WOOD TYPES

At Real Carriage Door Company, we pride ourselves on building our customers beautiful solid wood doors. The wood we use is of the highest quality available, sourced both locally and from various regions throughout the world. Wood is a natural material so there will be some variances in the color and grain.

VERTICAL GRAIN DOUGLAS FIR
STAIN VS. PAINT GRADE FIR

• Domestic Softwood ** possible pitch pockets / caution in south or western exposure with dark finish
• 2.8 lbs./sf
STAIN grade = MIN 8 rings per inch, no knots
PAINT grade = wider grain, may have some knots

SAPELE MAHOGANY

• Imported Hardwood
• 3.6 lbs./sf
• Great to paint or stain
• Stable grain – good for damp / humid / coastal environments as well as dry and hot climates

RECLAIMED DOUGLAS FIR

• Wood is approx. 70-150 yrs. old, has been reclaimed from previous structure
• Weight per sq. ft = varies
• Nail holes and knots filled with caulk to seal and compliment the wood

RECLAIMED REDWOOD

• Reclaimed, Domestic Softwood – wood is approx. 150-200yrs old, from a water tower in the Pacific Northwest
• Approx. 2.1 lbs./sf
• Highly rot and insect resistant, excellent in moist environments
• Nail holes and knots filled with caulk to seal and compliment the wood

WESTERN RED CEDAR

• Imported Softwood
• 2.1 lbs./sf
• Wide variation in color tone
• Bug and rot resistant attributed to natural oils

RUSTIC ALDER

• Domestic Hardwood (softest of the hardwoods)
• 2.5 lbs./sf
• Lots of knots that give character
• Takes stains and finishes well
• Holds up best in mild climates (minimal moisture and temperature fluctuation)

 

OTHER WOOD SPECIES AVAILABLE

(Left Finished / Right Unfinished)
*Call for Inquiry

EUROPEAN BEECH

Interior Use Only

BUBINGA
CHERRY
HICKORY
MAPLE
Padauk
Purple Heart
Teak
Walnut
Wenge
White Oak
Zebrawood

OVERHANG

One of the best ways to protect your wooden doors is to incorporate an overhang or awning into the design of your doorway (by others). See examples below.

FINISHING

Although Real Carriage Door does not apply a finish to the doors – all our doors ship raw – ready for a light sanding and finishing. We recommend consulting with your local wood finishing company or contractor for product recommendations specific to your application – considering exposure (North, South, East, West), temperature fluctuations, coastal environment, etc.…

We have consulted with a local company, Daly’s Wood Finishing. http://www.dalyswoodfinishes.com/ They have an online shop and you are welcome to reach out to them directly for recommendations.

GLASS OPTIONS

To compliment your door design, we offer a wide range of glass options – both single pane and insulated units.

We build our doors with ‘true divided light’ which features individual glass units divided by muntin bars (i.e. each ‘lite’ is its own piece of glass). Below are a few of the most common glass types we offer.

NOTES:
• Various thicknesses available – Typ. 1/8” or 1/4” thick per pane
• Unless specified or noted, all the glass we supply is tempered
• Low-E available upon request

CLEAR
CLEAR SEED
FROSTED
CHAMPAGNE
CLEAR BEVELED
POLAR WHITE
MARBLED CLEAR