CUSTOM FRONT ENTRY WOOD DOORS • COLLECTION
• Examples of Custom Doors • Rustic
with Espresso - Handscraped Finish
Solid Wood 43-1/2 x 120
with Espresso Finish
Solid Wood 86-1/2 x 95
Mahogany is invariably associated with elegance due to its widespread use in furnishings.
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!