These are a set of solid wood, insulated, double entry doors that were commission for a home in Laurier Heights. The owners were having severe issues with the efficiency of their current wood doors and also wanted something that would act as a focal point for the front of their house while keeping with the simple lines of the structure.
These doors are made with a stave core of Quarter Sawn White Oak that is 1 1/2" thick, which allowed for 1 1/2" of insulation within the core of the door. They were then finished with 3/4" thick African Mahogany that was hand selected and sorted by colour, then cut into diminishing widths to create some movement and interest within the door. Each style was also book-matched to help the set read as a single unit.
Each door began with a skin of T&G Mahogany on the Oak stave core. A 3/32" gap was left in each groove to allow for wood movement, but a foam gasket was used in the grooves to guarantee no air penetration. Once the weather shield, insulation, and vapour barrier were installed, the other side of grooved and gasket Mahogany was installed and finished with oil based polyurethane. This, combined with proper weather stripping, new thresholds, commercial ball bearing hinges, commercial flush bolts, and special hardware for extra thick doors, should keep these doors functioning well and looking great for a lifetime.
Each Door is 90" x 30" x 3" (Height x Width x Thickness)