2-Panel Square Top Rail
1-3/4″ Thick – Exterior Door
2-PANEL SQUARE TOP RAIL, Exterior Door, 1-3/4” Thick
Wood panel doors, often called “stile and rail” doors, are built with frame and panel construction. The panels are the large wider boards used to fill the space between the stiles rails and mullions. Panels typically fit into grooves in the frame components, and help to keep the door rigid. Wood panels may be flat or raised (i.e. not on the same level or plane as the material around it). This 1-3/4” thick, raised 2-panel, square top rail door is made in the U.S.A. at our northern Colorado factory. This door is for Exterior or “entry” door applications only. We source Knotty Alder lumber from the western U.S., from responsibly managed forests only.
Key elements of this door include:
This door is covered by an industry leading Warranty, including one-year limited coverage.
Engineered Stiles, Top Rail & Solid Lock and Kick Rails
Stiles and rails are the vertical and horizontal “frame” components respectively of the door. Our stiles and top rail are engineered to resist bowing and warping. We use industry leading 1/8” thick veneers, with superior quality Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) core material. Our LVL core is manufactured with a vertical layup, with laminated layers positioned at a 90° angle to the veneer surface for maximum stability. This door features solid wood lock (center) and kick (bottom) rails. Solid lock and kick rail construction is used on all Exterior doors to prevent delamination of veneers due to exposure from outside moisture and other elements.
Panels are the large, wider boards used to fill the space between the stiles and rails. Our panels are solid wood (1” thick on this door)—much higher quality than pressboard panels with thin veneers, or hollow core panels. Panels are manufactured with small width boards, edge glued to create the larger width panel. Individual boards are random widths, glued in alternating grain patterns to balance the panel and reduce the natural tendency of the wood to warp or cup.
Bore & Dowel Construction
Our doors are assembled with bore and dowel construction. We use industry leading 1/2” diameter dowels. Stiles and rails are bored, glued and then doweled for optimum strength and stability. Panels fit into grooves in the stile and rail components, and “float” on rubber spacers to allow for minor expansion and shrinking of the wood with the natural moisture and environmental changes of the home.
Panel & Sticking Profile
This door features a subtle convex panel profile and a “C” (concave and convex curved) sticking profile as shown below. “Sticking” is the decorative trim wood placed between the stiles and rails and the panels of the door.