Whether you own a home in the woods or simply like the style, a timber frame home is always welcoming and cozy. When you decide to build one or if you need to replace the current door, it is an excellent idea to opt for a rustic entry door that matches the home to the letter.
Rustic wood is well-known for its more rugged style. The wood, while still ultimately of good quality, is not as flawless as higher grades. High grades of wood include few knots, pinholes, and other inconsistencies, including inconsistencies in color. The wood is smoother and more uniform. Rustic wood, however, is fashioned with wood that includes plenty of color shifts, knots, and other characteristics that make it perfect for a cabin or other similar timber frame home.
The entry door is one of the first things that people see in your home, which is why it should match well with the rest of the house. It would be ridiculous to purchase a door that would be better suited to a Mission style house – the two designs would clash together and look very awkward indeed.
You aren’t locked into one particular design of entry door, either. Manufacturers that work specifically with wooden doors will be able to offer you a wide variety of rustic doors for you to choose from. Some will include glass lites, others may not. You may want a few panels on the door, or you may not want any. If you do want lites, you can even choose the glass design for them. Remember, there is a great range of style even within timber frame homes, so you will find plenty to choose from when it comes to doors. Some will be more rugged than others, but they will all share many of the same characteristics in order to preserve the overall style.
If you are unsure of what you want for your home, talk it over with the manufacturer and examine photos of possible doors, or even doors they have crafted in the past. They may help give you some ideas of what you want for your home, or you may see the exact door you want right away. The right rustic entry door for your home can really look amazing, so take your time in order to find the perfect door. Your house – and all of your guests – will thank you!