We’ve had a problem with the new-ish French doors and decking in so far as there was no way of securing the doors in the open position. Although the doors would go almost 180 degrees, if the side window was open, it would have led to disaster.
Now, from ebay we found some door stays that connected into the top gutter of the door, and kept the maximum opening to around 120 degrees. The door stays had a friction hook in them that would lock the doors in place and stop them swinging shut, but if the wind got up, it’d overcome the friction hook and the door would slam.
So, the solution was to rustle through my spare parts-bin and see what I could knock up.
The requirement was that it should be free, sturdy, non-permanent, simple to lock in place, and match the rest of the decked area.
So, armed with some offcuts of deckboard, a spare bracket from my parts-bin, and a lump of decking joist, a solution was born
The resulting door stop can work on either door, and is quick and easy to put in place, and will literally stand up to anything but a Force 9 Gale.