CUSTOM FRONT ENTRY DOORS • SOLID WOOD • CLASSIC COLLECTION
Traditional, Timeless, Complimentary, Entrance Doors & More
Just as the name states, our Classic Collection offers a selection of solid wood doors that have been praised and adored due to their ever-lasting elegance and archetypal design. Traditional doors are a industry standard as they range from designs such as two panel doors with elaborate raised moldings, to beautiful glass doors with leaded designs, providing a eternal beauty to the home. Classic designs are really where the elegance and richness of wood is best displayed, as the high-end wood grains and furniture quality stains are what really draws the eye. Classic Collection doors are door style that is long standing a perfect example of timeless quality that remains prized and valuable.
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Semi-Custom Wood Doors can easily achieve a custom look by combining different options from our standard collection. For example, you can change the look of a door from traditional to contemporary by choosing a different type of glass inset. You can etch a name in glass or carve a company logo in wood. Often, one set of sidelights can have a wonderful look when used in a door from another collection. In a simple case, one of our standard doors can just be crafted according to non-standard dimensions or from a wood-type of your choice.
Custom Wood Entrance Doors are exactly that at Doors For Builders, “custom” by design and requirements. Generally, our custom wood doors are only limited by our client’s imagination, budget and/or schedule. Our custom wood door process is simple, transparent and straightforward.
- The Idea – A custom wood door all begins with the customer and an idea, a clipped photo from a magazine or a simple sketch on a piece of paper.
- The Basis - A phone call or email to our design
representative is the next step. We will work with you to develop the
basis for crafting your custom wood entry door. This includes walking
through a door design checklist that addresses all the factors that
influence your door design. Details make the difference when creating your
- The Proposal – Doors For Builders then will issue
a proposal to the customer. The proposal covers all the details for
crafting the custom entry door. The proposal includes the design basis
information, any graphics/pictures of the door, glass or carving work, pricing
and payment terms, delivery schedule, warranty, cancellation policy and
change order policy.
- The Order – After the customer confirms and
accepts the proposal, a purchase order is signed and delivered to Doors
For Builders. We take it from there until your custom door is delivered on-site. A custom unit crafted especially for you takes approximately 12 weeks.
* The proposal serves as a final check and confirmation on the design basis, process and policies.
Sometimes the proposal can go several iterations before a final version is settled upon.
Mahogany Doors: Thinking of a grand statement to grace the entrance of your home? A mahogany door from Doors For Builders may be the right choice! Ever since the 18th century when Sir Walter Raleigh had a mahogany table made for Queen Elizabeth I, the allure of mahogany has grown. Mahogany varies from yellowish, reddish, pinkish, or salmon colored when freshly cut, to a deep rich red, to reddish brown as the wood matures with age. Mahogany is fine to medium texture, with uniform to interlocking grain, ranging from straight to wavy or curly. Irregularities in the grain often produce highly attractive figures such as fiddleback or mottle.
Mahogany polishes to a high luster, with excellent working and finishing characteristics. It responds well to hand and machine tools, has good nailing and screwing properties, and turns and carves superbly. Mahogany is regarded by many as the world's premier wood for fine cabinetry, high-class furniture, and mahogany front doors. Some characteristics that make mahogany perfect for a grand home entryway are:
Resistant to Rot, Decay, and Infestation.
Seasons/weathers well with minimal shrinkage and checking.
In Malaysian government tests, this wood was found to last
up to 30 years when stakes of Mahogany were driven into the ground.
When left untreated it weathers to a soft grey.
If you are thinking Mahogany Doors, then think Doors For Builders!
Mahogany is invariably associated with elegance due to its widespread use in furnishings.
A reddish tone and close grain pattern makes mahogany an ideal choice for creating sophisticated environment.
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Knotty Alder Doors: Looking for an entryway with a distinct personality to welcome visitors to your home? A knotty alder door from Doors For Builders is a great place to start. Alder has a fine close-grained structure and is easily stained and finished. Part of the popularity of Alder is due to the unusually wide range of grades that are available; with knotty alder giving rise to unique visible surfaces and unusual structural components.
The cream color of newly cut Alder turns a pink orange whilst working on it. This ‘bleeding’; causes the more mature wood to be beautifully tinted and veined. It was therefore much sought after by furniture makers. In the Highlands of Scotland, it was used for making chairs and cabinets and thus came to be known as ‘Scottish mahogany”. English wood workers were especially fond of the roots and knots of Alder wood and are believed to have been the first to fabricate knotty alder doors. The ancient Roman writer, Virgil, claims that the first boats were made of Alder wood. The timber can resist decay in a wet environment almost indefinitely. Venice floats partly on the strength of Alder trees.
If you are looking for a Knotty Alder Door, then look no further as Doors For Builders has a great selection that’s always in stock!