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Custom Front Doors – Exterior Door Specifications

We have decided on our exterior doors and are looking for bids on them. If you offer a similar door and would like to bid on it, please use the contact form or comment below.

I’m not particularly conversant on door construction, but hopefully this information is helpful. I have not found an image that shows precisely what we are looking for. If I do, I will link to it.

Main Front Entry

Front DoorDoor

Wood:Knotty Alder

Width: 4’6″ (42″)

Height: 6’8″ (80″)

Jamb: 10-3/4″

Thickness: 1-3/4″

Type: exterior

Style: craftsman; 3 horizontal glass panels in top third, two flat wood panels bottom two-thirds

Sticking: square

Panel: flat

Glass Panels: 3

Glass Options (in order of preference): rainwater;  vecchio, waterglass, seedy

Add-ons: Dentil shelf

Door similar to image, but with only three, vertical glass panes instead of six. This is Krosswood Doors KW-550 (with KW-551 shelf).

Sidelights

Quantity: 2

Width: 14″

Height: 80″

Glass Options: same as door

Glass Panels: 1

Transom

Height: 14″

Width: span door and two sidelights

Glass Options: same as door

Glass Panels: 1

Font Office Door

Office DoorWood: Knotty Alder

Width: 4’6″ (42″)

Height: 6’8″ (80″)

Jamb: 10-3/4″

Thickness: 1-3/4″

Type: exterior

Style: craftsman; flat wood panel top third, two flat wood panels bottom two-thirds

Sticking: square

Panel: flat

Door is similar to front door, but with no glass, no dentil shelf, no sidelights, no transom, similar to door at right.

I like Krosswood Doors KW-325, but cannot find an image online.

Other Exterior Doors

  • Steel, exterior doors
  • Width: 36″
  • Height: 80″
  • Jamb: 10-3/4″
  • Prefer doors to look at much like front doors as possible, but this is not a requirement.
  • Cost will be considered.

Mud Room/Backyard

Glass: half, clear

Dining Room/Deck

Glass: full, clear

Garage/Rec Room

Glass: none

Garage/Cold Storage

Glass: none

{ 8 comments… add one }
  • Cherritown May 1, 2010, 9:24 am

    I really like the doors you show. When you get the bids, please share the prices. The house we bought has the ugliest front door and it would be great to get one like these.

  • StanD May 2, 2010, 11:24 pm

    What hardware are you using on the doors?

  • clint May 3, 2010, 8:10 am

    what size jambs? paint grade or stain grade?
    your average steel door is around 139 your office door will be around 1,000 and the front will be around 1500, get me some info for exact prices.

  • Alison Moore Smith May 3, 2010, 10:19 am

    Hello, clint. Thanks for responding. Don’t quite understand your questions

    What size jambs? Are you asking about the door opening? If so, I don’t know exactly. The house plans are here, but we’d have to go measure to get exact opening size. I can do that, but I think they are standard size for those size doors. The sizes were originally specified by a door manufacturer.

    The two front doors will be stained, so I assume you would put stained jambs with those. We just want white metal doors, so those jambs would be painted white, I think?

  • Alison Moore Smith May 12, 2010, 12:54 pm

    Figured out what you are talking about and upgraded the post above. Jamb specification is with 10-3/4″.

    For those of you as clueless as I am, it’s the depth of the wall where the door will be placed. We have deep walls due to the concrete panels.

  • Hal March 29, 2011, 3:42 pm

    I really like the doors with the windows at the top. It’s a nice touch and it looks classy.

  • OL June 30, 2014, 1:32 pm

    So many great options when you consider wood doors and accessories for your home!

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