USA: Wood Doors: Wood Door Manufacturers
ABOUT WOOD DOORS
Wood Doors are widely used as interior and exterior doors. If well made, they are long lasting, and give a character which is not obtainable with vinyl, fiberglass, or molded doors. Wood types used in wood doors include: Select Alder, Knotty Alder, Birch, Cherry, Hard Maple, Red Oak, Tulip Poplar, Clear Pine, and Knotty Pine. They may be supplied unfinished or pre-finished. They may also be supplied pre-hung in door frames. Exterior wood doors typically include tempered or laminated glass panels in the upper part of the door.
The glass panels in wooden doors may include patterns and colored glass. Specialist types of wooden doors include commercial doors, rustic doors, flush doors, entry doors, and sliding doors.
LEADING USA MANUFACTURERS
The leading manufacturers, described below the panel of sponsored links, have comprehensive websites, with information on all aspects, including online catalogs, specifications, colors and materials, and care and maintenance.
Sculptural Glass Doors. Sculptural Glass Doors specialises in producing wood doors with unusual sculptural glass panels. The company is situated in Bellingham, Washington, USA. It is a collaborative venture involving three firms which make doors with double-skinned decorative glass panels. The array of curved forms within the glass produces a remarkable visual effect, better strength, and better level of thermal and sound insulation. Sculptural Glass Doors was is an initiative of Bill McColl, whose McColl Studio invented the ClearCast glass technique. McColl Studio designs the glass panels of all the sculptural glass doors. Garibaldi Glass Industries Inc tempers the ClearCast glass and hand crafts each glass door panel into a tempered, insulated unit at their plant in Burnaby, British Columbia. NorthStar Woodworks is a long-established producer of crafted millwork; NorthStar fits the ClearCast glass panels into hand made doors.
Luxbaum. Luxbaum is based in West Palm Beach, Florida. If offers a line of custom wood doors and windows. The wood windows and doors are handcrafted from Merbau timber. The product range of aims to achieve outstanding performance in terms of impact resistance, termite resistance, security, and noise insulation. Luxbaum doors are designed to achieve strength and durability, and meet the Miami Dade Protocol for impact testing. The range of Luxbaum doors covers folding doors, French doors, entrance doors, and fixed doors. Luxbaum was founded by Laszlo Wagner, who studied architecture at the Technische Hochschule in Vienna, and has 35 years of experience in the construction industry in Canada and Florida. Luxbaum believes that a well constructed high-end residential door or window is a fine piece of furniture that should perform beyond the standards set by building codes.
Andersen. Andersen is a leading maker of wood windows and doors. The Andersen website contains sections on products, window types, patio door types, window problems and low-E4 glass. There is also an ideas section with a photo gallery and information about art glass, including the Frank Lloyd Wright stained glass series. The Anderson range of exterior doors includes single hinged patio doors, hinged patio doors with multiple panels, gliding patio doors, sidelights and stationary panels, transoms, and commercial entry doors made to fit standard and custom commercial entries. Anderson is committed to a policy of respect for the environment. Its environmental policies include: minimize pollution at the source; conserve through reduction, reuse and recycling of materials; promote energy conservation; and develop long-lasting products that have a minimal adverse effect on the environment.
Marvin. Marvin, a family-owned company since 1912, which is based in Warroad, Minnesota, is a leading maker of made-to-order wooden entry doors. The company offer Low-E glass on its entire product range, and also offers a commercial-grade aluminium clad finish on all its wood doors. For its aluminum clad doors, Marvin offers 19 clad colors, 9 casing profiles, and 6 subsills. The cladding is made from durable extruded aluminum, which is much stronger than roll-form aluminum. The portective 70% Kynar 500 paint finish provides resistance to fading and chalking. Marvin has manufacturing facilities in Minnesota, North Dakota, Virginia, and San Pedro Sula, Honduras. Marvin supplies seven types of entry door, with numerous glazing options. Entry doors have a concealed multi-point locking system, and are available in Mahogany, Oak, Cherry, Honduran Cedar, and Walnut.
Simpson. Simpson Door Company is a leading manufacturer of interior and exterior wood doors. Its website contains sections on catalog and products, including interior and exterior doors, French windows and panel doors. There is also an idea gallery with numerous images of interior and exterior door projects, and a database of Simpson Door Company dealers. The Technical Information section covers warranties, detail drawings, specifications, product approvals, and advice on care and finishing. The Simpson range of interior doors includes: decorative French interior doors, chalkboard panel doors, American Red Oak interior doors, Knotty Pine interior doors, Maple interior doors, Cherry interior doors, and the Shaker Series of interior doors. The Simpson website provides a guide to the full door range, based on decisions as to interior or exterior doors, doors with or without glass, and a choice of paint or stain finish.
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