Craftsman 3-Panel (3-11)
1-3/4″ Thick – Exterior Door
CRAFTSMAN 3-PANEL (3-11), Exterior Door, 1-3/4” Thick
Craftsman style doors (also called “Shaker” or “Arts & Crafts”) consist of a stile and rail frame, simple square “sticking” (corner edges), and flat panels. 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.
This 3-panel (3-11 pattern) 1-3/4” thick Exterior door is manufactured at our northern Colorado factory. The Knotty Alder lumber used for this door is sourced from the western U.S., from responsibly managed forests. This door is intended as an Exterior or “entry” door only.
Key elements of this door include:
This Craftsman door includes an industry leading Warranty, with 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. 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. 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.
Panels are the large, wider boards used to fill the space between the stiles and rails. 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. Our panels are 3/4” thick solid wood—much higher quality than pressboard panels with thin veneers, or hollow core panels found on lower quality imported doors.
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.