Selected Reading on Wood Doors

Procedure code:
820001R
Source:
Preservation Technology Source Book
Division:
Doors and Windows
Section:
Wood & Plastic Doors
Last Modified:
08/15/2016

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This standard includes a listing of some known sources that may be referenced for additional information on specific issues relating to this subject.

Articles/Papers

  • Eisenberg, Donna T. "Identifying Wood Rot." Building Renovation, November/December 1993, pp. 35-39.
  • Kahn, Eve M. "The Wood Door Triumphant", and "Wood Doors Sourcelist." Traditional Building, May/June 1990, Vol. 3, No. 3, pp. 7-19.
  • Poore, Patricia & Jonathan. "Repairing Top-Hung Pocket Doors." The Old-House Journal, July 1983, pp. 115, 128- 129.
  • ________. "(The) Trouble with Pocket Doors." The Old-House Journal, May 1983, pp. 79, 90-92.
  • Poore, Jonathan. "How to Fix Old Doors." The Old-House .
  • Journal, June 1986, pp. 222-227.
  • ________. "Weatherstripping Entry Doors." The Old-House Journal, December 1986, pp. 470-471.
  • Schiller, Barbara. "Repairing a Golden Oak Door." The Old- House Journal, January 1980, pp. 9-10.
  • Technical Staff, OHJ. "Painting Doors & Windows." The Old- House Journal, December 1980, p. 201.
  • Technical Staff, TB. "Enter: The Door." Traditional mBuilding, May/June 1994, Vol. 7, No. 3, pp. 41-47.
  • ________. "Opening the Door Market." Traditional Building, March/April 1992, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 30-43.
  • ________. "Wood Doors and Entries", and "Wood Doors Sourcelist." Traditional Building, March/April 1993, Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 39-50.

Books

  • Belle, John, John R. Hoke, and Stephen A. Kliment, eds. Traditional Details for Building Restoration, Renovation, and Rehabilitation; From the 1932-1951 Editions of "Architectural Graphic Standards". New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1991.

Other References

  • Avrami, Erica C. "Preserving Wood Features in Historic Buildings: An Annotated Bibliography." Washington, D.C.: Preservation Assistance Division, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior; and, Murfreesboro, TN: Middle Tennessee State University, 1993.
Last Reviewed: 2017-08-13