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Door knob rubber sweep

 home made door frame close up of handle

The downside to fabricating a door frame with a stopping plate is allowing for enough room for your hand to grip the knob without banging it against the frame when you pull it closed.

I decided to solve this problem with a small section of a rubber door sweep. It blocks the gap nicely while providing a smooth and soft surface for any close calls that might happen.

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I can't tell how this works without a doorstop from the photos.
Comment by Errol Fri Feb 12 16:58:58 2010
It's got a doorstop, just a homemade one. The door butts up against a two by four cut in half (I guess that's a 2 by 2. :-) )
Comment by anna Fri Feb 12 19:21:31 2010
It's still a 2x4.....just not a full length 8ft long piece. I used a scrap piece because we needed the space for the knob.
Comment by mark Sun Feb 14 20:20:46 2010

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