How to hinge a round hobbit door?

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Forum topic by dmoney posted 04-24-2010 04:19 AM 32533 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-24-2010 04:19 AM

A round door would look cool on anything from a birdhouse to an actual life-size door.

Remember the round doors on the hobbit-holes from Lord of the Rings?

Any ideas of how to hinge it?

Here is one I found from searching on the web.

-- Derek, Iowa

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#1 posted 04-24-2010 08:28 AM

That single massive hinge looks like thet way to go to me .

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 04-24-2010 10:12 AM

Johan refurbished a house in the Lord of the Rings theme. His hobbit door is here and shows the hinges clearly.

Johan’s work is fantastic

-- I may be schizophrenic, but at least I have each other.

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#3 posted 04-24-2010 04:24 PM

Look at the front of an steam locomotive ( pre streamliner ) Or a ship water tight door. Could also make an inside hinge hidden from sight from at least one side, but usually will take up a massive amount of space without a huge pile of engineering and construction.

-- That was not wormy wood when I started working on it.

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#4 posted 10-29-2013 03:36 AM

Hello Mr Johan, I was wondering if you would build the hobbit door for us. If you do, how much will it cost ?
If you don’t, would you sell us the blue prints and specifications ? Thank you for your time.
My e-mail is Phone number is 435 789 5905

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#5 posted 10-29-2013 03:53 AM

mona1, you do realixe this thread is almost four years old and Johan lives in South Africa. If you still really want to contact him to contract a door, or to try to buy his plans, it’s probably best to PM him and not post your info in a public forum. Just saying, you never know who’s going to use it.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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