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The door is heavy and people usually put a lot of force to close it, resulting in a violent shock, and the noise that comes with it. Is there a way to prevent the shock, without having a door that is hard to move. I was thinking of something like a door closer, but I don't want the door to resist when it's fully open.

Is there something to would put a certain amount of resistance when the door is ajar?

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Yes, they tend to just be called Door Closers. They have a spring and a damper (oil or pneumatic) to slow the closing. They look like this:

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Taken from http://www.doorstuff.co.uk/door-closers.php

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Some of these also have the ability stay fully open, preventing the closer from engaging. Once you close it a bit, the closer will close it all the way. –  gregmac Nov 25 '12 at 19:23
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