Eco-friendly Interior Doors, Part I

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Whether you’re building new, or simply replacing common, cheap and, likely, damaged hollow-core doors in your existing home, there are green options to consider.  Whether your home’s style is contemporary or traditional, you can add instant character by adding solid-wood interior doors made from reclaimed wood, FSC-certified wood, recycled content or rapidly renewable resources.   A great resource for antique/old doors in need of restoration is architectural salvage yards, where refinishing is sometimes an option.

Here’s more about reclaimed wood doors:

Reclaimed wood: Most reclaimed timber was originally sawn from old growth trees which were much larger, older and had tighter growth rings than trees cut today. When that wood is re-milled and re-finished, it provides rich colors and exceptional beauty, generally not available from today’s timber. The price of these doors may be about twice the price of stock doors you’ll find at big box retailers, but the quality and character are unsurpassed.

  • California-based Liberty Valley Doors offers a Rediscovered Wood Door collection of new, unfinished doors constructed of 100% reclaimed wood, mainly Douglas Fir beams, joists and timbers. Doors are sanded, ready for finishing. Designs include 1-, 2- or 3-panel layout, with or without arches (pre-finishing is available).
  • Crossroads Recycled Lumber offers custom-crafted doors from wood grown, harvested, manufactured, salvaged and re-manufactured in the USA.  The Douglas Fir, Redwood, and Western Red Cedar doors are all made in its North Fork, California facility.
  • Albany Woodworks, of Albany, Louisiana custom crafts fine doors from antique heart cypress and antique heart pine.
  • Alternative Timber Structures, of Tetonia, Idaho offers a beautiful line of custom doors from reclaimed Fir, Cypress, Oak, Cedar, and Redwood, all assembled using mortise, tenon and pegging.
  • Pine Door Company, located in Montana, retains the rich character and time-worn look of reclaimed barn wood in its handcrafted doors.

Tag(s): Greening the Home, Reclaimed Materials


3 Responses to “Eco-friendly Interior Doors, Part I”

  1. Linda on March 22nd, 2010 9:51 pm

    Thanks for the attractive looking door you have displayed and for the information where one can purchase these items. Its reassuring there are quality products out there which are good for the environment that can be used in our homes.

  2. Cedric Solargreen on May 21st, 2010 7:30 am

    Hai Joyce,This is really nice and informative.Eco friendly furniture ranges from the traditional recycled materials found in exterior home furniture,but is now available for in-home furniture which is very attractive.Choose wisely for the future generations are counting on you to use eco friendly furniture over any other.

  3. Timber Doors on October 13th, 2011 10:54 pm

    liked your post, I will come back for another visit.

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