Estate Millwork is one of the few french door builders left in America who uses traditional french joinery techniques for building or doors. Other manufactures use stave cores -- we use solid wood. Others use dowling and screws, we use traditional mortise and tenon joints, hand jointed solid stiles and a delightful array of custom sticking profiles.
We do not make a french door cheaply, although our doors are very affordably priced for the elegant quality and craftsmanship that we offer. The trend lately has been to use fax mullions, insulated glass sheets and veneers to make a cheap doors. We still make doors in the pre-war tradition: Rich and deep sticking profiles, solid vertical grain hardwoods that have been lovingly cured in our own kilns. Each pane or "lite" is real and individual. Each mullion and muntin is carefully fitted with old world cope and stick joints. You can tell our doors from 50 feet away because they have rich texture, beautiful shadow lines and moulding, and the wonderful craftsmanship that distinguishes an heirloom quality door, from a box-store or mass producer
Our true divided light doors are ideal for both interior and exterior applications. We can offer them with tempered glass, beveled glass, or mission and georgian mosaic sticking. These doors are top-of-the-line, and we can craft them at any size, with any glass placement, and you can quickly explore are very affordable pricing using our online design tools. But if you can not create the exact custom french door that you want, please contact us via email or phone for expert personal assistance.
When Mahogany first became popular in the western world, it was exclusively sourced Central and South America, but as supply began to dwindle due to poor logging practices, manufacturers began to search for alternatives. Today we find Mahogany still as a primary species used in fine furniture making but also so much more. Mahogany is a great exterior wood option as it is much lighter weight than many of its comtemport counterparts. Its stability makes it a great option for windows and doors and the clear quality and easy workability of the species makes for outstanding millwork where find details are needed.
Mahogany is an outstanding wood to work with and has experienced recent popularity as an exterior wood, it is used extensively by window and door manufacturers due to its exceptional moisture and rot resistance. Many cabinet and furniture makers prize the wood not only for its durability, but also for its ease of machining and its deep, rich color. As it was hundreds of years ago Mahogany still remains a hallmark of fine work.
|Material||Mahogany||Premium FAS Clear Grade||Rot Resistant, Insect Resistant Premium Exterior Lumber|
|Joinery||3/4" X 3"||True Mortise & Tenon,||Strongest solid wooden joint|
|Frame Thickness||1 3/8 "||Solid Wood||Rigid Integrity|
|Stile Width||4 15/16 "||Hand Jointed||Vertical Stability|
|Base Rail||9 15/16 "||Balance||Architecturally Correct|
|Crown Rail||4 15/16 "||Balance||Historically Accurate|
|Raised Panels||1.375 " Thick||Spline Jointed, Grain Reversed||2 X the glue surface and strength|
|Finish||Machine Sand 120, Hand Sanded 150||Drum,Edge & Palm sanded||Top quality hand finish|
|Packing||Foam Wrapped in Custom Built Carton||1/8" Foam, 3/16 Trim Sheet 100lb||Protection against damage in transit.|