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.
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Rustic Doors: Does the idea of connecting hearth and home to the surrounding natural settings intrigue you? If so, a Rustic Door from Doors for Builders can serve as the bond. Rustic design describes a range of styles with an emphasis on natural, unrefined elements. Popular design styles that are often classified as rustic include southwestern, country, log cabin, lodge, western, and farmhouse. Rustic color palettes usually spring from natural sources and materials like: Wood floors, wooden furniture, branches, bark, or wrought iron and rusted metals, stone, and rocks, or concrete. These are core elements in any Rustic Door from Doors for Builders.
To find the essential core of rustic design, then, one must compare these styles and find their common point. In all three variations the central theme is nature. Whether it is in the raw log construction of the frontier furniture, the more refined woods of the modern rustic style, or the mason work of the European rustic architecture, nature is present.
The rustic styles are about making use of the materials at hand and showing how remarkably versatile nature can be in simple but also very beautiful ways. With this in mind, Doors for Builders combines rustic styles for new variations of Rustic Doors, and works out whole new styles based on these concepts.