18 December 2010

I'll never look at pocket doors the same way


I was never a big Star Trek fan. I know, I know, that's some kind of blasphemy. Anyhow, I may not have thought much of the show, but I loved the doors that the original Starship Enterprise had.

They were so cool and now somebody's gone and converted them for use in the home.




The only thing missing is the oh so satisfying whoosh sound from the original TV show.

10 comments:

  1. I love pocket doors I have a couple in my home built in 1955

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  2. I love 'em too but an air-powered one would be the coolest thing ever. All this thing needs to make it so cool I can't stand it is a motion detector.

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  3. I always think they look cool too and come in handy in small space designs where there's no room for a door swing. They're great until they start skrewing up like falling off the tracks or getting stuck all the time which happens in older houses when hardware starts getting old and foundations settle. What happens when the timing starts to go with that air powered one? That guy better pay attention or he's going to get his ears boxed!

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  4. Avoiding ear boxing is another reason to install a motion sensor. And why all the concern about breakdowns? Everybody knows that complicated machinery never breaks down once it's built into a wall.

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  5. Ok... I'll concede that nothing YOU ever build into a wall will break down. Me, on the other hand... well it's a good thing they don't let me touch power tools!

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  6. I thought that maybe the air from the vent came out of the other room so you could lock people in it with only a small amount of air and then disable the switch in the hidden panel like an evil overlord in a James Bond movie. That would be a really fun door.

    Personally, I love my pocket doors from the early part of the century. Only one is a little broken as it has no 'stop' and will run from one side of the living room to the next, which is just asking for a door to fall on someone. And if you think that the kids are the only ones who can't figure that out you are wrong, wrong, wrong.

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  7. Recall when the pocket doors broke down, you could get through as a "shape shifter" by sliding under the door, per the Star Trek "Deep Space Nine" Series.

    Kirk was long gone through a black hole in the Universe by that time. But I still remember the sound of those doors and wondering, "how do the stage hands move those doors so fast?"

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  8. Pam: I was being facetious of course. With my luck I'd end up getting sued. Gimmicks make people cranky and litigious, ever notice that?

    Kathleen: I love your original idea. A Star Trek door as torture chamber. Cool!

    Mark: I think the Kraftmaid booth needs to be outfitted with these doors...

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  9. I think I've just developed a serious case of door envy. Maybe now I'll finally be able to convince Brian to install pocket doors in the LR and DR entries!

    BTW, I'm not a Star Trek fan either.

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  10. It's perfect! Your husband loves a project and I can't think of a better one. Your dogs would flip out though.

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