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Answered by Our Experts- Can you choose a custom wood type for your front door?

Tuesday August 25th, 2020
We know you have questions and who better to answer them then our expert craftsmen! Our builders have taken some frequently asked questions and answered them in as much detail as possible. Each week we will be having one of our experts answer a question in our series Answered by Our Experts.

There is no shortage of options here at Rustica. Finding the right door can really change a space entirely. We want to provide you with the most options possible and that includes having multiple wood types to choose from. While we do have different wood types available, it’s important to know which would be best for a front door. Our shop expert, Pat King explains this topic further.

Can you choose a custom wood type for your front door?
Yes, you can choose custom wood types for an entry door. There are certain wood types that work better for exterior doors though. Softwoods such as pine and douglas fir are not the best for entry doors. Hardwoods are better suited for exterior rated doors. We have used a lot of different wood types such as walnut, maple, cherry, oak, and mahogany. In my experience, the best wood for this application is oak and mahogany.

-Pat King, Hinged Door Manager

Another thing to keep in mind for your door is that each wood type features its own unique look. If you are going to be painting your door, think about the potential knots and wood grain for each type. If you are picking a wood type for its characteristics, our clear coat is a great option!

Our experts are standing by to answer all of your questions about our products and then some. Our team is extremely knowledgeable and can’t wait to help you. If you have a question that you would like answered by our experts, let us know! We would love to help! And who knows, maybe your question will end up on our next Answered by Our Experts.


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