& TENON CONSTRUCTION
Have you ever admired a historic house, wondered how it could stand strong
and square after hundreds of years? It's all in the construction. "Mortise
and Tenon" construction is a time-tested method of locking wood joints
together. The method involves cutting a mortise, or hole in one piece
of wood and forming a tenon, or projecting part on another, and fitting
them together tightly to form a secure bond between the two components.
ART GLASS MILLWORKS
Constructs every entry door with this centuries-old method, and takes
it one step further, by applying waterproof bonding agents inside the
joint to permanently join together the stiles and rails, which are the
vertical and horizontal structural components.
All stiles and rails in our oak entry doors are laminated-not to be confused
with veneer. We take two boards of superior quality four-quarter (1"
thick) Northern American Red Oak and bond them together to form a sort
of sandwich around the glue. This method creates stress balanced components
of solid wood with maximum resistance to warping. ART GLASS MILLWORKS
doors are solid wood, not veneered.
SOLID PANEL CONSTRUCTION
Even the raised panels in our oval doors are safeguarded against cracking.
A full 15/8" thick, each panel is bonded by finger-locking glue joints.
Floating panel assembly insures further resistance to cracking and splitting.
HIGHEST QUALITY WOOD & SELECTION METHODS
We choose only the highest grades of Northern American Red Oak, Genuine
Mahogany from Honduras, clear Poplar, and hard, stain grade Maple. Cherry,
and other woods are available by quote. We carefully match each piece
by wood specie, grade, density, color, texture and compatible grain patterns.
E-Z SET PREHUNG ENTRY SYSTEMS: NO PIECEWORK. NO GUESSWORK.
It's a complete prehung entry door system. Your door(s) come sized, hinged,
weather stripped and of course with a complete hinged frame read), to
be set into the opening and secured. Choose from a variety of sills, moldings
and other features. Complete prefinishing is also available.