Hi guys, this is my first post on here and my first real delve into physics beyond simply having a keen interest in mechanics and car-related physics, so apologies if my terminologies and such are a bit off. Basically, I was having a debate with my father and I want to know if there is a way to effectively distribute a force on a hinge/levered object across the whole width evenly. That sounds complicated, so I'll give an example. Say you have a door with a simple beam horizontally across the inside, hooked/nailed to the wall either side of the door. If you then applied force to the door, the majority of the energy would be on the door-handle side of the beam as that's the way the door wants to hinge, correct? So how could you go about spreading that force as evenly across the width as possible? EDIT: Here's a diagram to try and clear things up. My thought is that applying any force to the door would provide more force on point A than point B. I hope I'm correct in thinking that? I was thinking, what if the distance to the wall was altered at points C and D? So that angle of the beam was no longer parallel with the door. Would that have any effect? I was thinking if the beam is further away from the wall at point C than it is at point D, would that affect the force distribution?