Skip to comments.JRR Tolkien fan? Then Hobbit to Montana...
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 ...
Can't believe there isn't already a thread on this with 10,000 posts... :)
(yes, I admit to my geekhood).
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.
That was my first thought as well. Where’s the round door?
somewhere in the article it mentions round doors, but I noticed that also. Sticks out like a sore thumb
A rounded door would be so much better...
Construction code in MT is written by orcs.
Maybe a Stoor maiden Hobbit married a Fallohide buck and agreed to the burrow but insisted on a rectangular door?
I thought the same thing. Unless it’s a circular door with the knob in the middle, it isn’t a hobbit house.
[ That was my first thought as well. Wheres the round door? ]
Round doors don’t meet the code, leave it to local beureucrats to ruin people’s fun.
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.
Yeah, but then I don’t think round doors meet code, lol!
Does Home Depot carry round doors?
I’m thinking bulkhead from Navy scrapyard. ;o)
“Next on ‘This Old Hole’...how to install your own bulkhead door.
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. :-)
And as always, it's important to wear eye protection before using power equipment ...
I like it! Must have a sprinkler system though, nothing that green in my neighborhood without one.
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.
Does anyone notice the cute little red round door? I think it might be for a dog.
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 ;’)
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