Let's start with MDF
TruStile is one of the premier manufacturers of MDF doors, as well as their
wood door line - see the incredible number of variations of types of doors,
glass patterns, and styles available. Lifetime warranties and superior
craftsmanship are hallmarks of a TruStile door. If their vast array of door styles doesn't satisfy your tastes then one design
on yourself. TruStile will be glad to manufacture your very own custom door. All MDF doors are created from MDF parts,
much like the process for making wood doors. See the methods at their site. www.trustile.com
Timberland Door manufactures MDF doors from slabs of MDF that are
C&C'd to the many designs offered. Some styles have to have that human touch,
such as their Plantation louver design or the many raised molding styles.
Timberland can make doors 5' wide and 10' tall. Create your own door pattern or
choose from an extensive catalog. www.timberlanddoor.com
Supa builds their doors from boards that have been created from MDF product.
A major marketing point of MDF doors is that they are a sustainable type of manufacturing process. MDF also has excellent sound dampening qualities and the weight of the door has that solid feel.
Traditional wood doors always has the solidness and warmth of wood
Lemieux is a manufacturer of custom and standard profile doors. They can
create your door in almost any wood that you would choose. Their
craftsmanship is excellent and their prices are affordable. As always see their
site for construction methods, standard styles, and additional upgrades that can
be added. www.lemieuxdoors.com
Woodgrain builds doors with a keen eye towards craftsmanship. One of the largest
manufacturers of pine doors in the United States they strive to maintain an environmental
balance of production and eco-friendly positions. Alder, Fir, Poplar, Cherry, Maple are just
some of the woods that they use to create doors. See their site for all the options - panel
options, designs, stickings, and glass. www.woodgraindoors.com
EWD not only makes fine HVHZ (high velocity hurricane zone) wood doors, but they make interior doors also. Made in South America, EWD offers many extras at a very affordable price. Using the South American versions of North American woods such as Oak and Walnut, EWD crafts doors that are not only beautiful, but are also long lasting. Woods cut in tropical regions have a higher silica content and tend to wear better and longer. See some of their designs or design your own. www.ewdoors.com
TruStile makes wood doors as well as the MDF. Beautifully crafted from your choice of woods and in any design you wish, including arch and radius top doors and pairs. TruStile uses two methods of construction. One, as seen on the left, uses an LVL and engineered panel and the other is a stave core method. Either method dramatically resists warping and produces a very damage resistant door. TruStile is truly at the pinnacle of craftsmanship. See them at www.trustile.com
crossover styles and there are styles unique to each manufacturer. Molded doors
styles come in both hollow core and solid core. Hollow cores are a great economical
choice for closets and room where sound dampening is not an issue. Solid cores are
better for rooms such as bedrooms and bathrooms. Molded doors also generally,
but not always come in either a wood grain surface or a smooth surface. Choices in
the molded door lines have been expanding lately trying to catch the latest trends.
See the two websites for all the options.