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stradt03 12-27-2012 08:04 PM

Old farm house door
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Hi all, I'm at my brother in laws house (built in 1906) and there is this interior door with holes drilled in the kick plate. It is driving me nuts trying to figure out what the purpose of the holes are. Any ideas??


chitownken 12-27-2012 08:37 PM

Is the cold air return in either of the rooms separated by the door? Holes could be to allow airflow when the door is closed.

woodworkbykirk 12-27-2012 08:40 PM

thats the only logical reason to be honest.. if you try to put something over it , that will be too noticable.. just buy a new door

stradt03 12-27-2012 10:24 PM

The other side of the door are the stairs to the second floor. I looked around upstairs and there are at least 2 cold air returns up there. I was hoping for some old cool reason for the holes.

Windows on Wash 12-27-2012 10:51 PM

Air flow balance in all likelihood.

Another example of older construction being smarter than newer construction.

epson 12-27-2012 11:07 PM

Yes it was made for air circulation.

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