Just Build It

I’ve always fancied a really unique internal door. But do you think I can find anyone to build what I have in mind? I’ve asked a handful of different door specialists, and they’re all like, that’s not a door. Well, it clearly is a door, because it connects two spaces and can also be closed off to form a barrier. What more do you want for something to qualify as a door? Do they think I’m in the business of buying doors that aren’t really doors? 

At this rate, I’m going too need to look at building this thing myself. I wouldn’t know where to begin with the actual construction, but I can see the design in my mind’s eye. It’s really not that hard to grasp. Maybe if I drew it up, and people could see the unique folding motion of the timber panels… also, though, drawing is not my strong suit. Still, the challenge remains: I need to figure out how to communicate my vision so that someone else can grasp it. 

Maybe I’d have more luck by speaking to some timber window installers. Melbourne seems to be a slightly more experimental with windows than with doors, and maybe they’d more receptive to my idea. Then again, now that I think about it, they’d probably be the same businesses I called about the doors. If you do one, you’d surely offer the other, right? Unfortunately, that brings me back to square one. 

It did occur to me that, instead of using wood as I’d envisaged, the thing could be constructed out of aluminium. Door replacement, I’m told, can sometimes be simpler with metal components than it is with timber. God knows why that would be, or if it’s even true, but I’m willing to try anything at this point. I’m determined to crack the code of how to get this thing built.