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Custom Doors Go Vertical!

1-panel, 1-lite door

A convention in door design—probably the most familiar—is horizontally oriented multi-panel layouts. That is, a door’s face divided by horizontal rails, creating two, three, or more panels. But vertically oriented doors, where a vertical mullion divides the door’s face, are a popular trend in door design.

Here is a recent example. This 1-panel, 1-lite door (TT-0101-D002, with custom v-grooves) features a top rail true arch. It is made of select White Oak and finished in Grays Peak Glaze (from Sun Mountain’s gray palette of standard finish colors). The vertical panel and vertical lite accentuate the door’s height (8 feet, in this case), making it an absolute standout in an Albuquerque home.

More examples of vertically oriented doors are shown below. Some have one mullion separating the door into two equal panels; others show an option for an off-set mullion, creating an interesting asymmetrical layout. Others include two vertical mullions (or muntins in the case of the all-glass door).

Vertically oriented custom wood doors

From left: 2-panel pair (HF-0200-D001), with spanning top rail flat arch, made of knotty Alder, finished in Rio Grande glaze; 2-panel (SQ-0200-D005, made of select Alder, shown unfinished; 3-lite (SQ-0003-D005-W), made of select Cherry, finished in Clear Coat; 2-panel (SQ-0200-D001), made of knotty Alder, finished in Blackcurrant stain; 3-panel (SQ-0300-D001), made of Wormy Maple, finished in Poudre River glaze; 1-panel, 1-lite (SQ-0101-D006), with custom horizontal kerfs, made of Sapele, finished in Clear Coat.

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