We get some unique door requests here at Indigo Enterprises NW. One of the latest trends is to mount a large vertical door handle to the door. While this looks great and feels great it doesn’t provide an active mechanism to keep your door closed. A deadbolt, which is great for security, isn’t what you want to lock and unlock every time you come through the door.
You can use spring loaded hinges but over time they wear on the door and surroundings. Not to mention they can be dangerous for small kids and animals.
With a little extra work and some planning you can install a pneumatic concealed door closer. Unlike bulky commercial closers that are unsightly and mount on the face of the door or top of the jamb, this pneumatic cylinder is hidden above the jamb in the door header.
Here are some shots of the door being prepped in the shop. The top of the door slab and the door jamb have to be custom mortised to accept the hardware. The instructions for this unit were good and the machining on the hardware was clean…this made for an easy install.
Indigo Enterprises Northwest is a Whatcom County based construction company, specializing in building custom homes and remodels.