6-Panel Doors (#showerthoughts Monday)


Ever wonder why interior doors (even composite) have a 6-panel design? Me too.

There are SEVERAL theories and legends as to why; i.e. warding off witches (which I KNOW is BS) to accoutrements of a devout monotheistic household (again, personally not really … correct).

I’ve even heard the strict engineering answer! Which I like MOST but wouldn’t explain the 6-panel allowance for linear expansion of a wooden composition.

So I’m putting it to The Forum: WHY IS IT LIKE THIS?! What legends have you heard about this or HAVE you ever wondered about this?

Yet again bringing #showerthoughts out into the public domain and asking for help … as is my style.