Doors

Nate Swanson

In a previous blog post, we shared tips for choosing a front door to enhance curb appeal. Now, we’re going to focus on interior doors.

The doors inside your home are just as important as the doors outside your home. Interior doors both separate rooms and are a vital component of your home’s design. If you’re building a new home, remodeling or just interested in discovering new ways to change up the look and feel of a room, these interior door styles are all wonderful options.

Barn Doors

These unique sliding doors add functionality to any space while also doubling as an accent piece. Barn doors are perfect for creating a modern, industrial or rustic look. They look great in master bedrooms, bathrooms, pantries, and kitchens. Check out this article from Houzz.com to help figure out if barn doors are the best choice for your space.

Barn Door – shown in KAL 180

Barn Door – shown in KAL 180

Here at Woodgrain Doors, we offer seven barn door designs in two-panel styles. Learn more about our barn door options here.

Decorative Glass Doors 

Modern and attractive, glass doors are a great choice if you want to brighten up any room in your house. Glass doors come in a variety of styles and clarity. Clear glass doors allow maximum natural light, while frosted glass doors (like what you might see in the shower) allow some light while still maintaining a semblance of privacy.

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 Decorative Glass Door – shown in RAD 4610

Glass doors work well in dining rooms, living rooms, offices, master bedrooms, and bathrooms. Woodgrain Doors offers an extensive line of both traditional and contemporary glass door designs. Click here to learn more about our glass options.

Louver Doors 

Louver doors are both functional and eye-catching. Designed to provide privacy and ventilation, these attractive shutter-like doors are a great option for closets, utility rooms, hallways, storage rooms or any other space that requires maximum air circulation.

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 Louver Door – shown in RAD 730

As one of the largest manufacturers of interior louver doors in the U.S., Woodgrain Doors offers a variety of louver door designs. Click here for our full list of door options.

MDF Primed Router Carved Doors 

Made of medium density fiberboard (MDF), these doors resist shrinking, warping and expansion. Plus, they are environmentally friendly. We especially love these doors because they are extremely customizable. They don’t have a grain so you can paint them whatever color you want.

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 MDF Door – shown in PRM 5152

Woodgrain offers a seemingly infinite number of carved MDF design options. Click here to learn more.

Want more interior door design ideas? Visit woodgraindoors.com to see our full product offering or check out our Pinterest board.

Nate Swanson

As we mentioned in our last blog post, it’s peak home selling season, which means you may be looking to enhance your curb appeal. Swapping out your old front door with a new one is a great way to create an inviting entryway. What more, installation is simple enough that you can do it yourself. But before you get carried away hauling off your old door, consider the following tips when choosing a new front door.

Woodgrain Doors Knotty Alder 6 lite over 1 planked panel Craftsman door with matching sidelights.

Select a style

Before looking through a catalog of doors, make an assessment of your house to determine its unique style. Is it a colonial? Mid-century modern? Rustic farmhouse? Understanding your home’s character will help you narrow down the options and select a new door that fits. This helpful article on DIY Network breaks down some of the most popular styles on the market.

Woodgrain Doors Knotty Alder planked panel door and sidelight with wide reed glass.

Know your species

Regardless of your style, you will need to choose a wood species for your front door. Our wood species guide is a great resource to determine which types are ideal for the paint, stain or finish you’re looking for.  

Woodgrain Doors Radiata Pine sash door; 9 lite over raised 2 panels with Delta Frost glass sidelights.

Get glass (or not)

Decorative glass is a beautiful option that fits many door styles. However, if you’re looking for maximum privacy, a full-glass front door may not fit your needs. Therefore, consider opaque, textured glass, a partial-glass door or sidelights. Similar to species, there are a wide variety of glass options. Check out our glass resource guide to see which glass option appeals to you.

Woodgrain Doors Maple 15 lite French doors.

Don’t get hung up

If your door frame is intact, there is no need to change it. Just buy a slab door whose dimensions will hang on your existing hinges. 

Woodgrain Doors Mahogany 6 lite over raised 2-panel Craftsman door.

Want more ways to spruce up your front door? Check out our tips for summer door decor or browse our photo gallery for inspiration. Good luck with your project!

 

 

 

Heather Hastings

An inviting front door creates some serious curb appeal. Here are some simple suggestions that will help you dress up your exterior entryway.

Be Natural

Accenting your door with wreaths adorned with flowers, fruits or greenery is a fresh way to create an inviting ambiance.

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Nothing says summer like an ice-cold glass of lemonade. So, why not welcome guests with a zesty wreath made of lemons, like the one pictured here? Get crafty and make your own or check out Etsy if you’d rather buy instead of DIY. You can also incorporate other citrus varieties, using the wreath pictured below by celebrated floral designer Ariella Chezar as inspiration.

The Flower Workshop

If you prefer flowers, create a floral wreath from the annuals in your garden or assemble a gorgeous bouquet, like the one pictured below.

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In addition to wreaths and hanging door decor, you can adorn your entryway with potted plants, colorful flowers or even fruit trees!

Say Something

No need to roll out the welcome mat with this friendly decor. Say “hello” to this modern, yet playful boxwood wreath. Eucalyptus leaves also make a simple yet elegant backdrop for a DIY  message. Chalkboard gives you the option to customize your message and works beautifully when paired with a colorful floral arrangement.

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If you’re going for a bold look, put writing on the wall (literally). Blogger Start At Home Decor likes to change up her greeting seasonally.

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As always, look to Pinterest and you’re sure to be inspired by all the creative DIY projects.

Get Festive

Summer is the season to kick back with with a fruity drink donned with a cute umbrella. Get the party started from the minute you walk through the door with this adorable party umbrella wreath. It cost this blogger $10 and one hour of her time to create.

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Another easy, breezy idea for a wreath is to use pinwheels, like the one pictured below. We’ve compiled a few DIY options here, here and here that look simple enough to tackle on a rainy afternoon.

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We’d love to see how you’re dressing up your door this summer. Share your pictures with us on Facebook or Twitter.

Heather Hastings

We at Woodgrain are committed to the environment. That’s why over 99% of the wood fiber we process is used as a product. This sustainable practice is often referred to as upcycling. The official definition: the process where you transform by-products, waste materials, useless, or unwanted products into new materials or products of better quality or for better environmental value.

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Our line of Nature’s horse bedding is a great example of upcycling. All Nature’s products are created from sawdust, fine shavings and trim materials used in the manufacturing process of our millwork products. Another great example is Proof—an eyewear company started by descendants of the family who founded Woodgrain. Proof’s glasses are crafted from sustainable materials—including FSC-certified wood, cotton-based acetate, and even repurposed skateboard decks.

Proof sunglasses from iwantproof.com

So now that you’re more familiar with upcycling, let’s bring it home. Take a look around your house. Surely there are items you want to donate or even trash. Can you think of some ways you can reuse those items? Here are some ideas to get you started:

This is a great idea for cats, too, as they love jumping in drawers.

Repurpose an old dresser drawer into a new, custom piece of furniture. PopSugar has over 200 brilliant ideas for cool upcycling projects, but this chic dog bed by DIY Show Off is my absolute favorite. This is a great idea for cats, too, as they love jumping in drawers. Genius!

I would have never guessed this headboard started off as a door.

How about that old door you’ve had in your storage shed for years? As you can see in this blog post, Remodelaholic looked at 100 different ways you can use your old door. Our favorite, add a little crown moulding to the top of an old door to create a classic headboard, like this one by DIY blogger Infarrantly Creative. Gorgeous!

Upcycling bonus: This pedestal is made from reclaimed barn wood redwood.

If you’ve got an old door lying around, you may also have some random pieces of trim. We’ve found the perfect idea for moulding that can provide function and beauty in your home: The architectural moulding pedestal. If you’re lucky enough to have decorative moulding on hand, you can create an ornate work of art that doubles as a dining room table centerpiece. We love the craftsmanship on this piece from The Cultured Artisan. (Upcycling bonus: This pedestal is made from reclaimed barn redwood.)

We will continue exploring upcycling ideas on our blog and would love to hear about some of your favorites. Show us an example of how you’ve upcycled doors and moulding in the comments below. We may even feature you in a future blog post. Happy upcycling!

 

Nate Swanson

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While classic styles will always remain popular, each year brings new trends in interior door preferences. These are the popular styles we’re seeing so far this year:

Sleek and modern. With minimalism gaining more and more ground, many people are turning to strong, functional materials, especially for common rooms and home offices. Primed shaker and flat panel doors will continue to be a popular design option.

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Bold neutrals. Crisp white is a timeless look for most interior styles, but adding colors like grey, espresso, or black creates beautiful contrast for natural wood accents and flooring. With design options ranging from 1-panel to 6-panel, Woodgrain shaker doors offer a variety of choices that will look good in virtually any color.

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Clean lines. This year, less is more when it comes to door styles. The trend toward a modern look means staying away from ornate details. Think minimal and stick to simple designs.

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Which door trends are you most drawn to? Click here to browse our full collection of door designs, and feel free to contact us with any questions.

Nate Swanson

At Woodgrain, we’re always expanding our product offerings to reflect innovative and current styles. This year, we’re adding 40 new door designs, and 7 of those belong to the new Barn Door Collection. This collection is one of my favorites because it’s so versatile. If you’re considering adding a barn door to your home, I hope the questions and answers below help you make the decision.

What inspired Woodgrain to create the new Barn Door Collection?

We’ve seen barn doors emerge as an interior design trend, and it’s one we think has staying power. Barn doors make a wonderful functional accent piece for a wide variety of rooms – from closets to kitchens to bedrooms and more, there are so many possibilities. Any door on a rail can technically be considered a barn door and the style extends beyond the classic rustic look. Barn doors complement modern, industrial, and traditional interiors as well.

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KAL 180

Woodgrain Doors MDF 184

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What options are available in the Woodgrain Barn Door collection?

There are seven new Barn Door designs and five different species to choose from:

  • Knotty Alder
  • Knotty Pine
  • Radiata Pine
  • Ponderosa Pine
  • MDF Primed Router carved

Doors in the collection offer 2/6 through 3/6 width options and are available in 6/8, 7/0, and 8/0 heights. Learn more about the options here.

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With these options, there are endless possibilities to design the look right for your home.

What distinguishes Woodgrain Barn Doors?

Products within our Barn Door Collection are constructed here in the U.S. and are built with Woodgrain’s superior craftsmanship. We are proud to uphold the industry’s highest standard of authentic stile and rail construction. Each barn door features a ¾” panel design to highlight the definition and elegance of the v-groove design. The mulls in each layout are full thickness and engineered to meet flush with the stiles and rails to provide a unique combination of beauty, strength and durability.

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We’re excited about the new  Barn Door Collection and feel that it will be a great addition to Woodgrain Doors’ product offering. We’ve showcased the collection at recent industry events, and I’m happy to see that others feel as excited about it as we are.

For more information about about the Barn Door Collection and distribution partners visit WoodgrainDoors.com.

 

Joseph Merkley

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According to the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, post-Super Bowl Blues are real, and not to be taken lightly. As a huge football fan myself, I can definitely relate. But why would I bring this up now when we’re in the throes of anticipation of the game?

Because no matter your team, scheduling some weekend activities to fill the Sunday football void will smooth the transition to off-season. Here are some weekend projects I recommend to take your mind off those (soon-to-be) empty Sundays:  

Wainscoting

Wainscoting encompasses a wide variety of paneling styles and is used to enhance many different interior spaces, including mantels, stairways, home galleries, and more. DIY blog Sunlit Spaces has a great list of wainscoting ideas here. When picking the style, consider the impact you want to make in your room. Do you prefer a formal look, or something more casual? Traditional or modern? Would you like to make a statement in the room or do you prefer a more subdued style? There are a lot of options!

A common style that fits many spaces is two-tone wainscoting. If this look is right for your home, I recommend purchasing Finished Elegance for an easy, durable installation.

Replace a door and repurpose the old one

Most of us have at least one pesky door nagging to be replaced – whether the style is dated, it blocks too much light, or the pets have ruined it. Replacing a door can transform an entire room. The first steps to replacing a door are choosing style and materials. Vanessa Brunner of Houzz has a great guide to selecting interior doors here. You can see a collection of customizable styles from Woodgrain here.

Once you’ve replaced the door, consider repurposing it. CountryLiving suggests 17 ideas ranging from entertainment console (for when football season finally returns!) to hanging picnic tables for summer entertaining.

Moulding art

Hear me out. Moulding art may sound like the worst possible football replacement, but Better Homes and Gardens has some awesome ideas here. My favorites are the kids’ art gallery and the headboard.

These three ideas are just the start – once you get on a roll, you may find that home improvement projects are the perfect football replacement. (OK, that’s clearly an exaggeration, but you can see where I’m coming from.) Let us hear about your results, and in the meantime, go Broncos!

Nate Swanson

When customers are looking to select interior and exterior doors to complement their décor there are many options available in the market today. So why should they purchase wood stile and rail doors over the other options?

Beauty. Strength. Durability.

Woodgrain Doors combines all three of these features in every door we offer. A wood door provides a unique look for every door. The specie of wood also impacts the grain pattern and natural color of the door. No two wood doors will ever look the same. When staining or clear coating your door, the rich look of the wood will show through and add warmth. Each door truly adds its own unique beauty to the aesthetic of the home.

Woodgrain’s quality craftsmanship upholds the industry’s highest standard of authentic stile and rail construction and is committed to using the highest quality raw materials to build our doors. The solid wood stile and rails are found in all of our door types along with solid wood panels for the full panel doors, providing increased strength and durability for each door.

The overall benefits of wood doors over other door types include:

  • Superior aesthetics
  • Increased strength and durability
  • Energy efficiency through increased insulation
  • Better sound barrier
  • Increased resistance to fire, slower burn rate

With the breadth of styles, designs and options offered, the superior craftsmanship and the increased strength and durability from Woodgrain Doors, customers are sure to find a door that meets their functional needs as well as enhancing the charm of their home.

For more information on our product offering to create a similar piece in your home, visit woodgraindoors.com.

Nate Swanson

Woodgrain Doors is excited to unveil our new Full Line Catalog. Our comprehensive product offering consists of over 3,000 unique doors and serves as an all-encompassing guide for distributors, builders, remodelers, architects and homeowners. You’ll also find our product guide includes 30+ new door designs to our impressive collection that also meets current design trends.

Our Full Line Catalog showcases all available doors and customizable options.

Our door listing includes:

  • Raised Panel
  • Flat Panel
  • Shaker
  • Planked Panel
  • Bifold
  • Louver
  • Café
  • Decorative Glass
  • Design Collection
  • Utility
  • Traditional French
  • Sash
  • Craftsman
  • Sidelight
  • Transoms

Our customizable options include:

  • 11 species
  • 19 glass options
  • 16 panel options
  • Standard and custom sizes
  • Fire ratings
  • And more

Woodgrain Doors combines beauty, strength and durability in every door we offer. By combining the breadth of styles, designs and options we offer with our superior craftsmanship, customers are sure to find a door that meets their functional need while enhancing the charm of their home.

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Visit woodgraindoors.com or call your sales representative to learn more.

Renae Crill

Looking to freshen up a guest bedroom before the holidays, but don’t know where to begin? With dropping temperatures and dreary weather outside, you’ll want to make sure your visitors are relaxed and comfortable throughout their stay. Few furnishings add coziness to a room like an upholstered headboard, but the cost of such comfort can be high. Rather than buying a new headboard, upcycling can be a great alternative.

Upcycling is the reuse of discarded objects in such a way as to create a product of a higher quality or value than the original. Using this concept and the materials of a salvaged wooden door, decorative wood trim, and upholstery supplies, you can create a luxurious upholstered headboard without the expensive price tag. This DIY tutorial walks you step-by-step through the production process with detailed instructions and photographs. A floating upholstered headboard makes a huge style impact that adds comfort and coziness to any bedroom, which is perfect for your guests this holiday season!

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For more door design inspiration, visit woodgraindoors.com.

Kelly Dame

Woodgrain is attending the 50th Annual Association of Millwork Distributors Convention next week. Come visit us:

Tuesday, October 21-Wednesday, October 22
Tampa Convention Center, Tampa FL
Booth 209

The Association of Millwork Distributors (AMD) has been the acknowledged leader in the millwork distribution industry for almost half a century. Through AMD, Woodgrain has the opportunity to network with other leading influencers within the industry, as well as showcase our product/service offering and continue learning about the specialized needs of our customers.

Join us next week as we unite and collaborate with the most successful millwork industry professionals!

John Jurcak

Woodgrain Doors combines beauty, strength and durability in every door we offer. By combining the breadth of styles, designs and options we offer with superior craftsmanship, you’ll be excited to hear Woodgrain Doors is expanding. We are breaking ground this week to expand our door manufacturing facility in Nampa, Idaho. We are adding a new 60,000 square foot building to increase our overall manufacturing facility to be over 300,000 square feet when complete. Our new addition will allow us to increase capabilities and streamline processes. The new building will be operational early 2015.

Woodgrain Doors is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of hardwood and softwood stile and rail doors, and door components. Distributors, builders, remodelers, architects and homeowners rely on Woodgrain products to build quality homes. Woodgrain is committed to innovation through continuous improvements in manufacturing, investment in design, excellence in craftsmanship and use of the highest quality raw materials to build doors that are as durable as they are beautiful.

Renae Crill

Displaying your favorite photos doesn’t have to be conventional. To add a rustic edge to your interior design, try reusing an old door in a high-traffic hallway. By simply re-purposing the door’s original glass panels and attaching coat hooks, you can create both a fun and functional piece.

This reworked door not only acts as its own unique art installation, but also displays those images that are most meaningful to you and your family. Read more to see how this simple DIY project makes a big style impact:

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To see our full Woodgrain Doors product offering, check out our new website woodgraindoors.com.

 

Paul Homenock

Woodgrain Distribution is now stocking two different styles of primed flat panel shaker doors with our true stile and rail construction out of the Houston Distribution Center. Profiles 4102 and 4107 are available in 36 versatile size and panel configurations.

Flat-panel shaker style doors are common in today’s modern and contemporary home designs. The clean, crisp lines provide a versatile look to complement subtle styles. Any shaker style door can be adaptable to a home’s design by customizing the following options for special order:

  • Glass panels
  • Magnetic chalkboard on 4102
  • Dry-erase whiteboard on 4102
  • 20-minute Fire Rating on 1-3/4” doors (stocked)

All stocked doors are available for immediate shipment on our regularly scheduled trucks.

Special orders are also available for customized options and are delivered in four to five weeks.

Characterized by simplicity, Woodgrain’s classic door designs will make a lasting impression in your home. Call your local sales rep for more information.

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For more information on our entire door offering, visit www.woodgraindistribution.com.

John Jurcak

Woodgrain Doors has been a domestic producer of Ponderosa Pine doors since 1985. The Pacific Northwest is home to the wood sourced for our Ponderosa Pine doors. Take pride in knowing your doors are produced in the USA.

The beautiful features of Ponderosa Pine include:

  • A straight, uniform grain pattern
  • Minimal amounts of reddish-brown color in the heartwood
  • Wide growth bands and honey-like color in the sapwood
  • Ability to stain in any color

From traditional to contemporary styles, choose features such as panel configuration, glass, size and finish for your ideal Ponderosa Pine door.

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Visit woodgraindoors.com to learn more about our product offering, view our photo gallery and to find a distributor in your area.

John Jurcak

Sometimes the thought of refreshing your home’s style can seem daunting. A great starting point for changing the look of a room is to choose the appropriate interior door. By picking a well-designed opening to your space, the entire room receives a burst of style that sets the tone for your overall aesthetic.

To ease the decision process, here are some helpful tips on choosing the perfect interior door:

1. Determine the type of project.

Are you looking to add flair to an everyday space like a bedroom or to showcase a specific section of your home such as the kitchen pantry?  Woodgrain Doors has products that fit all of your specific needs. For a more traditional space, our Raised Panel and Traditional French doors offer rich details that add to the established design. Modern interiors are complemented by our Flat Panel doors, which offer crisp lines and a more versatile look.

Check out our new website’s photo gallery to filter products by type and see all of the possibilities for your project: Photo Gallery

2. Select your door options.

Customize your door by selecting impactful options such as finish and glass.

Because Woodgrain doors are crafted with only the finest materials, you can finish your door from a wide variety of stain or paints. Paint dealers also have a broad selection of color chips on hand to demonstrate the look you can achieve when finishing Woodgrain doors.

Woodgrain Doors also offers 19 glass options to further customize your door. Our frosted, mirrored and white laminated glasses are great options for increased privacy. You can also add detail to your existing interior design with a variety of designed glass including rain, cross reed, bamboo, and sycamore.

For more information about picking the perfect door, visit our new site and see our full product offering: www.woodgraindoors.com

Renae Crill

An interior door makes an impression that carries throughout the entire room and into the rest of your home. Translate your personal style into an interior design statement with these simple DIY projects:

  • Paint:
    A quick and inexpensive way to update a door is with color. If you prefer a traditional look and feel, cool color palettes such as grey and blue can be complementary to existing architectural details without overpowering the space. You can also take a more modern approach with a bold hue that brings energy into any room. To make the room “pop” even more, try painting the moulding to match!

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  • Accessories:
        Another easy update to make is changing door accessories. Door knobs come in all shapes and sizes, reflecting personal style in a subtle, yet impactful way. While traditional knobs are typically round and made of brushed metal, there are also modern versions that add visual interest to the tactile experience. Popular trends in modern door knobs include painted patterns, crystal, and squared shapes.

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Visit woodgraindoors.com to see our full product offering and start your DIY project today!

John Jurcak

Woodgrain Doors is launching a new website showcasing the distinct beauty and authentic durability found in each door we offer. The exquisite collection of interior and exterior doors in an array of attractive designs is reflective of the sleek and stylish look of the website.

Door Finder: Customers and homeowners can easily find the ideal door for their home by quickly filtering through thousands of door designs, styles and configurations.

Photo Gallery: The Photo Gallery also provides design ideas from traditional to contemporary, in a variety of species, glass options and other customizable options.

How-To’s: Useful resources are offered to aid in finishing and installation techniques, and maintenance recommendations.

Technical Drawings: Architectures and designers can easily incorporate door specs into their home design.

Distributor Locator: Customers can find Distributors in their area.

Check out our new and improved website at woodgraindoors.com:

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Paul Homenock

Woodgrain Distribution is proud to introduce the Houston Distribution Center’s first all-encompassing product guide. The arrival of this guide marks the first time all of our products have been incorporated into one comprehensive catalog. Inside, all moulding profiles are displayed at full-size – making it easier for our customers to visualize how moulding can fit within their home’s style. The catalog also includes industry terminology and millwork standards to assist in the builder and homeowner’s design plans.

A small sampling of Houston’s products include:

  • Moulding
    • Ceiling, Wall and Floor profiles
    • Door and Window profiles
    • Door Shop Components
    • General Purpose
    • Finished Elegance®
    • DecraMold® & BlockShop®
    • Dowels & Prefinish Ash
  • Doors
    • Wood Stile & Rail Doors
    • Fiberglass Doors

Call your local rep today!

Houston Product Guide

Renae Crill

Don’t trash old doors – repurpose them!

Doors can be repurposed into many functional items within our homes. Use your imagination to create unique staple pieces that add character and exudes creativity in the simplest of environments. The possibilities are endless.

Here are a few of our favorite repurposed doors:

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Check out our favorite DIY projects where old doors are repurposed into unique household items.