Not sure if this is considered a woodworking problem but here
goes. We installed French Doors in our livingroom. The stiles are
only 3 and one half inches in width. As a result we cannot find
hardware that will fit the doors without the back plate of the
doorhandle protuding slightly past the wood stile and covering the
glass by about 1/4 of an inch. A 2 and 3/8 inch backset is too
long. Hope this makes some sense. My wife prefers a brass handle
type as opposed to a door knob. Can someone suggest a dealer or
website where we could find some specialized hardware to accommodate
our problem? We live in the eastern part of Canada but close to the
U.S. Thank you. Bob mcK. email@example.com
Most that I'm familiar with are made with the standard 2 3/8" backset.
Going from memory from a long time ago, that was not always the case.
If this is not suitable, talk to a locksmith. they would know what is
available on special order or perhaps an antique set with the old mortise
I AM a locksmith... and they ARE available but are a pure pain
I believe the BS is 1 3/4". I ALSO personally have never had to
get any, however...
talk to the speciality door hardware places around IF you got
one, second would be the OLDEST locksmith shop thats near-this is
a case where you need the guy with the store front...
if that dont work... there is a newsgroup... alt.locksmithing...
search on google in THAT newsgroup for narrow backset locks-that
problem HAS been discussed there before.
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