Our Doors.

We build our doors around you. Whether you’re looking for inspiration, a one-of-a-kind door or an elaborate design you haven’t seen anywhere else, you’ve come to the right place. We have many styles, materials and designs to choose from, but we will custom build virtually any door you can imagine. We incorporate classic millwork techniques, detailed carving, specialty materials and hand-rubbed finishes to produce doors of timeless beauty. We also offer a variety of decorative and specialty hardware and glass to complement our creations.

Make the process of creating your door easier by familiarizing yourself with your door’s anatomy. It is easy to become overwhelmed with new information and terminology when you are considering a door, but remember that the more you know about your door, the easier it is to make it your own. The information below will help get you started. We also invite you to view our downloadable catalog and view our virtual gallery, to help you get inspired and visualize your dream door. If you have any questions or concerns about your door design please contact our customer care. Once you’re ready to create your masterpiece, contact one of our authorized dealers for pricing.

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Door Styles

  • Exterior & Interior
  • Main Entries
  • Decorative
  • Classic
  • Double Doors
  • Dutch
  • Bifold
  • Glass Panel
  • Patios & Porches
  • Atriums & Sun Decks
  • Single Panel

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Wood Species

  • African Mahogany – African Mahogany is pink but exposure darkens it. It is a very resistant, medium-weight wood. Mahogany is reported to take staining and paint very well and its weathering qualities make it a great choice for doors.
  • Banak – Banak is pinkish or grayish brown and has a medium to coarse texture. This wood is nonresistant to decay, but can be treated to prevent deterioration. It is considered a utility wood for lumber, plywood, millwork and furniture.
  • Cherry – Cherry wood has a red to deep reddish heartwood and white or yellowish sapwood. It is medium weight, moderately hard and finishes very well. Cherry is used in high-end furniture, musical instruments and paneling and flooring.
  • Clear Alder – Alder changes from white to light brown with exposure. This wood’s texture is fine and even, and its grain is straight and subdued. Alder usually responds very well to staining and paint.
  • Clear Maple – Maple’s heartwood is brown or reddish, and has a fine and smooth texture. Maple is often used for furniture and flooring because it is strong, dense and shock resistant.
  • Cypress – Cypress has a rich color ranging from off-white to deep red. This wood is light in weight, fine-grained, stronger than most softwoods and easy to work with. It is widely used for millwork, cabinets and furniture.
  • Hard Maple – Hard Maple wood has a creamy white to off white sapwood color, and a red brown heartwood color. This wood is strong and resistant to shock and abrasive wear. Hard Maple finishes very well and it is widely used in furniture, handles, flooring and millwork.
  • Honduras Mahogany – Honduras Mahogany has a reddish brown to medium red color, but tends to turn brown with time. It has excellent workability and finishing qualities. This wood is strong, dense and makes great outdoor furniture, cabinet and boats.
  • Knotty Alder – Knotty Alder is a much sought-after material because of its functionality. It can mimic the appearance of other hardwoods and makes a great carving canvas. It is widely used to make toys, furniture, décor and cabinetry.
  • Knotty Pine – Knotty Pine is cream to light reddish-brown with yellowish sapwood. It is soft and light, and it is often used as cabinet wood. Knotty Pine works great for interior finishing, lumber, veneer and furniture.
  • Poplar – Poplar’s heartwood is pale-olive or yellow. This wood is straight grained and has fine and even texture. Poplar takes paint very well, but tends to rot in the exterior.
  • Red Oak – Red Oak’s heartwood is pinkish to light reddish, with a straight and open grain. Its texture is medium to coarse and its hardness is rated as medium. This wood is regarded as one of the most beautiful woods to work with.
  • Soft Maple – Soft Maple has a creamy white to grayish white sapwood, with a brown to greenish brown heartwood. It is moderately hard and strong, and is often used in furniture, trim, flooring, paneling and chair parts.
  • Spanish Cedar – Spanish Cedar’s heartwood is dark reddish and has a very fine and uniform texture. Although Cedar stains very well, its softness makes it hard to paint on. Cedar is highly suitable for exterior applications.
  • Walnut – Walnut can be light grey-brown or dark purplish-brown. Walnut is not very heavy, but it is very strong and exceptionally stable. This wood can be used in architecture and furniture.
  • White Oak – White Oak is light tan or pale yellow, has an open grain and has a medium coarse texture. This wood takes paint very well and is reported to have excellent resistance to weather deterioration.
  • White Pine – White Pine’s heartwood is light brown, but it turns darker with exposure. The wood has a uniform texture, is very stable, and is widely used for casting patterns, doors, furniture and interior woodwork.

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Specialties

  • Iron Work
  • Hardwood Trim
  • Track Bifold Doors
  • Dentil Shelves
  • Speak Easies
  • V Grooves

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Hardware

Although we don’t manufacture our own hardware in-house, we have a range of trusted suppliers that make beautiful and high-quality hardware accessories for your door. The possibilities are endless when it comes to customizing your door design. We can take your door to the next level with exquisite knob styles, unique trims, art deco levers, durable hinges, hand polished deadbolts and more. Contact our design consultant for details on how to embellish and upgrade your design with hardware options.

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Glass

Vision Openings has many glass options to fulfill your design wishes. Although we don’t manufacture our own glass materials in-house, we have a range of trusted suppliers that provide us with everything we need to bring your dream door to life. We can embellish your custom door with glass designs, patterns and textures that will last a lifetime.

Contact our design consultant for details on incorporating glass to your interior or exterior door design.

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Choosing Your Door

Four easy steps to choose your door

  1. Choose your door style.
    There’s no right or wrong answer here. Choose a door style that appeals most to you. Luckily, there’s no shortage of options at Vision Openings. When choosing a style, keep in mind things like space layout, size, setting and purpose. What do you want your door to look like?
  2. Choose your wood.
    Once you’ve established which door style you want, it’s time to choose the wood. The wood type is generally the most impactful feature of a wood door, as it will determine how simple, delicate or intricate a design can be. Check out our wood species section to find out about wood properties and characteristics.
  3. Choose your construction.
    Will your door be in an office, a bedroom, or a commercial entrance? Think about the purpose of your door when choosing the appropriate construction, because its thickness and density will impact its durability, insulation and sound transmission.

    • Dimensions and Sizing:
      Standard Widths – 2’0″, 2’4″, 2’6″, 2’8″, 3’0″
      Standard Heights – 6’8″, 7’0″, 8’0″
    • Thickness: (1-3/8″, 1-3/4″, 2-1/4″)
    • Swing and Handing: (In-Swing, Out-Swing, Left Hand vs. Right Hand)
  4. Choose your finish.
    Would you prefer a door that is paintable, stainable or pre-finished? You can protect and add beauty to your door by choosing the right finish. Consider your wood choice and décor to make the right call.

    • Painted vs. Stained
    • Finish Color
    • Interior or Exterior Finish Coating
    • Finish Sheen (Matte, Satin, Semi-Gloss, Gloss)

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Door Care

Although wood doors are known to provide timeless beauty, it is important to care for and protect them regularly to keep them looking and functioning their best. Look out for hairline cracks in the topcoat or finish, changes in color and texture such as flaking and scaling, dullness or chalkiness. Virtually any weather condition can attack your door’s finish, so it’s a good idea to pamper your door with regular refurbishing from a trained professional. If you live in an area prone to severe climate, or your entry is under direct sunlight, you’ll want to examine your door regularly.

Door maintenance is not just a matter of appearance. Daily wear and tear, the occasional scratch, humidity, heat and other environmental causes can deteriorate your door’s finish and expose the wood underneath. Avoid split seams, cracked wood, mold, mildew and dry rot with periodic refurbishment. Not only will it save you money, it will save your door.

Refurbishing your door doesn’t have to be complicated – a simple cleaning and adding a new protective coat is enough sometimes. However, if your door is damaged with chips, dents, scratches, or if your door warps and swells, it must be repaired promptly and may require a deeper refurbishing. Warping and swelling, for instance, causes the wood to expand against its frame, making it difficult, if not impossible, to open. Warping can be fixed sometimes depending on how severely a door has warped and the location of the warped spot. However, if overlooked, a warp can escalate and be impossible to fix. Warping in doors occurs due to drastic temperature changes, poor ventilation, and not sealing properly all six sides of the door slab.

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Glossary

  • Astragal: Affixed to one side of a double door. It acts as a barrier between the two doors that holds weather stripping.
  • Backset: The distance from the edge of the door to the center of the keyhole or handle.
  • Bore: Holes drilled into the door for the lock and deadbolt.
  • Brick Molding: Standard milled wood trim piece that covers the gap between the frame and masonry.
  • Casing: Decorative trim or frame around the inside of a door.
  • Flush Bolts: Used in double doors to secure the top and bottom of the secondary door.
  • Handing: Determines how the door opens (left or right).
  • Hardware: Anything metal in a door unit. Lockset, deadbolt, hinges, etc.
  • Head: Top horizontal part of the door’s frame (jamb).
  • Heartwood: Central wood of a tree or woody plant, usually darker and denser than surrounding sapwood.
  • Hinge: Secures the door to the jamb and allows the door to open and close.
  • Inswing: Door that swings into a building.
  • Jamb: Framing around the door.
  • Outswing: Door that swings outside of a building.
  • Panels: The raised or recessed areas in a door.
  • Profile: Refers to the joint where the sticking and panel come together.
  • Rail: Part of the framework of a door. Connects the hinge stile to the lock stile.
  • Slab Door: A rectangular door without the hinges or frame.
  • Stile: Vertical framing of the door slab.
  • Stop: Located on the inside of the jamb, keeping the door from freely swinging past the closed position.
  • Adjustable sill: The horizontal member of wood or metal forming the bottom of a door frame.
  • V Groove: A vertical beaded or grooved door style design used to highlight finish techniques.