Heard much about timber doors. What features should the solid timber doors possess? Any idea?
Can you tell me what you mean by timber doors? To some people it means made out of logs with a very rustic look while to others it simply means made out of solid wood and even other somewhere in between.
One of the most important things to look for is the construction. If you can tell me what you have in mind by "timber doors" or maybe post a pic I can give you some suggestions what to look for.
Ok. I will keep it simple. From these timber doors, I mean to say the doors made of solid hardwood. Can it be made weather resistant?
Thanks for clarifying. I wanted to make sure we were both talking about the same thing.
Solid hardwood doors can be made weather resistant just by the choosing the right wood. Most of the doors we make for exterior use or tropical use are made from Spanish Cedar (which is actually a member of the Mahogany hardwood family and NOT a cedar at all), African Mahogany and Honduran Mahogany.
Something else to look for in exterior doors is joinery method used. We do only pegged, mortise and tenon construction so there is no metal involved and the glue used is an exterior grade. On doors with dowel joints most use an interior grade of glue so check for that. With doors built using staples and screws you will need to make sure that they are 300 series stainless.
I hope this helps. If there are any other questions I can answer for you please let me know.
It will help me a lot.