The Benefits Of Selecting Mahogany Doors...

For use as an exterior or interior door, it is hard to beat the beauty and durability of mahogany doors. This wood, which has long been a staple in elegance and classic door design and construction, continues to the be one of the most popular options for amazing door designs for homes of all sizes, styles and designs. To understand why mahogany doors are still perhaps the standard to which other doors are measured, it is important to take the time to learn about the wood and why it is such a great choice. Color Options Many people assume mahogany doors are very dark red, but this is because of the traditional stain color used on the doors. Mahogany wood itself will vary in color from a very light red, almost a pink, to a dark reddish brown. As such, the red tones, darker red, brown and combinations of red and brown stains are a perfect match with the wood. You can also leave this wood with a more natural stain to just highlight the color, giving a more subdued yet still incredible color option. Natural Grain All top quality mahogany doors will have a fine but noticeable grain that is fairly consistent throughout the wood. There are some inferior types of “look alike” woods which less than reputable dealers may try to pass off as mahogany, but the variation in the grain will be a giveaway. The uniform grain also makes mahogany doors some of the most common hard carved and designed doors. The grain is so even it is possible to carve very intricate designs without any fear of hitting soft or hard spots in the wood, or having to work with a heavy grain. Durability Many people are surprised to find...

Renovating An Older Style Of Home With Craftsman Doors...

While many people love the look of a modern design or architectural style in homes, an equal number of people love the look of a classic design. If you are one of the second group and are renovating an older Craftsman style of home, choosing Craftsman doors for the exterior of the home just makes good sense. Old Doors There are two basic options when adding a Craftsman door to an older home. The first option, and the one many people consider as the only option, is to shop around in antique stores, online, and even at estate sales and hope to find the right size of door from a Craftsman style of home. The problem in this choice is the amount of work it takes to rejuvenate these old Craftsman doors, especially if they have been left sitting outside or haven’t been cared for with stain and sealants. It may take hiring a professional woodworker to correct the problems, and this could cost hundreds of dollars. Many of these doors, due to the conditions of improper storage, will be warped or bent. This may make it impossible to fit them properly to the door frame or for them to operate correctly. New Doors A better option to consider which ensures you Craftsman doors will be in perfect condition and operate correctly from the first day they are installed is to buy a new door. There are a few top door manufacturers based in the United States still making authentic Craftsman doors in their own facilities. These doors can also be customized to have sidelights and transoms to match the Craftsman style and add to your entrance. You will find that the best quality custom-made or pre-made Craftsman doors will have the traditional dentil...