By Davina Barkley. Wine Cellar Door. Published at Thursday, May 31st, 2018 - 04:38:32 AM.
Normally, solid wood is used for the core of the door because it is easier to customize like hand carved wine cellar doors, hence, making them more attractive. Unfortunately, solid wood tends to warp and shrink over a long time. Using stiles and rails as reinforcements would only diminish your customization options. A choice that could be considered for a door core is Engineered Wood. Unlike solid wood doors that require wide diameter trees, you only need quick growing, small diameter trees to manufacture engineered wood.
Doors vary in that you can have several panels, panels broken up in different patterns, a smaller window, or a door that is almost entirely glass with only a wooden trim. Glass doesn't have to be transparent either. You can have glass that comes with patterns etched into it or in a frosted form. The doors themselves can come in the traditional rectangular shape or you can opt for something a little different, such as a slight arch at the top or the entire door can be arched for a more old world look.
Engineered wood is made by bonding together wood strands, particles and veneers of wood using adhesives. This composite nature is what makes engineered wood so much more resistant to warping and shrinking. One type of engineered wood, which provides better insulation than normal wood, is Laminated Veneer Lumber or LVL. LVL is made by gluing together multiple layers of thin wood. It is a fairly new technology and only a few manufacturers use this in their custom wine cellar doors.
Doors that Mirror your Personal Taste and Accomplishments. Wine cellar doors are essentially stylish exterior doors. It mirrors your disposition and lifestyle so you must customize it according to your taste. Carve your family crest on the wood or etch your initials on glass and have them framed in similarly designed wrought iron. You can distress the wood further to give it the weathered look of an old style European wine cellar door. Match your French door with elegant sidelights and transoms. A good stain and finish will heighten your door's aesthetic qualities. The possibilities are limitless but the point is it should mirror you.
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