from 50 Popular Woodworking Projects, Algrove Publishing
Classic Reprint Series, 2005. (Originally published in 1938.)
1. A door stop.
2. A door stop.
Ever since doors hung on hinges, many methods of holding them
either ajar or closed have been used. A stone, a brick, and
even a bag of sand were placed to hold it in a desired position.
But now the preference is for a decorative door stop. Household
pets, especially the cat and dog, are limited. The construction
and painting of these projects affords a pleasant undertaking.
designs of the door stops in this book are such that it is not
absolutely necessary to use plywood in order to avoid splitting.
Excellent material for these projects may be obtained from discarded
When painting the door stops and similar projects, it is best
to apply the background or predominating color over the whole
piece. After it has dried the contrasting color that brings
out the details should be applied.
Editor's Note: This is a reprint of a portion of a book originally
published in 1938. It describes what was recommended in accordance
with the knowledge and practices of the day. While reading it,
please consider this fact.