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This oak front door entry unit was a real pleasure to work with from beginning to end because of all of the high grade materials that made up this elegant entry door system. As you can see here, this is a solid oak door, frame and transom window sash with interior moldings. The customer spared no expense for this absolutely gorgeous red oak front entry door system. The solid red oak door is made up of two raised dog eared lower panels while leaving the last upper raised panel with the double ended Gothic style design to carry the gorgeous triple glazed oval glass insert. The oval glass insert is made up of small single beveled cut designed pieces of glass that captured the architect's intentions for this Gothic style entry door system. The beveled pieces of glass are bound together with brass caning which is in perfect character of the Baldwin entry door lock and storm door lock. This extremely heavy oak front entry door was hung to three heavy duty brass ball bearing hinges which were mounted to an equally impressive and matching red oak frame that holds this entry door so perfectly and while giving it the support it demands for a lifetime of use.
The professional quality results for this front entry door can only be achieved through predesigning and prefabricating in a cabinet making shop environment. This particular front entry door unit, and all of my entry doors units, are prefabricated in my woodworking shop and maintained throughout the progress under strict cabinet making quality control rules while incorporating the customer's ideas, wishes and taste. This type of front entry door construction is not anything that should be taken lightly as this type of construction is based on the highest quality of finished work available today. Before these entry door units begin construction, critical measurements and molding removal must be done to ensure quality and professional results. As seen in this picture the entry door frame and transom sash frame are made up of one continuous piece, housing and framing the newly installed transom window sash . By giving the transom window its own independent wood sash to be housed in, truly adds more elegant woodworking and natural beauty to this magnificent entry door system. By positioning the double insulated glass transom window sash over the Pella storm door or exterior side of the frame, a second Interior transom window sash is not necessary leaving a shelf for decorative pieces.
This picture is showing the high quality red oak front entry door frame that was selected for this project. This particular front entry door frame was ordered from a specialty lumber yard whose staff understands the cabinet maker's needs for higher-quality lumber that cannot be obtained in home centers or basic lumberyards. Notice the white vertical strip that is sandwiched between the entry door and the entry door frame. This is a continuous length of weather stripping that is grooved and seated in the front entry door frame. When the door is closed the door touches and compresses the weather stripping before the lock engages into the frame. By doing this, the weather stripping is constantly pressing against the entry door allowing for an airtight fit. This weather stripping is inexpensive and easily replaceable and can be found in most hardware and lumber stores. This door is also equipped with an automatic door bottom . An automatic door bottom is a mechanical threshold sealing device that is grooved, fastened and hidden into the bottom of the entry door. When the entry door is closed the rubber seal automatically pushes down and seals the threshold for an airtight fit.
Beautiful and professionally installed Marvin sliding doors . After the installation of the maple bookcases as shown the customer wanted new sliding doors installed with a traditional look. The cabinet heads molding above the doors with their wide mating vertical moldings below add elegance and the traditional look the customer was seeking. This project was completed in the rear of a large open room which shares the kitchen and dining room with the sitting room as shown. This sitting room was transform into its own section without partitions by allowing the newly installed bookcases and sliding doors to capture its own reading room environment
This outside view of these beautiful Marvin sliding doors are treated with an exterior aluminum cladding that will protect and enhance this project for a lifetime. The beautiful design of the sliding doors along with the stepped angled aluminum protecting frame capping adds elegance and warmth to the home owners existing wood decking making it a cozy area for family gatherings. The idea of this project design was to attempt and was achieved to grant Center City Philadelphia living into a suburban environment.
This picture illustrates the tight fitting white storm door frame that fits seamlessly against the home's exterior stonework. This Douglas fir front entry door is fitted with a Baldwin "D" handle with matching deadbolt for added beauty and, of course, security. During the first sit down I have with the customer concerning their entry door project, it is to find out what type of caning they will choose for their glass panel inlay. For instance, if they choose brass caning I will suggest all brass hardware, if they choose silver caning or black caning I would suggest matching it accordingly. Please note the heavy and thick storm door that I always like to use for my entry door installation projects. When choosing an aluminum storm door, always try to stay with door thicknesses of 1 3/8" or 1 5/8" as I found through time that these doors withstand more rugged use and will always close and lock providing they are installed properly. Shortly after the installation of this entry door unit the customer immediately stripped the door of all the hardware and proceeded with a light coating of maple stain and then sealing it in with two coats of satin polyurethane. Now this entry door unit is ready to withstand years and years of residential use.
This picture is an example of another beautiful and stunning Douglas fir front entry door with matching frame and interior moldings. This front entry door unit with the elegant oval glass and brass caning really made this Bridesburg, Philadelphia row home the talk of the neighborhood. This is another fine example of the high quality result that can be achieved by having my cabinet making shop prefabricate an entry door unit for you in the controlled cabinet making shop environment. This front entry door unit was installed by myself but you can also choose to have your contractor install one of my prefabricated entry door units. The entry door is manufactured by Simpson Door located in Washington State and it is graciously named Empress Sophia which is so characteristic of its charming beauty. Douglas fir doors have been high on the list of carpenter's choices since mankind has been building cities. Douglas fir lumber is known as a soft wood and is regularly used throughout the entry door manufacturing industry because of its unique properties of staying straight, stable and its high resistance to swelling. A Douglas fir entry door coupled with a Douglas fir frame are always the perfect match for a lifetime of reliability, strength, and, not to mention, the beautiful warm wood grains that enhances and magnifies the beauty of any home. This entry door system was matched with a white storm door that is characteristic with the home's white windows and trim a work.
This picture is of a Douglas fir front entry door, sidelights and frame with matching interior and exterior moldings. This gorgeous front entry door system will always give a warm welcome before the family dog does. This beautiful Douglas fir front entry door system and the elegant matching sidelights are an exact match to the adjoining door frame and moldings. How do I achieve these wood matching results so exactly? By keeping in mind that all entry door manufacturers only use top choice selected woods for their entry door products. With that information in mind I only use top selected choice lumber for my entry door frames, moldings,etc. This Huntington Valley, Montgomery County customer did a tremendous job applying staining and polyurethane to their newly installed entry door system and sealing in its beauty for years to come.
This smooth and elegant Douglas fir front entry door system with the matching side lights and wood moldings met the customer's demands for keeping this new entry door unit consistent with the original character of this Queen's Village Center City Philadelphia storefront. The standard full view entry door shown here was purchased from a local lumber yard, leaving me to replicate the sidelights for this beautifully finished entry door unit. The entire entry door, sidelights, moldings and door frame were completely prefabricated at my cabinet making shop and installed by me as a one piece entry door unit which is totally consistent with the storefront's older architecture. Notice the original green flat trim work on the transom window above as it matches the newly installed entry door units moldings. The entry door sidelights are complete with tinted double insulated tempered glass staying consistent with the adjoining entry door. Extra precautions were taken with this particular entry door unit because it is totally exposed to the weather. All the corner joints, including where the glass meets wood, are all sealed with a high grade clear exterior caulk which will help prevent any moisture or water getting behind and into the bare wood. After this project was completed the customer had his pre-contracted house painter restore this Old City Queen's Village storefront back to the original appearance.
This inviting French back entry door unit is another fine example of the positive results that can be achieved when cabinet making methods are applied to your next back entry door unit project. This back entry door unit is the perfect statement that the customer was after for his Queen's Village Center City Philadelphia home. Since the home's existing brick to brick opening was 8 feet in width, the two entry doors and the adjoining sidelights where ordered from a local lumber yard. Prefabrication of the the entry frame, fitting and assembly of the full view sidelights and their adjoining full view French entry doors was a real pleasure to work with in my cabinet making shop. This massive French entry door system rests on it's preinstalled 2 inch thick limestone step which adds even support and stability for years and years of residential use.
This masterfully well executed front entry door unit with it's raised panel Provia storm door complete with the traditional transom sash window cresting above, placed this Port Richmond, Philadelphia row home on the neighbors' gossip list. I am sure the neighbors can only generate good things to say about this professionally prefabricated and installed entry door system position in its new home for a lifetime. As a professional cabinet maker who has been installing these front entry doors systems for over 30 years, I can tell you that you can always count on brick home entry door frames to be in the neighborhood of 9 to 11 inches in depth. On the other hand, entry door systems that are to be installed on wood frame homes generally run in the neighborhood of 5 to 6 inches. When a potential customer calls me for a entry door estimate, I always go over with them the critical differences with other contractors purchasing entry door systems from home centers and them adding cheap lumber to the frame to achieve the depth that they are after. I only stock "C" and better grade 2"x12" Douglas fir lumber at my cabinet making shop for these particular entry door projects. Since the lumber is always kept indoors at my cabinet making shop, it is always dry and well seasoned and ready for these specific applications. Notice there is no aluminum cladding or capping placed on the sides of this beautiful Douglas fir entry door frame. Because the wood entry frame was designed to sit close to the joining brickwork and caulked tightly leaving the wood's natural beauty to be enjoyed. The customer's color choice for this elegant storm door was a spot on match and blends with their rustic brickwork allowing this entry door unit to stand proud.
Here is another beautifully installed Douglas fir front entry door unit with matching sidelights and a warm light maple staining with polyurethane. This well crafted entry door system was completely prefabricated in my woodworking shop and installed on site. Quality workmanship like this can only be achieved in a woodworking shop environment where quality control is checked throughout the prefabrication process. Not only is the front entry door and sidelights made from Douglas fir lumber but all other consisting moldings are also custom manufactured in my woodworking shop. This is how I achieve consistent wood tones throughout all prefabrication stages. Because particular attention is paid to such well crafted entry door systems it allows me to set my craftsmanship at a higher level in the home improvement trades. My new Cherry Hill, New Jersey customer's are completely happy and were unsuspecting of their new front entry systems finished results.
This French back entry door unit was installed in a Queen's Village Center City Philadelphia neighborhood answering the customer's demands for an attractive but well insulated entry door unit. I was referred to this customer for a quote and I suggested these twin 15 light glass panel French entry doors which she agreed upon and were included for her prefabricated entry door project. These beautiful French entry doors were installed by me to complete the home owner's present interior renovation project that was under way. Before installing the entry door unit, I included a 2 inch thick limestone step which gives even support and stability for this attractive French style door unit. The brass thresholds and door bottoms are an attractive match to the well crafted brass entry lock and matching hinges. The customer took all the proper and necessary steps to maintain her invested entry door project by having a professional painter finish these gorgeous truly divided glass panel doors.
Cabinet making shop quality achieves superior results!!!
Copyright 2021 By Cabinet Makers Custom Built-in Bookcases

Front Door Prefabrication And Installation

Cabinet Makers Custom Built-in Bookcases SERVING The Entire Philadelphia Metropolitan Area INTEGRITY, RELIABILITY AND CUSTOMER SATISFACTION
This oak front door entry unit was a real pleasure to work with from beginning to end because of all of the high grade materials that made up this elegant entry door system. As you can see here, this is a solid oak door, frame and transom window sash with interior moldings. The customer spared no expense for this absolutely gorgeous red oak front entry door system. The solid red oak door is made up of two raised dog eared lower panels while leaving the last upper raised panel with the double ended Gothic style design to carry the gorgeous triple glazed oval glass insert. The oval glass insert is made up of small single beveled cut designed pieces of glass that captured the architect's intentions for this Gothic style entry door system. The beveled pieces of glass are bound together with brass caning which is in perfect character of the Baldwin entry door lock and storm door lock. This extremely heavy oak front entry door was hung to three heavy duty brass ball bearing hinges which were mounted to an equally impressive and matching red oak frame that holds this entry door so perfectly and while giving it the support it demands for a lifetime of use.
The professional quality results for this front entry door can only be achieved through predesigning and prefabricating in a cabinet making shop environment. This particular front entry door unit, and all of my entry doors units, are prefabricated in my woodworking shop and maintained throughout the progress under strict cabinet making quality control rules while incorporating the customer's ideas, wishes and taste. This type of front entry door construction is not anything that should be taken lightly as this type of construction is based on the highest quality of finished work available today. Before these entry door units begin construction, critical measurements and molding removal must be done to ensure quality and professional results. As seen in this picture the entry door frame and transom sash frame are made up of one continuous piece, housing and framing the newly installed transom window sash. By giving the transom window its own independent wood sash to be housed in, truly adds more elegant woodworking and natural beauty to this magnificent entry door system. By positioning the double insulated glass transom window sash over the Pella storm door or exterior side of the frame, a second Interior transom window sash is not necessary leaving a shelf for decorative pieces.
This picture is showing the high quality red oak front entry door frame that was selected for this project. This particular front entry door frame was ordered from a specialty lumber yard whose staff understands the cabinet maker's needs for higher-quality lumber that cannot be obtained in home centers or basic lumberyards. Notice the white vertical strip that is sandwiched between the entry door and the entry door frame. This is a continuous length of weather stripping that is grooved and seated in the front entry door frame. When the door is closed the door touches and compresses the weather stripping before the lock engages into the frame. By doing this, the weather stripping is constantly pressing against the entry door allowing for an airtight fit. This weather stripping is inexpensive and easily replaceable and can be found in most hardware and lumber stores. This door is also equipped with an automatic door bottom. An automatic door bottom is a mechanical threshold sealing device that is grooved, fastened and hidden into the bottom of the entry door. When the entry door is closed the rubber seal automatically pushes down and seals the threshold for an airtight fit.
Beautiful and professionally installed Marvin sliding doors. After the installation of the maple bookcases as shown the customer wanted new sliding doors installed with a traditional look. The cabinet heads molding above the doors with their wide mating vertical moldings below add elegance and the traditional look the customer was seeking. This project was completed in the rear of a large open room which shares the kitchen and dining room with the sitting room as shown. This sitting room was transform into its own section without partitions by allowing the newly installed bookcases and sliding doors to capture its own reading room environment.
This outside view of these beautiful Marvin sliding doors are treated with an exterior aluminum cladding that will protect and enhance this project for a lifetime. The beautiful design of the sliding doors along with the stepped angled aluminum protecting frame capping adds elegance and warmth to the home owners existing wood decking making it a cozy area for family gatherings. The idea of this project design was to attempt and was achieved to grant Center City Philadelphia living into a suburban environment.
This picture illustrates the tight fitting white storm door frame that fits seamlessly against the home's exterior stonework. This Douglas fir front entry door is fitted with a Baldwin "D" handle with matching deadbolt for added beauty and, of course, security. During the first sit down I have with the customer concerning their entry door project, it is to find out what type of caning they will choose for their glass panel inlay. For instance, if they choose brass caning I will suggest all brass hardware, if they choose silver caning or black caning I would suggest matching it accordingly. Please note the heavy and thick storm door that I always like to use for my entry door installation projects. When choosing an aluminum storm door, always try to stay with door thicknesses of 1 3/8" or 1 5/8" as I found through time that these doors withstand more rugged use and will always close and lock providing they are installed properly. Shortly after the installation of this entry door unit the customer immediately stripped the door of all the hardware and proceeded with a light coating of maple stain and then sealing it in with two coats of satin polyurethane. Now this entry door unit is ready to withstand years and years of residential use.
This picture is an example of another beautiful and stunning Douglas fir front entry door with matching frame and interior moldings. This front entry door unit with the elegant oval glass and brass caning really made this Bridesburg, Philadelphia row home the talk of the neighborhood. This is another fine example of the high quality result that can be achieved by having my cabinet making shop prefabricate an entry door unit for you in the controlled cabinet making shop environment. This front entry door unit was installed by myself but you can also choose to have your contractor install one of my prefabricated entry door units. The entry door is manufactured by Simpson Door located in Washington State and it is graciously named Empress Sophia which is so characteristic of its charming beauty. Douglas fir doors have been high on the list of carpenter's choices since mankind has been building cities. Douglas fir lumber is known as a soft wood and is regularly used throughout the entry door manufacturing industry because of its unique properties of staying straight, stable and its high resistance to swelling. A Douglas fir entry door coupled with a Douglas fir frame are always the perfect match for a lifetime of reliability, strength, and, not to mention, the beautiful warm wood grains that enhances and magnifies the beauty of any home. This entry door system was matched with a white storm door that is characteristic with the home's white windows and trim a work.
This picture is of a Douglas fir front entry door, sidelights and frame with matching interior and exterior moldings. This gorgeous front entry door system will always give a warm welcome before the family dog does. This beautiful Douglas fir front entry door system and the elegant matching sidelights are an exact match to the adjoining door frame and moldings. How do I achieve these wood matching results so exactly? By keeping in mind that all entry door manufacturers only use top choice selected woods for their entry door products. With that information in mind I only use top selected choice lumber for my entry door frames, moldings,etc. This Huntington Valley, Montgomery County customer did a tremendous job applying staining and polyurethane to their newly installed entry door system and sealing in its beauty for years to come.
This smooth and elegant Douglas fir front entry door system with the matching side lights and wood moldings met the customer's demands for keeping this new entry door unit consistent with the original character of this Queen's Village Center City Philadelphia storefront. The standard full view entry door shown here was purchased from a local lumber yard, leaving me to replicate the sidelights for this beautifully finished entry door unit. The entire entry door, sidelights, moldings and door frame were completely prefabricated at my cabinet making shop and installed by me as a one piece entry door unit which is totally consistent with the storefront's older architecture. Notice the original green flat trim work on the transom window above as it matches the newly installed entry door units moldings. The entry door sidelights are complete with tinted double insulated tempered glass staying consistent with the adjoining entry door. Extra precautions were taken with this particular entry door unit because it is totally exposed to the weather. All the corner joints, including where the glass meets wood, are all sealed with a high grade clear exterior caulk which will help prevent any moisture or water getting behind and into the bare wood. After this project was completed the customer had his pre-contracted house painter restore this Old City Queen's Village storefront back to the original appearance.
This inviting French back entry door unit is another fine example of the positive results that can be achieved when cabinet making methods are applied to your next back entry door unit project. This back entry door unit is the perfect statement that the customer was after for his Queen's Village Center City Philadelphia home. Since the home's existing brick to brick opening was 8 feet in width, the two entry doors and the adjoining sidelights where ordered from a local lumber yard. Prefabrication of the the entry frame, fitting and assembly of the full view sidelights and their adjoining full view French entry doors was a real pleasure to work with in my cabinet making shop. This massive French entry door system rests on it's preinstalled 2 inch thick limestone step which adds even support and stability for years and years of residential use.
This masterfully well executed front entry door unit with it's raised panel Provia storm door complete with the traditional transom sash window cresting above, placed this Port Richmond, Philadelphia row home on the neighbors' gossip list. I am sure the neighbors can only generate good things to say about this professionally prefabricated and installed entry door system position in its new home for a lifetime. As a professional cabinet maker who has been installing these front entry doors systems for over 30 years, I can tell you that you can always count on brick home entry door frames to be in the neighborhood of 9 to 11 inches in depth. On the other hand, entry door systems that are to be installed on wood frame homes generally run in the neighborhood of 5 to 6 inches. When a potential customer calls me for a entry door estimate, I always go over with them the critical differences with other contractors purchasing entry door systems from home centers and them adding cheap lumber to the frame to achieve the depth that they are after. I only stock "C" and better grade 2"x12" Douglas fir lumber at my cabinet making shop for these particular entry door projects. Since the lumber is always kept indoors at my cabinet making shop, it is always dry and well seasoned and ready for these specific applications. Notice there is no aluminum cladding or capping placed on the sides of this beautiful Douglas fir entry door frame. Because the wood entry frame was designed to sit close to the joining brickwork and caulked tightly leaving the wood's natural beauty to be enjoyed. The customer's color choice for this elegant storm door was a spot on match and blends with their rustic brickwork allowing this entry door unit to stand proud.
Here is another beautifully installed Douglas fir front entry door unit with matching sidelights and a warm light maple staining with polyurethane. This well crafted entry door system was completely prefabricated in my woodworking shop and installed on site. Quality workmanship like this can only be achieved in a woodworking shop environment where quality control is checked throughout the prefabrication process. Not only is the front entry door and sidelights made from Douglas fir lumber but all other consisting moldings are also custom manufactured in my woodworking shop. This is how I achieve consistent wood tones throughout all prefabrication stages. Because particular attention is paid to such well crafted entry door systems it allows me to set my craftsmanship at a higher level in the home improvement trades. My new Cherry Hill, New Jersey customer's are completely happy and were unsuspecting of their new front entry systems finished results.
This French back entry door unit was installed in a Queen's Village Center City Philadelphia neighborhood answering the customer's demands for an attractive but well insulated entry door unit. I was referred to this customer for a quote and I suggested these twin 15 light glass panel French entry doors which she agreed upon and were included for her prefabricated entry door project. These beautiful French entry doors were installed by me to complete the home owner's present interior renovation project that was under way. Before installing the entry door unit, I included a 2 inch thick limestone step which gives even support and stability for this attractive French style door unit. The brass thresholds and door bottoms are an attractive match to the well crafted brass entry lock and matching hinges. The customer took all the proper and necessary steps to maintain her invested entry door project by having a professional painter finish these gorgeous truly divided glass panel doors.
Cabinet making shop quality achieves superior results!!!
Copyright 2021 By Cabinet Makers Custom Built-in Bookcases

Front Door Prefabrication And Installation