-a>
Date: Monday, March 10, 2008
Christine Smith <consartpap [at] earthlink__net> writes

>This query is posted on behalf of someone who does not read the
>List.  He owns a home in a small, very old town in Abruzzo, Italy.
>The entrance to the house is a two-leaf paneled wood door, which
>townspeople believe to be about 300 years old.  The identity of the
>unfinished wood is unknown, but believed to be hardwood.  The door
>leaves swing on old iron hinges, and there is no other hardware
>(i.e. no lock or handles).  Although the door is very weathered and
>some stiles and rails have eroded as people gripped them like
>handles, the wood appears to be sound.
>
>What recommendations do readers of the DistList have for cleaning
>the door of dirt? ...

If the door has survived 300 years and is functional, why do
anything? Changing it's condition may lead to problems. Is there a
good reason for cleaning it?  Or is it just someone's personal
aesthetics. From what you wrote, it seems that the door is doing
very well for 300 years old.

Bryan Blundell
Dell Corporation
PO Box 1462
Rockville, MD 20849
301-279-2612


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