tricky door setup
I don't know if anyone has any interest in this, but here is the situation. In a house I am renovating, I am installing vertical 1/2" v-groove above a chair rail (2'' wide)with a beaded 1x4 apron which sits above horizontal v-groove and finally beaded 1x6 base at the bottom. The problem is that the architecs want the door to the basement to match the wall surface and thus, the door will bind on itself when opening into the room. Of course the easy solution would be to swing it, but since it is a stairway, obviously an inswing is out of the equation. Does anyone know of any hinges that push out before swinging? Or any other set up that would allow the hinge point to be so far out that the door will not bind. Also, what ever hinge setup is used, they cannot be visible. any help would be greatly appreciated.