08:40AM | 07/24/07
Member Since: 07/31/05
22 lifetime posts
Hello -

I am hoping someone can help me locate a specific type of exterior door. I remember seeing this type of door on an older home (1970's) back in my hometown but I haven't seen another one ever since.

The door is a solid, exterior door that has a rectangular, framed screen in the middle of it. On the inside of the door are several (maybe 10) small, cross rectangular glass plates that when a lever is pulled, they tilt inward and allow the breeze to blow through the screen and enter the house. The glass plates are louvered and kind of operate like a window blind.

In any case, I hope I described this well enough for someone to know what I am talking about as well as tell me where I could locate one if they're still being made.

Thanks for any information and help!



06:41PM | 07/25/07
Member Since: 03/18/07
12 lifetime posts
I replace them from time to time and most of them still work. I am not aware of a vendor that still makes them.


02:26AM | 07/26/07
Member Since: 07/31/05
22 lifetime posts
I appreciate the info. Very helpful!!!

Thanks again!


03:20PM | 08/12/07
Member Since: 08/11/07
1 lifetime posts

is a website with information about jalousie windows, popular in the 1950s. I think this is the kind of door you are looking for. It was more for solid porches -- more substantial than a screen door. It is not very secure as a standard house door.


04:48PM | 08/12/07
Member Since: 07/31/05
22 lifetime posts
Thank you for the information! Based on the replies I've received, I'm going to look for another option. Thank you all for your much appreciated help!


Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.


type the code from the image


Post_new_button or Login_button

Colorful, useful, and fun, these tire planters form the foundation for a delightful container garden. Just spray-paint old... Reused steel windows create an eye-catching splashguard in this walk-in shower. The vintage factory windows bring an inter... A galvanized steel tub is a surprising but charming fixture in this bright and breezy screened patio. It's perfect for was... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... If you lack plumbing skills but have a good sturdy tree, here's the easiest outdoor shower solution of all: Simply attach... Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... How do you like this smart use for an old bottle? Clamp an empty wine bottle to a fence or wall near your outdoor deck or ... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... In this urban apartment, a standard-issue patio became a serene and green perch by replacing the typical concrete with gro... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon