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JRR Tolkien fan? Then Hobbit to Montana...
UK Daily Mail ^ | 8/12/2011 | Rachel Quigley

Posted on 08/12/2011 8:07:23 AM PDT by CharlieOK1

Peter Jackson's hotly-anticipated movie The Hobbit is not out until 2012 - but that doesn't mean fans have to wait for a taste.

For a Montana man has created a 1,000sq-ft Hobbit-themed guest house for those who love the J.R.R Tolkien books and characters like Bilbo Baggins.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Books/Literature; The Hobbit Hole
KEYWORDS: hobbithole; tolkien

Can't believe there isn't already a thread on this with 10,000 posts... :)

1 posted on 08/12/2011 8:07:24 AM PDT by CharlieOK1
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To: CharlieOK1

Cool!


2 posted on 08/12/2011 8:11:32 AM PDT by NEWwoman (God Bless America)
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To: CharlieOK1
A rectangular door with a door knob on one side? Instant fail.

(yes, I admit to my geekhood).

3 posted on 08/12/2011 8:11:54 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (The Repubs and Dems are arguing whether to pour 9 or 10 buckets of gasoline on a burning house.)
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To: CharlieOK1

Cool!


4 posted on 08/12/2011 8:12:38 AM PDT by NEWwoman (God Bless America)
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To: CharlieOK1
To be authentic, the doorway should be round.


5 posted on 08/12/2011 8:14:11 AM PDT by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd = TRUE)
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To: CharlieOK1

The door isn’t round with a gold door knob in the middle. It’s not a hobbit hole. No 10,000 post thread for a regular green door.


6 posted on 08/12/2011 8:15:16 AM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: KarlInOhio
A rectangular door with a door knob on one side

Agreed, that was the first thing that hit me... if you are making a Hobbit themed house the least you could do is start with a round door...
7 posted on 08/12/2011 8:16:51 AM PDT by battousai (Conservatives are racist? YES, I hate stupid white liberals.)
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To: KarlInOhio

That was my first thought as well. Where’s the round door?


8 posted on 08/12/2011 8:18:46 AM PDT by Vor Lady (Everyone should read The Importance of the Electoral College by Geo. Grant)
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To: KarlInOhio

somewhere in the article it mentions round doors, but I noticed that also. Sticks out like a sore thumb


9 posted on 08/12/2011 8:18:50 AM PDT by CharlieOK1 (m Ò_ó m)
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To: KarlInOhio
I like your tagline, btw. Very good analogy
10 posted on 08/12/2011 8:20:13 AM PDT by CharlieOK1 (m Ò_ó m)
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To: KarlInOhio

A rounded door would be so much better...


11 posted on 08/12/2011 8:22:59 AM PDT by GOPJ (England.... From Royal fairytale to banana republic in one summer. - - Allister Heath)
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To: KarlInOhio

Construction code in MT is written by orcs.


12 posted on 08/12/2011 8:31:37 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: CharlieOK1

Maybe a Stoor maiden Hobbit married a Fallohide buck and agreed to the burrow but insisted on a rectangular door?


13 posted on 08/12/2011 8:32:30 AM PDT by tumblindice
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To: KarlInOhio

I thought the same thing. Unless it’s a circular door with the knob in the middle, it isn’t a hobbit house.


14 posted on 08/12/2011 8:52:15 AM PDT by Thane_Banquo
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To: blueunicorn6

LOL!


15 posted on 08/12/2011 9:02:40 AM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: Vor Lady

[ That was my first thought as well. Where’s the round door? ]

Round doors don’t meet the code, leave it to local beureucrats to ruin people’s fun.


16 posted on 08/12/2011 9:06:40 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: CharlieOK1
They look a bit different here in Texas ...

:o)~

17 posted on 08/12/2011 9:10:32 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: KarlInOhio; Corin Stormhands; Overtaxed; 300winmag; ExGeeEye

Fail, indeed. But the house is a neat idea. Maybe the guy could go back and re-do the door at some point in time.


18 posted on 08/12/2011 9:17:09 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: KarlInOhio

Yeah, but then I don’t think round doors meet code, lol!


19 posted on 08/12/2011 9:31:52 AM PDT by Ellendra (God feeds the birds of the air, but he doesn't throw it in their nests.)
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To: SuziQ

Does Home Depot carry round doors?


20 posted on 08/12/2011 10:27:51 AM PDT by Overtaxed
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To: Overtaxed

I’m thinking bulkhead from Navy scrapyard. ;o)


21 posted on 08/12/2011 10:50:03 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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22 posted on 08/12/2011 12:14:08 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.)
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To: Liberty Valance

“Next on ‘This Old Hole’...how to install your own bulkhead door.


23 posted on 08/12/2011 1:15:31 PM PDT by Overtaxed
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To: battousai

It turns out that it’s ~really~ hard to make a round door that works properly. In the “making of” segments about the LOTR movies, Peter Jackson and his set designers really had a hard time getting the door to work. Of course they simply had to figure it out. It took a lot of engineering and design work, and it cost ridiculous sums of money and lots of failed attempts, but they finally got a working hinge that could support that very big and heavy door, and yet still move easily and not bind in the round frame.

Seems that round is just not a practical shape for doors. :-)


24 posted on 08/12/2011 1:39:33 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: GraceG

Figures.


25 posted on 08/12/2011 2:08:17 PM PDT by Vor Lady (Everyone should read The Importance of the Electoral College by Geo. Grant)
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To: Overtaxed
“Next on ‘This Old Hole’...how to install your own bulkhead door."

And as always, it's important to wear eye protection before using power equipment ...

26 posted on 08/12/2011 2:16:46 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Liberty Valance

LOL!


27 posted on 08/12/2011 3:40:11 PM PDT by Overtaxed
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To: Ramius
It turns out that it’s ~really~ hard to make a round door that works properly...

Thanks for the info, I guess he can be forgiven then :)

But boy those hobbits sure were more advanced than they seem at first glance ;)
28 posted on 08/14/2011 4:59:11 PM PDT by battousai (Conservatives are racist? YES, I hate stupid white liberals.)
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To: Liberty Valance

I like it! Must have a sprinkler system though, nothing that green in my neighborhood without one.


29 posted on 08/23/2011 7:22:41 PM PDT by Wneighbor
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To: CharlieOK1; All
He did put a semi-round window on it.

C'mon. He's living in this! Think of having to put hinges on a round door. It'd be completly unstable if it was big enough for an adult to walk through. You can only put the hinges and latch in one place each.

Look at the great roof, the use of straw. He's done something very nice here.

30 posted on 08/25/2011 4:02:29 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Ramius
Only as manholes facing the sky can a door be round...

Does anyone notice the cute little red round door? I think it might be for a dog.

31 posted on 08/25/2011 4:04:32 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Mamzelle

Think of having to put hinges on a round door. It’d be completly unstable if it was big enough for an adult to walk through. You can only put the hinges and latch in one place each.

Nay Nay, Skippy!!! No need for hinges. Simply place a pivot fixture at the top center, and bottom center of the door. You could enter on one side, while someone was exiting on the other. The knob in the center would work also, latching and locking on both sides. Besides, it was meant to accommodate hobbits, not adult humans—(except Gandalf,of course ;’)


32 posted on 01/09/2012 8:38:44 PM PST by acehai
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