Frequently Asked Questions

Questions about millwork and hardwood products.

A door component that is manufactured to prevent warping, using a core of a lower grade lumber [usually finger jointed] , then laminating edges and faces onto the core. The stiles are the vertical pcs on a door and the rails are the horizontal pcs on a door.

For exterior and interior applications, we recommend a minimum of 1/8 thickness. We saw, not slice, our face veneers in 1/8, 3/16 and ¼” thickness. Some customers prefer the seam between the edge and face to be above or at the edge of the door profile, a 1/8 face works good for that.

The edge depth is determined by how deep of profile that is used on the stile.

We ship orders through LTL Common carrier and FedEx . The orders are put on a pallet, then a box is built around them for protection.

Our standard core is finger jointed eastern white pine. However, we also do cores in Sapele Mahogany and White Oak and Poplar. We can also do cores from a customer’s specifications of another species.

We take our pine core, and, on the ends, we finger joint in the specie that is on the face and edges. This allows the stile to be lighter with the pine core but have the same species as the faces on the ends. This is normally only done on the outside stiles of a door.

Yes. We can put different species on the faces. We can also split the one edge or both edges with both species.

We use a 1 part [no mixing mistakes] waterproof PVA Glue. Franklins Multibond SK8. On Woods that have an initial higher moisture content like Fir, Cedar, Cypress etc. If faces need glued for width we will use a polyurethane glue

Scantlings are laminated lumber consisting of 2-5 layers faces glued together for stability. They are used to manufacture window and door frames. Widths up to 10” and lengths to 10 ft