We feature two major hardwood categories in our outstanding selection of exterior doors and matching millwork: mahogany and knotty alder.
Mahogany has a somewhat tight grain structure, usually consistent, although some variations will add interest and charm to the warmth that mahogany, and species in the mahogany family offer. We use predominantly Indonesian mahogany, which is specifically red meranti. This timber comes from government-regulated forests to ensure future availability. Red meranti accepts stains wonderfully, and good control over depth of color can be attained. All woods have some color variations, not only from tree to tree, but even within a tree depending if the wood is coming from the heartwood or the sapwood.
Knotty alder is a perfect wood species to use in achieving a rustic old world look. It has an informal character due to the knots and has a warmth and honey-like appearance when stained to a lighter color keeping close to its original raw colorations. All of our knotty alder doors come with clavos installed in the V-groove selection, and some even come with speakeasy doors guarded by wrought iron grills.
Our exterior doors are solid engineered construction with a robust 1/8â€ť laminate skin.
An engineered door that has a solid hardwood core of cross-grain block glued lengths will offer far more stability with regard to the door warping or bowing. Laminate, not veneer is used so that deeper sanding is possible. We stand behind our doors, as indicated in our warranty.
Our tempered glass inserts are insulated units for security and efficiency.
Our insulated tempered glass units are available in a variety of configuration and styles. Please feel free to peruse the site for a look at our triple-glazed decoration glass designs as well as our double-glazed beveled and decorative old world glass patterns.