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cadre, faux-cadre

Discussion in 'French-English Vocabulary / Vocabulaire Français-Anglais' started by aserty, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. aserty Junior Member

    English
    In the context of door frames:

    Les portes des locaux de travail sont composées d'un vantail en bois monté sur un cadre, faux-cadre en bois.

    cadre, faux-cadre?

    a wooden door panel mounted on a wooden frame -

    what does the ",faux-cadre" mean?

    Thanks for any help!
     
  2. gardian

    gardian Senior Member

    Ireland
    English - Ireland
    I think what is mean here is the architrave around the door.

    That is, the entirely ornamental (non-structural) surround about the door.

    http://highmarktrim.com/images/Trim/Trim details 018 (Small).jpg

    This item is placed on the outer surface of the wall.
    The door itself is hinged from the true frame, which is placed within the depth of
    the wall cross-section and is invisible when the door is closed.
     

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