Estate Millwork Knowledge Base


Why are Outdoor Wooden Shutters so Popular

Published: September 15, 2021

For centuries homes have had outdoor wooden shutters , these shutters not only protect the interior of your home from exterior elements but can transform the overall look of your home to make it look amazing. Wood shutters were originally designed to be closed in front of the windows to protect the interior of your home from the exterior elements. From about the nineteenth century onwards outdoor house shutters are being used not only for their protective capabilities but for their decorative abilities. Since this time exterior house shutters have come a long way in terms of types, s...


Choosing the Best Wood for your Exterior Front Door

Published: September 03, 2021

Beautifully designed wooden exterior doors enhance your home’s exterior style and make a bold and lasting statement. There are several other materials out there that try and replicate the look of an exterior wooden door but these do not compare to the enduring and time tested beauty of real wood. The weight and strength of a solid wood front door is unmatched in elegance and quality that will resonate for years to come. When it comes to choosing a new wooden exterior door; quality hardwoods that can withstand the everyday abuse and exterior elements are the preferred choice. Sun E...


Custom Wood Doors -- Notes on Quality

Published: August 26, 2021

We are often asked how our louvered doors are different. This article attempts to explain why our doors cost only a little bit more, but look so much better and last so much longer. There is a summary table at the bottom of the article for your reference, but we hope the explanations help you to gain a better appreciation of the anatomy of a door. Estate Grade Custom Doors Our Estate Grade doors are the best doors that money can buy. These doors are crafted in the exact same way that doors were made 200 years ago, when aesthetics, strength and durability were the controlling fact...


Different Types of Closet Doors

Published: August 20, 2021

Whether you are doing a complete remodel or are only trying to make a few changes to modernize the look of a room, new doors can change the feeling of a space. New doors can also elevate a room or closets functionality if you choose wisely. The closet doors you choose will be partially determined by the type of closet you have. A walk-in closet will have different options than your typical reach-in closet will. No matter what type of closet you have, there is a door that will give your room the look you want. Bifold Closet Doors One of the more popular closet door options are Bifold...


Choosing the Best Exterior Shutter Color

Published: August 13, 2021

When you are considering adding wood shutters to your home or replacing existing shutters, one of the most important decisions to be made is what color your finished shutters will be. Every color will create a different look and feel to the exterior of your home. Choosing your shutter color or accent color is probably the most important choice when it comes to making your home pop and stand out from the other homes around you. What color is most popular? When it comes to painting exterior shutters the most popular color is black. Black shutters are stately, universally appealing a...