by Rachel Lyon, The House Designers’ Assistant Editorial Director
Fantastic wood grain is a valuable design element that adds natural beauty to your home. Why not maximize the desired effect by choosing a front door that can make a statement for you? Check out these fiberglass entry doors from Therma-Tru Doors®, which offer your home the beautiful look of natural wood as you step inside. Here are some of our favorite wood grains for this all-important part of your home.
Give It to Me Straight
Mahogany is known for having a straight grain pattern that is fine in texture. For centuries, it has been a favorite lumber for making furniture and even musical instruments due to its deep color and ability to produce a specific, sought-after tone. The popularity of this type of wood has made it a hot commodity and depleted much of it from nature due to unsustainable harvesting practices, but you can still get the look of mahogany while being environmentally conscious. Therma-Tru Doors® has perfected its AccuGrain® technology in order to reproduce the breathtaking look and feel of natural mahogany without the need for felling anymore trees.
If you love the look of mahogany, check out the Classic-Craft® Mahogany Collection™ from Therma-Tru Doors®. These doors look remarkably like authentic mahogany because the reproduction process began by building a real wood door and then enhancing the desired qualities in order to replicate its look. The resulting grain is straight, fine, and appears utterly natural—perfect for use in elegant entryways.
The grain is just the beginning of the door selection process, though. You can accentuate the beauty of your door by adding decorative glass. There are eleven different door styles and seventeen glass options in the Classic-Craft® Mahogany Collection™. Think about adding sophistication by taking advantage of sidelite and transom configurations, too. When you make selections, try to choose elongating design elements that don’t interfere with the grain pattern in order to get the most out of the mahogany look.
Hearken to the Olden Days
Even as technology and industry advance and our lives are made more streamlined and stylish, there remains a certain kind of affection for the charming look of aged materials and design. Especially when it comes to putting together a cohesive exterior house design, the need for diversified door styles is great. That’s why Therma-Tru Doors® created its Classic-Craft® Rustic Collection™—in order to serve the need for doors that suit the traditional architectural styles of the European countryside and the American Southwest.
If you want a door that looks old-fashioned, but don’t want to compromise on quality, the Classic-Craft® Rustic Collection™ has you covered. Trying to find a stylistically appropriate door can be difficult, especially when you consider the safety and quality implications of an aged wooden entry. Therma-Tru Doors® has perfected the look of an old-style handmade door with a rough grain texture and numerous design elements that add to its craftsmanship by using fiberglass and their AccuGrain® technology. This way, you get an attractive and sturdy, well-built door that doesn’t fall short of your practical expectations.
The Classic-Craft® Rustic Collection™ comes with a wide variety of options in order to create your perfect front door. Whether you need a regular rectangular door or one with a round top, or if you have strong feelings about decorative glass either way, you are sure to find a configuration that works for you. This collection is highly varied and encompasses many diverse styles in order to suit every definition of rustic architecture.
As you look at your door options, remember that the type of grain you choose has a big impact on your entryway. Both refined and raw styles are popular, and it’s a matter of matching your design plans and personal tastes to come up with the perfect solution.
If you want to see how these two stylish entry doors will work on your home, try using the DoorWays™ app, which lets you try out different configurations and sends your perfect door to the nearest dealer. DoorWays™ is available in the App StoreSM and Google Play StoreSM.