Resources

RESOURCES FOR DESIGNING THE PERFECT DOOR WITH TEXTURED GLASS

Glass Textures

Doors by Decora custom wood doors often include textured glass. Textured glass, like Quarter Reed Glass or Pattern 62 Glass, can create privacy without entirely limiting visibility or outside daylight. Textured glass can also create a level of elegance and sophistication not achievable with traditional glass. For example, Rain Water Glass or Seedy Glass include bubbles to offer character and a low level of obscurity. View All Textured Glass.

RESOURCES FOR DESIGNING THE PERFECTLY TINTED STAINED DOOR

Stain Colors

From mahogany-tinted Spanish Cedar to cherry-finished Alder, all Doors by Decora doors are hand-stained to match your design aesthetic. Door stains can bring out the character and grain of a wood or offer hints of the rich patterns below the tint. But every board of wood varies, so stain samples are part of our design process with every door project. View all Stain Colors.

RESOURCES FOR A PERFECTLY FRAMED CUSTOM WOOD DOOR

Molding Profiles

Like picture frames, trim molding accents and frames your custom door. With trims that are stately yet bold to highly detailed, we stock a wide range of different wood molding profiles with many other styles available upon request. We’ll work with you, your designer, or builder to be sure your custom door is framed beautifully and flows within your home. View All Molding Profiles.

RESOURCES FOR CHOOSING THE PERFECT DECORATIVE IRON DOOR GRILL

Iron Grills

Our on-staff blacksmith and design team help homeowners choose or design iron grills that complement their custom door and home. Preview the most popular wrought iron designs – from organic patterns (DbyD-IG-208) to rustic geometrics (DbyD-IG-205 SS), or elect to design your own. In either case, you’ll have a decorative and beautiful iron grill as part of your door’s finish. View All Iron Grills.

RESOURCES FOR CHOOSING THE PERFECT LOCK FOR YOUR DOOR

Lock Types

When it comes to purchasing hardware for your door, there are several things to consider. For example, what type of locking mechanism do you want or need? There are two different lock types to consider when choosing: cylinder locks (or tubular locks) and mortise locks. One is more secure and more expensive, while the other is more common and less expensive. View the Full Article on Lock Types.

Door Lock Type - Mortise

Mortise Lock

Door Lock Type - Cylinder

Cylinder Lock

RESOURCES FOR CHOOSING THE PERFECT SHAPE FOR YOUR DOOR

Door Jambs and Transoms

Also referred to as door frames, door jambs and transoms offer different shapes that help achieve the look you’re going for. All Doors by Decora jambs and transoms are custom built to your order, giving us the ability to build it to fit any new or existing opening. If you need something unusual, we are the people to call! View All Jambs and Transoms.

Radius jamb for double doors with transom
Segment jamb for double doors with sidelites
Segment jamb for double doors
Rectangular jamb for double doors with sidelines

RESOURCES FOR LEARNING HOW TO DESIGN YOUR PERFECT DOOR

Door Articles

Homeowners come to us for custom wood doors. Many have an idea of what they want, but it’s easy to get lost in the details. That’s why we guide homeowners through every step in the process of designing their custom door. Plus, we have great resource articles to help explain terminology and make decisions with confidence. Read All Door Articles.

DOWNLOADABLE RESOURCES THAT OFFER INSPIRATION AND IDEAS

Door Brochures

Besides browsing the Doors by Decora website for door ideas and inspiration, you can also download brochures with a number of examples. Each brochure focuses on a particular style, like Old World Doors or Commercial Doors, and is available as a printable PDF. View All Brochures.

Brochure Cover for Iron Grill Door Ideas
Brochure Cover for Craftsman Front Door Ideas
Brochure Cover for Church Stained Glass Ideas

GET TO KNOW DOORS BY DECORA WITH THIS VIDEO INTRODUCTION

Door Videos

Doors by Decora started making high-quality wood custom doors in 1968. Since then, we’ve built thousands of custom entryways and pioneered innovative methods like floating panels that eliminate buckling and splitting and the continuous oval section made from six individual pieces. Watch this video to learn more and see over 100 custom doors installed around the United States.