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Why Teak Boat Doors?

Published: January 07, 2022

Teak is truly a gift to the marine industry and is considered to be the world's most valuable and versatile hardwood by mariners. With its rich golden brown luster, decorative grain and unique properties or strength, stability and resistance to wear have made it the most demanded wood for marine use. Teak has been used on aircraft carriers, tall mast graceful clipper ships, exquisite cruise ships, refined yachts, dinghies and rugged workboats. For centuries teak doors have been the epitome of excellence but few people know all of the remarkable benefits and applications of this unique w...


Using Sliding Barn Doors in Your Home

Published: December 23, 2021

If you follow the DIY trend or watch a lot of design shows on TV you might be aware that barn doors have become a big part of interior home design in recent years and the trend doesn’t appear to be going away anytime soon. Here are a few ways we think you can incorporate beautiful sliding barn doors within your home. Replace your Bedroom Door Barn doors can be easily installed to slide on tracks over the rough opening of the existing doorframe. This can make an exceptional interior design choice whether it is on a master or spare bedroom. When it comes to finishing the barn door...


External Doors – Front and Back Exterior Wooden Doors

Published: December 06, 2021

Your exterior doors create your home’s first impression for example your front door is often the first contact that visitors have with your home and hints to your personality and individual style, and gives visitors a sense at what they can expect to find inside your home. When it comes to doors, external doors are an essential part of any property. Without doors, your home would be open to the elements, as well as unwelcome visitors. Just because they’re a crucial part of your homes infrastructure doesn’t mean that they have to be unsightly, though. Choose exterior front doors th...


Sapele Mahogany Doors and Shutters

Published: November 15, 2021

It can be a tall task when it comes to choosing a wood species for you new wood doors or wooden shutters . Some of the more popular exterior hardwoods such as Mahogany and Cedar are frequently used because of their ability withstand the elements and still look beautiful. However there is another option with a similar appearance to Mahogany and is very sustainable. What is Sapele Wood? Sapele is a large hardwood tree with trunks that exceed 6 feet in diameter that naturally has a widespread growth range across Africa. Sapele is commonly known as an exterior hardwood and much harder ...


What is a French Door?

Published: November 08, 2021

A French door or sometimes otherwise known as a French window is traditionally a door made up of panes of glass surrounded by wooden frames. The glass panels in French doors are typically rectangular and cover a majority of the door. While French doors are useful in many situations they are typically used as a design element. These doors are most frequently used in spaces where homeowners want to bring in more natural light while still having a way to divide living areas while still maintaining an open feel. While it is more common to see French doors in the traditional sense you may ...