Custom Wood Doors
A nice entrance door says welcome home. Every time you arrive home its there to greet you. A attractive solid wood door ads value, character and security to your home.
The custom wood doors I build are of many shapes and sizes including shaped tops such as round, gothic and arched. I often produce custom wood doors as a one off or in some cases 6 or more doors if doing an entire house. Most entrance doors of modern houses are of standard size so large door manufacturers offer a factory made alternative. Many might think the economy of scale that factories achieve by producing hundreds of doors at the same time will give the factory maker a lower price point. Don’t be shy. The lower overhead of the small shop can easily offset any price difference between the two environments.
If you are the proud owner of a century home you may quickly realize that your traditional doors are narrower and taller than many of todays standard sizes. You may want a traditional door that captures the period of your home.Your door jam may be arched or round top. This is a great example of where custom door shops excel as odd sizes and shapes do not represent any obstacle.
If you are looking for a unique expression for your entrance way that will add character and value to you home, you are in the right place.
The following links represent a sampling of custom wood doors, traditional doors and Victorian millwork I have created in my thirty four years in the trade.
This link to Custom Wood Doors is a great place to formulate ideas.
How your custom wood doors are made?
My solid wood doors employ the use of traditional joinery like Mortise and Tenon construction. The following exploded view of a door on the bench is photographed just before the glue up. You can clearly see the mortises in the stiles (long verticle frame members of a door) and the tenons on the rails ( short horizontal cross frame members).
At the end of the day I can produce a beautiful individual creation that that adds value and character to you home and wont be repeated down the street.