Pivot doors are visually very different from regular doors. On a pivot door, you decide where you want your pivoting location to be. This position from the side of the door creates the pivot door’s “tail.” This tail will swing inward for an outward swinging door and outward for an inward swinging door. The result is a beautiful, elegant door movement. Both the top and bottom pivot hinges are mortised into the door and are invisible on the finished door.
Define the Design: Pivot Doors
By Bill Barrett, Southern Custom Doors & Hardware