There is a reason doors like ours aren’t found easily or mass-produced; they are difficult to make. So much so, we only produce 30-40 custom doors per year due to the complexity and the extra lengths we go to in making them. Every door is made to order and as such, once supplies are ordered and received, the door will take 4-6 weeks until all the necessary steps are completed to make the door and then apply the starburst or sunburst pattern before shipment. Any customization is available including multipoint locking, smart technology, concealed hinges and pivots. Architects and Designers sometimes require a door to be custom built to fit into an existing frame for a restoration - such as with Eichler homes - and this is an area where we excel in.
Painted finishes designed to last
We use paints and primers from Benjamin Moore after they are waterproofed through a 7-day process ensuring, that the paint is not the only thing between the elements and your door. All painted doors are marine grade inside and out. Any color is available.
Genuine wood finishes
When you see our doors with walnut, what you are seeing is genuine walnut with 8 coats of boat spar varnish applied to provide exceptional longevity. For interior doors, a special varnish is used. All out exterior doors are marine grade.
We know the importance of the door’s core
A properly made wood door is produced with real wood lumber stacked together and adhered together. This is called a ‘True Stave Lumber Core' door. This is not to be confused with 'Structural Composite Lumber Core' or 'particle core', which are inferior.
Genuine metals machined by hand
We use marine 304 stainless steel and 385 architectural grade brass. Not to be confused with similar materials that are toned to look like them. All metals are clear coated. Each of our starburst designs is a beautiful brushed finish because they are machined by hand - there are no two doors with the exact same lengths. With access to powder coating, we can produce them as in any color.
Retrofitting existing doors with the made-to-measure kit
Due to the desirability of our designs, we now offer a kit to retrofit your existing doors. We still need precise details about your door to produce your kit that's exact to requirements. As per the custom doors, all the metal elements are hand machined and made to measure.
Many individual sections of walnut are assembled to create something special - a radial pattern that compliments the radial pattern of the starburst bars.
With a deep base, this orange is akin to the color palette used by George Nelson and Joseph Eichler. The paint is Aura by Benjamin Moore.
Black and brass strike a sharp contrast with one another that has been a hard combination to beat for our clients.
For a residence in Stamford, CT. Special walnut with solid brass relief on both sides. 85" tall and 45" wide. Waterlox finish.
An ultra deep base orange was selected by the client for this original door featuring a Level Lock, and the starburst pattern to both the front and back.
5' wide, 3' leaf and 2' leaf. This solved the clients problem of a 60" entrance too small for 2 equal double doors, and yet also too large for a single leaf.
Steel was the choice for this door over a blue specified by the customer for a residence in
Palm springs. The next image shows the interior in a different color.
Opulent and precise and yet using natural genuine walnut carefully matched from a single log of walnut and then sliced into 15 degree acs.. Considered our most challenging design and produced up to 126" in height.
Produced for a client in Michigan, these doors invite whiplash from a thousand yards.
Master Bedroom doors with large crescent handles.
Each bar of architecturally graded brass is individually cut and finished with smooth edges and a meticulous brushed finish before a protective coat of clear is applied.
Sunburst or starburst? Each door has each bar in different lengths to suit the knob or handle position as well as the width of the door. No two doors are ever the same.
Brass and black are amazing bed fellows for design, providing a sleek look that is bespoke.
Marine aluminum over Walnut featuring a large crescent handle for a fine Mid-Century home in North Carolina.
The moniker given to this by the client who requested this unique color with our radial brass starburst door. Deep and rich in color.
Brass bar over black lacquer for Interior Master Bedroom.