Estate Millwork Knowledge Base


A Primer on Painting Wooden Doors

Published: April 28, 2020

Honestly, painting a door is not a very complex process. While it is a simple job, it is still something that you should put some thought into. Professional painters are pros for a reason. They use their considerable skill and experience to avoid problems and errors. If you take the time to do it right, you can paint your own wooden door and get some very professional results. We're going to be talking about the general process of painting doors, and for the most part what we say here will apply to interior and exterior doors equally. There are a few differences between the two types ...


Exterior Shutters: What's Your Function?

Published: April 20, 2020

Choosing the style of  shutter you want for your home is the fun part of shutter shopping . After that, you will need to consider an important question: Will these shutters actually function? Shutters were originally designed to close over and protect windows, after all. Do you want your shutters to do that? The Question of Functionality The Functionality of your shutters is an important consideration. It will impact on the amount of hardware needed, the care required in measuring for them, and in the maintenance of the shutters. There are basically three schools of thought on the subj...


The Decision Hinges on Preference: Choosing Wood for Your Door

Published: April 17, 2020

When you are choosing the style of  door that you like, by all means go with the one that you like the best. But do not take the choice of wood for your door lightly. Its a big decision! More than just looks, the wood can have a tremendous impact on how well that door will serve you over the years. Of course, if you simply want to match existing doors, your work is already done - get another one of those. For those just beginning to shop for doors, though, it is a good idea to ask yourself two questions. You probably have these questions answered before you even begin shopping, but in woo...


On the Inside, The Right Doors for Your Interior

Published: April 14, 2020

When you are choosing  interior doors for your home, get the styles that you like. It’s that simple. After all, your home reflects your tastes, so choose what you like. That said, if your home has a distinctive architectural style, you might be happy choosing doors that compliment that style. Keep in mind, what works for an exterior door might not work as well for an interior door . For one thing, you have a lot more flexibility to work with when choosing Interior doors. Gone are the considerations of weather and curb appeal. Once past the front door, the interior of your house...


First Things First Begins at the Front Door

Published: April 10, 2020

When it comes to choosing just what kind of  front door you want to buy, there is one absolute rule: Buy whatever door makes you truly happy. This is a good rule, and you should always follow it! Still, there are some special factors to consider when you are buying a new front door. In every home the front door is special. That is where the realm of the house and home socially, and culturally, begin. This is where the building stops being just a pile of wood and concrete and becomes an extension and reflection of the people that live inside it. When a guest or visitor shows up for the ver...