Solid Wood Door Custom Designed Richmond
1. Call Matthew, and talk through your needs (click to call) – good old fashioned customer service by a master craftsman. Ask us about our proprietary laminate system for building enhanced engineered solid wood beams to last in the mid-atlantic humidity and heat. Ask about the latest high efficiency and energy conserving coated glass technologies from Solar Eclipse when you specify them to prevent UV damage indoors and provide that energy efficient envelope saving you cooling costs. Ask Matthew about anything else he would consider.
2. We will do a site visit to examine your rot or any structural problems that may be occuring (if applicable). With photos and measurements from your existing structure we take your rough sketch and make it into a “shop drawing” – which is a specific architectural drafting that accounts for the special assembly needs of wood. The shop drawing is drafted by our specifically trained engineering architect to account for the structural characteristics of responsible solid wood construction. Your deposit accounts for the drawings, and purchase of the specific species of wood to build your door.
3. Your lumber hits the shop, and our experienced craftsmen guide your wood from rough hewn lumber into finely trued finished members. It may appear to be an easy process, but the grain structure of the lumber can cause warping, curvature, and stress deformations over time if not accounted for. A factory door does not account for the hidden shape of the wood used to build your door. So if you’re finding that your brand new home’s door is no longer shutting in the first long humid stretch of the summer, well – that’s likely why. A door in direct sunlight can hit surface temperatures over 200F which is enough to boil water and so the temperature gradient alone is enough to warp an internally unstable beam.
3. Experienced craftsmen will be out to install your door. Finish carpentry only works in three dimensions and 3 cubed makes for a lot of variables that can trip up the inexperienced, so our craftsmen come out to handle it.
Full wood door hand joinery Virginia
We are a custom wood door and interior millwork builder that specializes in building custom solid wood doors the old fashioned way, fitting wood to wood by hand. Naturally air dried raw lumber is hand selected piece by piece to create solid wood door designs that are guaranteed to outlast our lifetimes. Enhance the beauty of your interior or exterior with entryways built by master craftsmen and inspired by history. You can see our work from the historic halls of the Catholic University of America to the placid shores of the Chesapeake bay historic homes.