Custom Oak Entry Door for Historical House.
The solid Red Oak entry door and flanking sash windows were designed and custom made for a 1905 House located in Traverse City,Michigan. The design of the door was based on the existing pair of doors at the front of the house. The doors are part of a new rear entry porch and mudroom designed by Ekocite Architecture of Royal Oak, MI for this important historic house. The door is 90″ H x 36″ W x 2.25″ thick. The design of the beveled glass window is based on the existing front door. The door case is mortise and tenon construction and features double panel construction below the lock rail. The exterior panel is rift cut Red Oak selected for it’s dimensional stability. The interior panels are cut and carefully grain matched across the door system from a wide plank of figured Red Oak. The architectural and construction details of the door and sash windows are
based on existing millwork in this historical home. The antique mortise door lock that matches the existing front door lock I found in Los Angles Architectural selvage shop.
Neo-Classic Entry Door in Quarter Sawn White Oak
This beautifully crafted Neo-Classic entry door is made in solid Quarter Sawn White Oak. The door case is 2 3/8″ thick and fitted with six (6) raised panel assemblies on the exterior and six (6) on the interior. The double panel construction is to allow the interior and exterior of the door panel assemblies to expand and contract at different rates as the temperature varies in each environment. The door frame is traditional mortise and tenon construction and assembled using West System Epoxy. The center section of the raised panels were resawn then booked matched to create a dynamic pattern and are surrounded by two sets of classical moldings. The door was finished using natural MinWax stain followed by a thinned down epoxy primer and top coated with Epifanes Varnish.
Custom Front Entry Doors in Solid African Mahogany with frosted glass side lights.
The door features mortise and tenon construction. The door panels were cut from single boards with no glue ups. The door panels are double panel construction as shown in the photo before the door case was assembled. The nickle door hardware is by Baldwin Brass.