Because you are buying directly from the factory, the pricing
shown is a builder's pricelist. All of our customers are already
builders, contractors, or homeowner/builders.
Currently, we are running approximately 42 days from receipt
of a completed order until the day that the order is shipped.
Additional charges that will add production days include Full
Radius Arches and Eyebrow Arches. Please be aware that items,
which require stained glass, leaded glass, or other custom
glass, may also be delayed by those vendors.
Yes, every door is built to order for you so custom sizes
are not a problem. If the door that you need is LESS than
36" x 80" then it will be at the same price. For larger sizes,
click on the "custom pricing" link on the detail page when
looking at the prices.
For all prehung units we REQUIRE that you provide us with
your rough opening size. We will build the unit to fit the
rough opening size that is provided. If this is for new construction,
we normally add 2" to the height of the door and a total of
2" to the width of the door for a rough opening. This allows
for the thickness of the jamb and leaves an extra 1/2î in
width and height to square the unit.
Because you often will want your door to match your molding,
cabinets, or other woodwork in the home we do not offer finishing.
Most all of the finishes that are shown on the website are
readily available at your nearby paint store.
Typically, because the color of the grain will vary we suggest
waiting until your order arrives then use the backside of
a jamb to test finish.
Butcher Block has been used for hundreds of years. The largest
reason is for the strength. When you look at one of our exterior
doors, you are looking at the edge grain. The wood is cut
to take the stress out of the wood and then face glued. When
you use solid piece wood rails and stiles, the wood tends
to cup or bow Æ you do not have this problem with properly
sealed butcher block.
All of our exterior doors feature butcher block rails and
stiles. The carved doors will also be made of butcher block.
The only doors that will not be made from butcher block are
the interior pine and interior knotty alder doors. For these,
the rails and stiles will be made from solid stock. On our
pine builderÍs series doors, you have the option of solid
pine tung and groove panels rather than butcher block. Otherwise,
everything will feature the butcher-block style.
A fifty percent deposit is due to upon the confirmation of
your order. This can be placed over the phone with a credit
card or you may send in a check or money order. The balance
of the door order - not including the shipping charges - is
due before the order is shipped. Again, this must occur before
the doors are shipped. All shipping fees are quoted and payable
to the freight company - freight collect. The terms of the
freight company will be defined with your order.
If you live close enough to Albuquerque, you can pick them
up from our factory. If you don't we can crate and ship the
doors to you common carrier. The rates vary on the order,
your zip code, and your jobsite. Typically delivery can occur
within one to four workdays from the shipping date.
Our craftsmen can build the doors; you will need to find someone
to install them. Your best bet is the Yellow Pages under "Doors".
Please make sure to find someone that has experience installing
solid wood doors and jambs.
It is important that you store your doors correctly until
they are installed. Leave the doors on the pallet if possible.
Do not stack up against a wall next to each other. Do not
leave doors exposed to naked concrete (the doors will absorb
moisture and warp). If you are leaving them on concrete, place
a plastic barrier between the concrete and all wood surfaces.
Finishing and Sealing your doors It is required that you seal
the door on all six sides within five days of receipt. If
you cannot have them finished in this time period, you should
go to a paint store and get some Nelsonite or other temporary
wood sealer to be applied to the top and bottom of the door
to seal the end grain. Most temporary wood sealers must be
sanded off before final finishing.
Although we have not had our doors specifically tested, there
are published ratings for solid wood, floating panel doors.
Low-E Glass is an up charge item and is available on most
all glass designs. Please contact a salesperson with the specific
door and size for pricing.
There are obscure glasses available, see the downloads section
for some samples. The pricing varies between door design and
the size of the door. Good samples of typical glass options
are available on shower doors. Visit a retailer that has shower
doors for hands-on samples.
A sidelight is a glass addition to either or both sides of
a door. This allows for more light to enter an entry and adds
a touch of inviduality to an entry door. Sidelights are attached
to the prehung unit and are installed as part of the jamb.
We do not use continuous sill thresholds, so the jamb around
the sidelight will be resting on your slab or sub floor. The
glass in a sidelight can either run the height of the door,
or 1/2 or 3/4 of the door height.
A transom is a glass area that runs above a door, kind of
like a sidelight up high. Depending on the unit height, it
will either be attached to the prehung unit or it will be
Although our hardware offers solid brass casting hardware
that compliments our designs, you can use any hardware that
you find. Important things to note that we need to make your
door are the boring specifications. We will need templates
and other specifics. Please talk to your salesperson for more