I have a dutch now, but they did not notch the bottom of the top door or the top of the bottom door. - How can I keep the outside air out? I have tried weather stripping, but it does not stay. I think 3/4 round will work, but my husband thinks the wood might split from the finishing nails. Any suggestions? »
In the 1950s the split door saw a surge in popularity again as neighbors whose homes were only a few feet apart enjoyed chatting with each other over the open top door. Today they offer a great way to let in fresh air while keeping kids and pets secure.
A regular doorknob is often installed on the bottom half of Dutch doors in residential applications. For barn doors, interior doors (including kitchen, playrooms, kids rooms, etc.) finger latches, hooks and eyes or other latch mechanisms may be sufficient.