The Different Types of Wooden Doors

The Different Types of Wooden Doors

Wooden doors are among the best doors that you can consider for your house. Wooden doors can be used as both external and interior doors. There is a broad range of such doors, constructed from ideal timber that will compliment any style of décor.The doors provide a great first impression of your house to visitors. Below are the most common types of wooden doors that you can select from.

Derby with Canterbury glass and Fleur de lys fittings

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Door Heights Across The Pond

Door Heights Across The Pond

How UK and US door heights compare amongst each other

Petworth oak double glazed door with natural finish

A wooden door, in a UK standard size.

If you have read our previous post on door sizes throughout the UK, you might like this one. In the previous article, we noted subtle differences in dimension on both sides of the Scottish border. This time, we take a look at how door heights differ on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.

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A Creative Use of Recycled Doors

A Creative Use of Recycled Doors

How recycled doors form part of Stefaan De Croock’s portrait work

Recycled doors image by Lauryn Lukin (via Shutterstock).

Recycled doors Image by Lauryn Lukin (via Shutterstock).

Old wooden doors don’t always die. Some end up as bonfire wood or become coffee tables. In the early 1980s, their use was suggested as part of nuclear fallout shelters in the Protect and Survive booklet. Stefaan De Croock has a more unique way of repurposing recycled doors, and the results are awesome.

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Why Choose Oak Wood Doors?

Why Choose Oak Wood Doors?

The benefits of having oak wood doors

Bespoke oak wood doors

Stylish: as seen in a modern style, Oak doors can be effective.

As wood goes, there is nothing more elegant and traditional than the mighty Oak. It is a tree that is associated with all things English, olde worlde, and the National Trust logo. Or Sherwood Forest, where the old oak tree is associated with Robin Hood. Nothing reflects solidity better than oak wood doors.

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Why Go for Double Glazed Doors?

Why Go for Double Glazed Doors?

The benefits of wooden double glazed doors

Petworth oak double glazed door with natural finish

Wooden double glazed doors such as this Petworth oak one can resemble their older single glazed counterparts.

Double glazed doors: what’s the first thing you think about? Identikit white PVC-U varieties devoid of charm? The fact they are adorn many homes? You probably think that many PVC-U door look the same. Whether PVC-U or wooden, there are some common factors.

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Woman Banned from Knocking on Doors

Woman Banned from Knocking on Doors

Two-month suspended jail sentence for persistent door knocking

Door knocking image by Greentellect Studio (via Shutterstock).

A door knocker. Image by Greentellect Studio (via Shutterstock).

Do you remember playing Knock A Door Run? In this game, you tried to knock on as many doors without being caught. It is a prank which dates from the Victorian times. It is also known as Knock Down Ginger and (in North America) Nicky Nicky Nine Doors. Persistent door knocking can land you in trouble, and this happened to Claire Bowden of Shifnal, Shropshire.

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May The Automatic Doors Be With You

May the Automatic Doors Be With You

Toddler tries to open automatic doors in airport with Star Wars style ‘magic powers’

Automatic Doors by Dario Diament (via Shutterstock).

Indispensable in public buildings: automatic doors. Image by Dario Diament (via Shutterstock).

Automatic doors are a boon for any public building. From airport terminals to DIY stores, they enable us to carry heavy items to and from our cars. A revolutionary design which saves on manpower, as no-one needs to hold the door for you. For today’s post, we would like to share with you this humorous clip.

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Know Your Standard Door Sizes

Know Your Standard Door Sizes

A quick look at standard door sizes in the UK

Standard door sizes image by Thammasiri (via Shutterstock).

Image by Thammasiri (via Shutterstock).

What is a standard door size? Unless you start choosing doors yourself, door sizes are something we might take for granted. Believe it or not, there is more than standard size throughout the United Kingdom. Many of Scotland’s doors are slightly different in dimension to English, Northern Irish, and Welsh counterparts.

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