Tarditional Cottage doors are made up of boards and bracers or cross ledges but more modern construction ahs seen this all but dissapear, the quantity of lining boards will vary dependant on the door width chosen but anything between four to six in number is the norm.
The lining boards should be wide but in the more modern construction they are made much narrower to afford greater stabilty and avoid twisting or warping, having said that doors can look better when the baords are slightly "knarled"..... it adds character, the traditional door would be hung on pins and strap hinges but most if not all external Cottage doors are hung on traditional high quality "butt" hinges.
Interior Cottage doors are often (even today) hung on old style "T" hinges. The latches for the interior door version can be the Norfolk or Suffolk type or of wood with draw strings, lots of Cottage doors are part-glazed but this could be avoided within the doors if doing a house conversion by putting in windows when more light is needed. Stable doors, in two sections, are convincing if properly detailed and there are numerous veriosn within our site and in fact there is a dedicated category for this typ of Cottage door.
The cottage doors have been one of the most popular doors in the UK for a number of years evidenced by the range of oak Cottage doors, hardwood Cottage doors or Cottage doors that are white primed and ready to paint.
The range of sizes for Cottage doors can vary from 1981x762mm, 1981x838mm, 2032x813mm, 2085x865mm and lastly the largest Cottage door size is 2135x915mm, the options for construction is dowel or mortice and tenon with the latter being the more traditional method and which is generally slightly more expensive.
The ideal use for this door is for the more traditional home but can also provide an aestetically pleasing finish to a more modern home, it really comes down to personal choice and nothing should disuade you from doing what you want.
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