Wood Products Manufacturing Info

  • French Lites come standard for single pane of glass. Lites for individual panes of glass are available at an additional cost.
  • French Lites come standard with equal sized lites. Special placement of mullions for lites is available at an additional cost.
  • “Recessed Panel” door means the door has an approximate 1/4” ply panel.
  • If you require a special color or grain, you must supply us with a sample and make note of your requirements at the time of ordering. An option charge may be assessed. Our best effort will be made to match your sample material to your order. Please remember wood is a natural product and it is not always possible to get an exact match.
  • Plywood specifications are subject to change without notice based on quality and availability. Please let us know if you have any specific requirements (plain sliced, rotary, rift, etc.).
  • Every effort is taken to minimize natural characteristics (pitch pockets, pin knots, and mineral streaks) in our “Select” materials. Since they are a natural occurrence in wood products they are not considered a manufacturing defect.
  • Cherry material will naturally darken, sometimes drastically, when exposed to sun and natural light. This may be enhanced with light and clear finishes and is not considered a manufacturing defect.
  • Extra sanding steps may be necessary when using dark stains and glazes to ensure an even finish.
  • Cherry, Maple, European Steamed Beech, Pine, and Birch may require treatment with a pre-sealer, especially when using medium to dark finishes, to prevent blotchy or uneven finishing.
  • The material grade requested is for the face of the door. The back will be one grade down from the face.
  • All Recessed Pink Birch doors have Alder frames. Pink Birch frames with Pink Birch panels are available, as are White Birch frames with White Birch panels, at an additional cost.
  • Any “Natural” material means: some color variation, small and large stave pieces, and some mineral.
  • Any “Paint Grade” material means: Material is sound with no regard for color match, and all natural defects are acceptable as long as they are sound. Putty fill is also acceptable. Paint Grade materials are listed as Paint Grade - Alder, Maple, Paint Grade hardwood, etc. Panels can be MDF or wood. MDF panels are strongly recommended for quality purposes when painting. Other materials may be painted but are not guaranteed.
  • Any “Finish Grade “ material uses the material grade option that best suites the Water-based Finish look you have selected and is available in most wood species.