I'm not sure if this project will make it onto the project roll call as it doesn't quite fit in with the rest of the work. I mostly think the majority of visitors will just see a boring door and not pay it much thought. And that's fine. I think a good door should be a background piece, no provocation for the most part. Beyond whatever level of ornament, a good door opens and closes with a smooth travel. It closes with a thud, sturdy. The hardware is smooth and dignified. One notices a door when it sticks, requires a shoulder and a foot to push it closed, announces usage with squeaks and let's the cold air in via less than visible means.
This was a hard project with a lot on the line. I thank Mr. Bill Watson for sticking with me through some revisions on the drawings. Without such nice drawings I'd probably be out a bundle of money.
I'm proud of this door and the effort put into it. It's near the top of my list of accomplishments as it is dynamic on several levels, has a particular need and use and was made in the strictest sense as per the historical requirements for the neighborhood. It isn't very often that the shop can put something out into the world, in full view, and hope that it just blends in with the other backgrounds of Brooklyn.