Wooden Door Designs
The four primary types of doors are:
- Panel Door
- Solid Core Door
- Hollow Metal Insulated Door
- Hollow Core Wood Door
Panel DoorConsists of wooden panels or boards fixed onto a frame surrounded by wood stiles and railing; panels can be made from solid wood or plywood. Panel doors can consist of one to six wooden panels; but this may be increased. Different types of panels can be used such as plywood, solid timber or glass of various designs and thickness.
The framing for the single panel door comprises of two stiles (vertical member), a top and bottom rail (horizontal members), all of which are of same thickness.
It consists of two wooden panels with additional middle rail or stile that divides the frame into two parts.
It consists of three wooden panels which include two middle rails or stiles.
It consists of six wooden panels including three middle stiles and four middle rails divide the frame into six parts of same thickness.
Double-leaf doors with six panels
They consist of two frames with three panels each.
Partly paneled and partly glazed door
It consists of glass panels along with wooden panels. The glass panels are held in place by the use of fixed moldings.
Solid Core Door
It consists of a solid lumber core, compressed wooden fiber core, or rigid foam board laminated on plywood or metal facing.
Hollow Metal Insulated Door
It consists of welded sheet metal. Mineral or cement board (fire resistant or rigid foam board/insulation) is usually added as a core
Hollow Core Wooden Door
It consists of a plywood ( press board) and a honeycomb wood ( paper interior core)
Hollow core wooden doors are usually for interior use only.
Since homes have several doors to enter or exit, it is important to look at the efficiency of these doors. This can be done by selecting an efficient door.
Note: These doors come in a set of standard sizes width: 24, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36 and height: 78, 80, 82 and thickness: 1 3/8, 1 3/4 and 2 (all measurements in inches).