TERMINOLOGY — WOOD ENTRY DOORS

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Glossary

list of door components and corresponding definitions that might help in your research and planning.

Term Definition
Backset

A measure of the horizontal distance from a lock face to the center of the keyhole or cylinder. Measured from the center of the lock edge for a beveled front, and from the lower step of the lock face for a rabbeted front.

BEADING

The mouldings that surround a panel in a solid door, or a pane of glass in a door.

Bevel Of Door

The angle of a door's edge to the outer surface of its stile. The typical bevel is 1/8" in 2".

Beveled Glass

Glass which has had the edge of one face ground down at an angle along the perimeter in order to create a better fit.

BI-FOLD

These are doors that fold together as they open to save space, using a tracking system that enables the door to slide into position. Bi-folds are particularly suitable for smaller spaces and can also be installed as a pair to create a room divider.

Bored Lock

A tubular or cylindrical lock placed into a door via a bored opening.

Brickmould

A mould around the outside of a door's frame.

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