Weight Pocket Door – Wedge Type

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In houses from the late 1800’s to early 1900’s we often see weight pocket access doors cut into the jambs with angled wedges, not a lap or scarf joint typical on houses from the 1920’s.  Angled channels were cut into the top wedge and then nails were pounded into the the inside the jamb opening to stop the wedge from slipping out.  The bottom wedge was secured with screws.

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