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Modern exterior and interior doors

Posted by cdrmemphis at July 23. 2006

Anyone found any good sites with modern exterior or interior doors. We are trying to find an exterior doors (mainly for a back door) without all those raised panels that looks like it belongs on some colonial house. Please post your links and ideas!

Re: Modern exterior and interior doors

Posted by Jason Lopes at July 25. 2006

Hello CDR. This is my first time posting here so please be kind. :)


I was looking mainly for interior doors to replace the existing hollow core slab doors in my home. After seeing what was available I was pretty disappointed at how prohibitively expensive some of these companies are and decided to build a copy of the door that I wanted. I've never done any type of carpentry myself and have never had an opportunity to determine whether or not I'm handy with tools since I have never previously owned any. Regardless, this didn't deter me. I'll list below my current project to customize and install new interior doors.

I found the door that I wanted: http://www.longhi.it/images/foto/312striped_bat.jpg

The door body itself is an unprimed hardboard door that I bought at home depot. They don't stock these but can order pretty much any Masonite product. If you decide to go this route make sure you print and bring the PDF with you. It will help them pick out exactly what you're looking for.
http://www.masonite.com/PRODUCT_GUIDE/pdfs/FlushBrochure.pdf

I ordered SOSS invisible hinges:
http://www.hardwaresource.com/Store_ViewProducts.asp?Cat=609

Now the tricky part... We recently ordered a Poliform Zoe bed (www.poliformusa.com) in Ovangkol. We wanted the doors to match the furniture so we had to find a matching veneer. I looked around and found that Ovangkol is frequently referred to as Mozambique or Shedua. I picked up a few sheets of 22.2 MIL Mozambique paperbacked veneer.
https://oakwoodveneer.com/shop/shop4_8_m.html

In oreder to glue the veneer to the door you'll need some supplies:
http://www.joewoodworker.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=40products_id=2223
http://www.joewoodworker.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=37products_id=2328
http://www.joewoodworker.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=37products_id=382

I looked around and found a metal supplier and purchased square metal bars for the horizantal details.
https://www.metalsdepot.com/products/stainless2.phtml?page=squareLimAcc=%20aident=

You can't open a door without a handle or knob of some sort. This is what I wanted to order but wasn't able to find it locally.
http://www.omniaindustries.com/latchsets.html
I bought something temporary and will eventually buy the omina shown in the link.


Since you said post some ideas I figured I'd tell you my ongoing project for interior doors. I've already applied the veneer and now need to mortise the door for the hinges and order some door jambs that I'll need to mortise as well. I'll have to pick up a router for this. I'm also considering epoxying the metal bars to the front of the door since I like the way they look there moreso than I like the flushmounted look.

If you're looking for something prefabricated you can check out the following links:
http://www.bartelsusa.com/
http://www.longhi.it/sito/index.php?id_argomento=1
http://www.trep-trepiu.com/porteeng/index.htm
http://neoporte.com/

Re: Modern exterior and interior doors

Posted by maria macias at March 20. 2007

Previously Jason Lopes wrote:



Hello CDR. This is my first time posting here so please be kind. :)


I was looking mainly for interior doors to replace the existing hollow core slab doors in my home. After seeing what was available I was pretty disappointed at how prohibitively expensive some of these companies are and decided to build a copy of the door that I wanted. I've never done any type of carpentry myself and have never had an opportunity to determine whether or not I'm handy with tools since I have never previously owned any. Regardless, this didn't deter me. I'll list below my current project to customize and install new interior doors.

I found the door that I wanted: http://www.longhi.it/images/foto/312striped_bat.jpg

The door body itself is an unprimed hardboard door that I bought at home depot. They don't stock these but can order pretty much any Masonite product. If you decide to go this route make sure you print and bring the PDF with you. It will help them pick out exactly what you're looking for.
http://www.masonite.com/PRODUCT_GUIDE/pdfs/FlushBrochure.pdf

I ordered SOSS invisible hinges:
http://www.hardwaresource.com/Store_ViewProducts.asp?Cat=609

Now the tricky part... We recently ordered a Poliform Zoe bed (www.poliformusa.com) in Ovangkol. We wanted the doors to match the furniture so we had to find a matching veneer. I looked around and found that Ovangkol is frequently referred to as Mozambique or Shedua. I picked up a few sheets of 22.2 MIL Mozambique paperbacked veneer.
https://oakwoodveneer.com/shop/shop4_8_m.html

In oreder to glue the veneer to the door you'll need some supplies:
http://www.joewoodworker.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=40products_id=2223
http://www.joewoodworker.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=37products_id=2328
http://www.joewoodworker.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=37products_id=382

I looked around and found a metal supplier and purchased square metal bars for the horizantal details.
https://www.metalsdepot.com/products/stainless2.phtml?page=squareLimAcc=%20aident=

You can't open a door without a handle or knob of some sort. This is what I wanted to order but wasn't able to find it locally.
http://www.omniaindustries.com/latchsets.html
I bought something temporary and will eventually buy the omina shown in the link.


Since you said post some ideas I figured I'd tell you my ongoing project for interior doors. I've already applied the veneer and now need to mortise the door for the hinges and order some door jambs that I'll need to mortise as well. I'll have to pick up a router for this. I'm also considering epoxying the metal bars to the front of the door since I like the way they look there moreso than I like the flushmounted look.

If you're looking for something prefabricated you can check out the following links:
http://www.bartelsusa.com/
http://www.longhi.it/sito/index.php?id_argomento=1
http://www.trep-trepiu.com/porteeng/index.htm
http://neoporte.com/



Re: Modern exterior and interior doors

Posted by maria macias at March 20. 2007
Hello Jason. I found your comments very helpful. We are building a home in the South Texas area. It is difficult to find any modern stuff in an area where Spanish homes are the norm. I love your ideas to transform a plain door into a work of art. Do you have any pictures? thanks Toni

Re: Modern exterior and interior doors

Posted by Matteo Baceda at March 21. 2007

I used Modernus doors (http://www.modernus.com), and I am very happy about them.

They have a great selection of wood and aluminum doors (I used the inlaid wood doors). Beautiful!


Re: Modern exterior and interior doors

Posted by JB at March 22. 2007

Jason definitely has the right idea if you're pinching your pennies.  Hopefully he'll post some pictures for us.

If you're not as handy as Jason though- 

In addition to tre-piu  mentioned above (same company as poliform)- these are some sexy beasts:
http://www.lualdiporte.com/

If you order a simple finish without too many options you can get lualdi for ~$600 per door including the hardware (I've been told).  If you factor in the doors, hardware, jambs, veneer and labor- Jason's technique probably isn't a whole lot less.

Not only do they look incredible but they operate like the door of a mercedes (or other high end german car)-  Since the whole unit is factory fabricated they install and operate like nothing you've ever felt (unless you spend some time in europe where the approach is typical).

Re: Modern exterior and interior doors

Posted by JohnC at April 04. 2007

For exterior doors, there is an option that is fairly inexpensive.

Attached is a picture of a 3' 6" steel door with some 15" glass panels inserted. This type of window does have a moulding on the inside and outside that holds it in place. The door was made by Masonite and we specified the size and placement of the windows. It was purchased through the local lumber company for $350.

So, you could have just about anything you want made as long as your design does not weaken the structure of the door.

John

PS: sorry for the low res image

 
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Re: Modern exterior and interior doors

Posted by uncleho at April 08. 2007

I can't believe everybody forgot the obvious one - SIMPSON.

They have from the traditional BLAH to the modern, clean, wood frames. I haven't checked on prices, but I'd bet my dog it isn't an arm and a leg like those foreign makes.

Re: Modern exterior and interior doors

Posted by Sarah Parker at September 13. 2007

You can also try MODERNUS doors. They are worth the money, I used them myself and I am really happy.

http://www.modernus.com

 

 
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Re: Modern exterior and interior doors

Posted by CeJay at May 09. 2011

Also, try out Deco Design Center, they can manufacture any contemporary or modern entry or interior doors that you are looking for and they ship all over the world!

 

http://www.DecoDesignCenter.com

 
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