Woodgrain Doors

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.

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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.

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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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.

 

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.

Kelly Dame

Woodgrain is a vertically integrated company that is family owned and operated. In its 60-year history, the company has expanded with millwork, distribution, doors and window divisions – making Woodgrain the preferred leader in the construction and home building industry. With our long standing excellence in millwork manufacturing, Woodgrain has grown to be one of the largest millwork companies in the world.

At Woodgrain Millwork, we stand for “Quality. Value. Service.”

  • Quality – Our customers have the comfort of knowing they receive product consistency through our profile templates used in the manufacturing of the tooling and knives needed in the manufacturing process. All Woodgrain mills also manufacture to the West Coast WM standards, furthering our commitment to consistency and quality.
  • Continuous Improvement – Continued investments in state of the art manufacturing technology allow for tighter tolerances throughout the manufacturing process. This also drives standardization to reduce costs whenever possible.
  • Value Out of the Board – Woodgrain maximizes yield and recovery of the wood while promising exceptional value through product and service solutions.
  • Customized Solutions – Woodgrain Millwork is committed to fulfilling the needs of our customers. Through collaborative partnerships, we deliver customized solutions for the products you want with the service you deserve.

To learn more about Woodgrain’s divisions, capabilities and benefits for your business, visit woodgrain.com.

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.

 

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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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.

John Jurcak

Woodgrain Doors has over 400 wood stile and rail doors in inventory – in a variety of design, specie and size combinations – readily available for express shipments. Our Express Ship Program of inventoried doors in Nampa, ID and Minneapolis, MN allows for  accelerated ship times, providing a shortened delivery cycle.

With shorter lead times, competitive pricing and no broken pallet charges, customers have two options to ship:
1. Combine Express Ship products with your stock orders out of select locations to meet minimum ship quantities and avoid freight charges.
2. Express Ship products, of any quantity, can be shipped independently as stand-alone orders in 3 days or less with applicable freight charges.

Call 888.585.0917 for more information, or visit www.woodgraindoors.com/expressshipbrochure.pdf to download a brochure with product selections and freight information.

Paul Homenock

Woodgrain Distribution’s Knotty Alder Door Collection offers the beauty of a strong grain pattern and random knots in every door. Knotty Alder is a medium density hardwood with an even grain appearance. Its softer nature makes it receptive to a variety of stains and finishes. Developed with cutting-edge technology and blended with precise hand-craftsmanship, the Knotty Alder Collection creates a unique ambiance to any room.

The common everyday door becomes an uncommon masterpiece through:

  • Rich display of natural knots
  • Hardwood dowel construction
  • Natural wood enabling easy adaptation to a variety of stains and finishes
  • True floating panel construction compensating for seasonal changes
  • State-of-the-art 1-3/8” thick split resistant panel
  • 5-3/8” wide stile design
  • Laminated veneer lumber (LVL) core for greater stability (domestic product only)
  • Engineered for both interior and exterior use

Woodgrain Distribution offers the following door styles in our Knotty Alder Collection:

  • Raised Panel
  • Planked Panel
  • Flat Panel / Shaker
  • Fire Rated
  • French and Sash
  • Utility
  • Bifold

Woodgrain provides a wide variety of quality millwork products. To view our full product offering, visit woodgraindistribution.com or call your local representative.

Mike Ball

Woodgrain Doors began in 1985 with the acquisition of Meridian Wood Products by our parent company, Woodgrain Millwork. With Woodgrain Millwork’s long standing excellence in millwork manufacturing, Woodgrain Doors, headquartered in Nampa, Idaho, quickly became one of the world’s largest manufacturers and suppliers of hardwood and softwood stile and rail doors. Our classically crafted engineered doors offer a unique combination of beauty and durability.

Woodgrain Doors provides a wide variety of door styles and species to complement any home. Interior and exterior doors are available in countless combinations of raised, flat or planked panel options. Additional interior door options include louver, bifold, utility, and French door designs. All interior and exterior doors can be customized with glass options and enhanced with sidelites and transoms. Doors are available in 11 species and in an assortment of sizes.

Woodgrain Doors is committed to innovation through continuous improvements in manufacturing, investment in design, best in quality craftsmanship, and the use of the highest quality raw materials.

Visit www.woodgraindoors.comto learn more about our products and services.

Reed Dame

Woodgrain Millwork has more than 55 years of product innovation, quality service, and business growth. One of the largest millwork operations today, Woodgrain is proud to be a family owned and operated company. Woodgrain combines the integrity of our employees with the quality of our products and services.

We are Woodgrain. We are a family of companies.

Woodgrain’s family of companies includes:
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Woodgrain Millwork
Woodgrain Millwork is one of the world’s largest moulding and millwork manufacturer and supplier dedicated to delivering “best in class” services and products to all customers. International and domestic mills are strategically located worldwide, offering multiple options to secure product with shorter lead times and flexible delivery options. Woodgrain Millwork’s diverse product offering includes:

  • Mouldings
    • Lineal fingerjoint and solid moulding
    • Boards
    • Decorative moulding – DecraMold® and Block Shop®
    • Flexible moulding – Flexgrain
    • Prefinish moulding – Prefinish Ash
    • Finished moulding – Finished Elegance®
  • Door shop components – LifeTech® and LifePlast®
  • Window parts

Woodgrain Chile
Woodgrain Chile is a moulding and door manufacturer located in Los Angeles, Chile. Woodgrain Chile is focused on manufacturing with top-of-the-line technology and continuously strives to add value to their products. They are among the top producers of millwork in Los Angeles, Chile.

Woodgrain Distribution
Woodgrain Distribution is a logistics company dedicated to delivering customized solutions for the millwork product mix and service options customers need at the lowest total cost of ownership. Woodgrain Distribution’s product sourcing strategy incorporates our own international and domestic mills, as well as contractual relationships with suppliers worldwide.

Woodgrain Doors
Woodgrain Doors is one of the world’s largest manufacturers and suppliers of hardwood and softwood stile and rail doors. Combining quality craftsmanship with the highest quality raw materials, our doors are as durable as they are beautiful. Made in an array of attractive designs, and offered in 11 wood species or factory primed, Woodgrain Doors is sure to have interior and exterior doors to complement any home.

Windsor Windows & Doors
At Windsor Windows & Doors, value is built into every product – one look at a Windsor window or door and you’ll recognize its superior construction. A unique solution is offered for nearly every application through three distinct product lines:

  • Pinnacle Wood
  • Legend Cellular PVC
  • Next Dimension Vinyl

Ashworth Doors
Ashworth Doors offers finely crafted patio and entry doors connecting your most cherished indoor and outdoor spaces. All doors have been carefully engineered for structural strength and thermal performance. Ashworth Doors offers a large selection of customizable features and finishes to suit every lifestyle. The following doors are available:

  • French Doors
  • Venting Sidelites Entry Doors
  • Sliding Patio Doors

Monarch Windows and Doors
Monarch Windows and Doors takes pride in every product we make. Our windows and exterior doors fit the needs for residential, commercial, and architectural applications. Monarch offers wood, aluminum clad, and cellular composite windows along with wood, aluminum clad, fiberglass hinged exterior doors, and clad sliding doors.

Nature’s
Nature’s offers environmentally friendly and cost effective products for both your animals and home. All products are created from materials of saw dust, fine shavings and trim materials used in the manufacturing process of our millwork products. Products include:

  • Fuel Pellets
  • Horse bedding: Shavings,  Mini Flakes and Pellets
  • Small animal bedding
  • Cat Litter

Visit our corporate website to learn more about Woodgrain’s family of companies.