Category Archives: Doors

Access vs Safety 2

There’s an access door to the crawl space. That’s fine.

Insurance says there needs to be a bannister on those stairs. Ok, up it goes. But now we can’t open the access door.

The “creative” solution? Pull out your saw and rip a rough diagonal across the door! Nice of them to start their cut from a 1″ hole drilled in the middle too, so you have a way to string your extension cord through and still close the door. I’m sure that’s plenty safe!

Access vs Safety

Obviously there’s nothing important behind that door, and the safety guy says we need a banister on the stairs.

I mean, if you *really* need to get in you can just pop the hinges, pull the door off, and climb over the rail, right?

Faulty installation

Hmmm. My door won’t close unless I turn the handle.

And the door doesn’t stay closed.

An easy mistake to make (who has installed more than 5 door handles and hasn’t done this at least once?) and easy to fix.

Photo courtesy of Marc R.

Faulty hardware installation

The handle should be installed the other way.

Hopefully someone got a good laugh at themselves and reinstalled correctly.

    Creative door

    Ok, this one is definitely displaying out-of-the-box creativity. I don’t know if I should laugh or be impressed!

    I’m not sure how well the latching mechanism will work, or whether the door’s structural integrity will stand up to the test of time. But it’s certainly an interesting solution!

    Maybe they should have just planned the layout a little better!

    Barn Door

    Just in case you aren’t familiar with barn doors, it is supposed to open by rolling along the track at the top. Problem being that the wall takes a hard turn, and I doubt those wheels pivot. Even if they do it’s going to be awkward to open and close.

    How to annoy your OCD neighbor

    Door frame is normal, but door is built such that it's about 20 degrees counter clockwise.  (fits the frame correctly)

    The Worst “Tiny House” (so far)

    Regrettable Home of the Year, 2021

    Here’s a look at THE VERY WORST tiny house that I’ve not only seen in person, but had the “thrill” of spending a night in. When I say “thrill” I mean “the place was so shady and poorly build that it was hard to sleep…

    From Derek Diedricksen who posted this on his blog

    He continues…

    “We literally considered not sleeping in the space- especially when a small storm came through at night and we could see the wind slowly moving the cabin walls back and forth. YES, I talked to the renter/owner afterwards and warned him, ‘You’re gonna kill somebody with this place at some point’.” 

    “So ladies and gentlemen, here it is- THE WORST TINY HOUSE I’VE EVER SEEN! “

    It is truly frightening. From the roof to the ground (where the roof will likely end up soon if it isn’t already there), there’s not much good you can say about any of it. As Derek points out, the wall art probably has more structural integrity than the wall it’s hanging on!

    This one covers more categories of regret than any previous post. It’s just that bad!

    Toilets and Doors

    They just don’t get along.

    But there’s a solution for that!

    Door fitting

    Something about this doesn’t say ‘quality craftsmanship’.


    Maybe it’s for otherwise normal sized people who happen to have VERY short legs!