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Walnut Wood

Walnut hardwood has beautiful and distinct differences in color between the nearly white sapwood and the heartwood that ranges from a deep, rich, almost chocolate brown to a purplish black. Read more

Flush Entry Doors

Most flush (or flat surface) doors cannot be installed as entry doors—due to thin surface veneers that do not perform well when exposed to exterior elements. Sun Mountain manufactures flush doors that can be exterior doors. Read more

Elliptical Arches

Sun Mountain offers a variety of arched-top doors, and one of the unique and beautiful arches is the elliptical arch. This egg-shaped arch differs greatly from standard flat arch or true arch designs. Read more

Stile and Rail Doors Can be Modern

Modern doors are often flush construction, providing a simple design with minimal embellishments. But modern doors can also be stile and rail construction. Design elements frequently include a square top, one to three panels, square sticking, and flat (not raised) panels. Read more

Cedar Wood

Traditionally used in humidors, Cedar is prized for its resistance to insect attacks and rot, and is an excellent choice for exterior doors. Read more

Easy Tools for Finding the Right Door

Selecting the right door is a critical decision when building or remodeling a home. While the home’s front door makes that important initial impression, interior doors are literally present in every room of the house. Sorting out all the decision points when searching for the perfect doors can be daunting! Read more

Pivot Doors—A Creative Function

Doors can open and close in a variety of ways, and one unique function growing in popularity is the “pivot” door—generally used on entry doors. These doors operate on a special pivot hinge, with pins that attach at the top and bottom of the door, installed several inches from the door edge. Read more

Wormy Maple Wood, a Unique Choice

Wormy Maple (sometimes called “Ambrosia Maple”) is a grade of Soft Maple, specifically selected and sorted to show mineral streaks and color variations caused by the Ambrosia beetle. The beetle infests the live Maple tree, depositing larvae that bore small “worm holes” and discolor the wood. No two boards are alike. Read more

Cathedral Arch Double Door

Sun Mountain recently produced this magnificent double door to grace the main entry of a luxury residence in the Bay Area near San Jose, California. The door features 10-each “Vecchio” glass lites presented in a vertical orientation, divided in a unique pattern by small horizontal rails. Read more

African Mahogany

Mahogany has long been prized as an exclusive and upscale wood for furnishings, doors, and even cars (you can add Mahogany to your Porsche Cayman for about $2,000). Read more