From Egyptian timber panels, to our 21st century
This particular cottage door is one of our favourites. It’s a prime grade Euro Oak vertical paneled ‘bath’ style door making use of the black iron hardware range we offer.
Timber doors date back as far as the Egyptians who often used solid timber single or double doors on their Pharaoh’s tombs. Warping was of no concern to them due to the intensely dry climate, however in many other countries then and most definitely now (especially in England…) climate is a very important fetaure in door design! Our doors are made with that in mind, and are manufactured with what is essentially a sub frame to keep it sturdy and from warping. We make our door with stiles (solid timber up the height of the door) and rails (timber running the width of the door) depending on the chosen style. The stiles, rails & mullions (vertical rails for design and strength) depending on door style, are all joined together by mortice and tenon joints making the door incredibly sturdy. If you’re purchasing a paneled door like the one in this post, we use these features as a sub frame alongside an insulation core which is then covered by a tricoya panel and then vertical or horizontal panels to get to the desired door design.
So after a very brief history lesson about timber doors from the Egyptians, to the timber doors that we manufacture now, we can definitely say that timber door manufacture has come a long way! If the Egyptians used timber to protect their Pharoah, then it’s place as a front door here in England is definitely deserved!