“Rustic” style has been a favorite choice in home design for decades. It is often associated with “Mountain” style that features grand stone fireplaces, ceiling beams, and well-worn knotty wood doors—these natural elements warming the space and creating a comfortable and inviting atmosphere.
But rustic style isn’t exclusive to the cozy mountain retreat. Rustic elements are important parts of many favored design trends, including Farmhouse, Mediterranean, American Southwestern, French Country, Industrial, and Bohemian. Distressed knotty-wood doors are a foundational component of these fashionable styles.
Above, at left, is a Sun Mountain classic and beautiful example of Mountain Rustic style: 2-panel door (SQ-0200-D008-P) with randomly spaced V-grooves and clavos, made of knotty Alder and finished in Slate River glaze. At right is a 14-lite double door (SQ-0014-D011) made of select Cherry finished in Clear Coat (an interesting deviation from the typical knotty wood species), at home in an adobe-style Santa Fe home.
A true-arched top Mediterranean-style entry door (TR-0200-D008-P) is shown at left. It has V-grooved panels, speakeasy and iron grille, and is made of knotty Alder with Fall River glaze finish. At right is a flush entry door (SQ-0000-F001-P) with V-grooves and metal inlays, made of knotty Alder and finished in Glacier Point glaze.