The most common doors in a house are wooden, since in addition to providing protection and
security, they give a good appearance to the front of the house, as
well as to the interiors. In addition, wood is a durable, functional
and warm material, so it always gives a pleasant welcome to anyone
who visits your home. Here are some advantages and disadvantages of
- Wood is a flexible
material for handling, design and styling.
- It is elegant and
- It offers an image
of warmth and beauty.
- Aesthetically, it
may look sophisticated or rustic, but always pleasant.
- It's a rich natural
- It is of low energy
consumption: its handling can be mechanical.
- Lends itself to a
wide variety of finishes.
- The wood must
receive a treatment against moisture and pests.
- Although some wooden
drum doors can be economical, solid wood doors can become expensive
depending on their structure and type of material.
- Dyes or varnishes
What types of wood
are the best for doors?
it is the most economical wood, although it is not the most
resistant, it can be managed in plates and gain strength. It is easy
to work with, resistant to pests and putrefaction is available. You
can finish with any ink or varnish color.
a strong, hard and heavy wood, flexible to work and is usually light
fine and elegant finish, a dark brown tone, resistant to humidity.
little flexibility for handling, little resistance to insects and is
usually light creamy to white in colour.
it is soft and light but with great resistance to deformations. It is
resistant to climatic changes and requires little maintenance.
What are some
important tips to make your wooden door safer?
We must never skimp on
the safety of our home and our family, so even though the wood of the
main door is high strength, there are options to reinforce its
structure with several sheets, with grids, with meshes or with layers
of metal. The following are some points on how to make your wooden door more secure:
Combination of doors:
you can install a nice hard and thick wooden door on the outside, and
on the inside place a door of stained glass or glass with steel
gratings, preferably a sliding door to avoid double collapse. This way you can ensure the protection and
style of your home.
Wood and ironwork:
another combination consists of having a nice wood door of your
choice and, to the outside, a blacksmith's door with a design
according to whether it allows the visibility of the wood or
completely covers it with an equally attractive design.
A composite door: do
not risk an outside drum door, these are excellent for the interior
for being light and manageable, but to protect your home you can hire
the services of a good carpenter to build a door with a monolithic wood plate solid to which panels or
views can be added to give it style. It is more resistant than a
With steel: there are
solid wood doors on the market, to which a steel plate of various
calibres is added on one or both sides. If the idea is to look the
wood outwards, you can request that the plate is placed inwards, you
will have twice the resistance.
How to care for
First of all, the wood
to be used must be "cured" or sealed against pests and
humidity. The seal you require depends on the type of wood and its
porosity. In general, this consists of saturating the piece of
moisture, injecting a chemical to open the pores and carry it to the
maximum of resistance to finally seal them so that it is not possible
to receive moisture.
To clean of cobwebs, a
duster is enough. To remove dust and dirt, a soft sponge moistened
with warm or hot water and liquid soap. To remove, only moisten and
squeeze the sponge again, without soap.
To remove stains, use
a cleaner especially for wood, or a natural mixture of lemon juice
and vegetable oil, rub the surface well and remove the stain. Then
spray oil or polish to moisturize the surface, and wipe with a dry
cloth. Allow the wood to dry completely before touching it. It is
important to also clean accessories such as hinges and keep them well
oiled. Don’t forget to clean the handles and stained glass as well.
What style of wood
door will fit your house the best?
To choose the ideal
door, you must match the style of your residence. For example, a door
of stained glass with a floral design will probably not look good on
a minimalist facade. Doors have as many styles as the architecture
a door in an arch, with a thick marquetry and in a dark tone.
one-piece, monolithic, with a pair of small square windows in
asymmetrically placed, chocolate tone.
thick wood in light color with black iron rivets.
a modular piece of pine with paint finish in light tones.
wood panels with an area of stained glass in colors or with