Posted February 05, 2019 12:08:42It’s not the first time plastic doors have been on the minds of parents.
And it’s not even the first thing they’ve asked for.
In fact, they’re probably asking for it more than they ever will.
“They are really hard to do, they take a lot of work, they are very heavy, they require a lot more work to build, and they’re really, really expensive,” said Kristin Jones, a former professional carpenter who teaches at The Home Depot in Florida.
“But I think they are worth it, especially when they come with a great deal of value.”
The problem with doors is that they aren’t exactly built for easy mobility, said Jones, who has designed plastic partitions for more than 30 years.
“In general, you can use doors for mobility,” she said.
“If you have a lot space to put it, and it’s very close to the wall, you will want a door.
But if you have space to move, and you’re closer to the window, you probably don’t need a door.”
To help parents find a solution, The Home Store in Atlanta offers a DIY plastic partition system that includes door frames, doors, and other partitions.
The system costs $40, and the materials include door-frame fabric, sheet metal, and plastic door material.
The product, which is also available in glass and metal finishes, is a bit more complicated than most doors, but Jones said it’s relatively simple.
To install a plastic partition, you simply drill a hole in the bottom of the door frame and put your material in the hole.
Then, you take a piece of fabric and drill a small hole in it to allow the material to pass through.
Jones said this technique works for almost all plastic partitions, but the doors at The House Depot in Jacksonville, Florida, are a bit trickier.
“You want to make sure you’re getting enough fabric into the hole,” Jones said.
“If you’re not getting enough, you’re just going to have a hard time pushing it through,” she added.
To get your doors ready for the night, you’ll need to cut holes for the door frames and insert the material into the holes.
Then, you attach a piece to the top of the partition, and push it into place.
Once the door is attached to the partition you’ll have a new door for the kids to explore and explore.
“We actually have a big plastic door that we put into the wall and put it in the garage,” Jones explained.
“The kids get to explore, and we put the door in the wall to let them walk through.
It’s really cool.”
You can find The Home Storage Company in Jacksonville at TheHomeStore.com.