The House That Jack Built – The French Connection

Unfinished Pine French Closet Door

We considered three very different door systems for our laundry closet; the bi-fold door, the  pocket door, and the French door.  We choose the latter.

The French door closet latch system has a spring loaded ball mounted on the top of the door.  When the door is closed, the spring compresses as the ball hits the striker plate (mounted on the door frame).  When the ball intersects the concave area in the plate, the spring is released,  pushing the ball up, latching the door.


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Down in my basement, lined neatly on a shelf are handwritten notebooks chronicling my life. After years of writing, the experience became more of a burden then an important part of my day so I quit writing. Five years later I took up writing again. This time it was in the form of a blog which gave me a place to hang out after I lost my job. From there my blog content morphed into writing about my general contractor experience building our house. As my life experiences grew so did my blog.

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