Craftsman 3-Panel Horizontal
1-3/4″ Thick – Exterior Door
CRAFTSMAN 3-PANEL HORIZONTAL, Exterior Door, 1-3/4” Thick
This 1-3/4” thick Craftsman 3-panel door is made in the U.S.A. at our Colorado factory. Our Knotty Alder lumber is sourced from the western U.S., from responsibly managed forests. This door is exclusively for Exterior, or “entry” door, applications. Craftsman style doors (also called “Shaker” or “Arts & Crafts”) consist of a stile and rail frame, simple square “sticking” (corner edges), and flat panels. Stiles and rails are the vertical and horizontal “frame” components respectively of the door. Custom Craftsman doors can include multi-panel wood designs and designs with added glass (lites), shelfs and corbels. These doors are often found in Craftsman (or Bungalow) style homes, widely popular in the early 1900s. Please visit our custom door website, www.sunmountaindoor.com, for more information.
Key elements of this door include:
This door includes an industry leading Warranty, with one-year limited coverage.
Engineered Stiles, Top Rail & Solid Lock and Kick Rails
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 wood lock and kick rails are 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. The panels on this door are 3/4” thick solid wood—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
“Sticking” is the decorative trim wood placed between the stiles and rails and the panels of the door. This Craftsman door features a square sticking profile and a flat panel profile as shown below.