Beautiful Wood: Cedar, Mahogany and So Much More
Exotic or traditional, smooth as silk or rugged and rough, each wood species has its own special appeal. Our standard external surface material for our custom wooden garage doors is clear-grade western red cedar. No man-made material can match its richly textured grain and palette of warm, mellow tones, which can range from honey gold to dark brown. Our customers can select Stain Grade Natural, which showcases a range of hues, or Stain Grade Select, which has more color uniformity between the individual boards.
The beauty of wood endures year after year, but it also makes good environmental sense. Wood doors require much less energy to produce than steel or concrete. And as one of the world's only renewable building materials, wood cannot only be recycled, but regenerated as well.
In addition to western red cedar, we build doors from the species pictured plus many other specialty woods. Certain species are more appropriate for certain projects depending on your area's climate, the door's exposure and the type of construction. (Note also that some of these species may not be covered by our standard limited warranty.) Your Designer Doors Territory Manager can guide you in your selection.
OUR MOST POPULAR CHOICES
Many of customers choose to have their doors created in Western Red Cedar, as seen in these two photos below. There are two stain-grade choices:
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Many species grown in both North and Central America. Pleasant, familiar cedar scent. Straight, occasionally interlocked grain with very uneven texture. Well known for its stability and weathering qualities.
A North American favorite. Accepts stain very well, varies from pale yellow to reddish brown. Fairly straight grain with areas of burl clusters and a few small knots. The lightest and least dense of all the woods.
Also known as River Recovered Heart Cypress. Sunken logs that have been preserved in silted waters and forgotten for over 100 years. Recovered by specially trained log recovery experts. Honey tones; rich red tans to light chocolates; uniquely fine grain often provides a feathery pattern.
One of the world's most valuable timbers, recognized for its durability, stability and rich beauty. Can withstand all types of weather, harsh chemicals, fungi, rot and termites. Grown on plantations in humid tropical climates.
The premiere American hardwood due to its fine texture, hardness and moderate shrinking in drying, and excellent workability. Photosensitive: when it is worked, the color varies from soft pink to pale orange, but on exposure to light, despite any finish, it darkens to a rich dark reddish hue.