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Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HDCustomer Beautiful door, excellent value.
We wanted a solid door with a rustic Mediterranean look and this was a good choice. My husband, being in the industry, has contractor accounts at many suppliers, and these doors were a much better value than other similar options we looked at in this style. Initially we had trouble finding the 32" left swing door on this site, and had to track down the manufacturer, who spoke highly of his doors was kind enough to contact Home Depot to get the issue fixed on the website. Great customer service by the manufacturer! When we went to pick up our twelve doors, customers kept stopping us to admire them, and the cashier joked that we better get them loaded quickly before someone bought them out from under us. They are a great value for the price, solid, and with pre-bored holes for the handle and with dark bronze hinges. To get the dark rich color we used the following process: stain, lacquer, tinted toner, lacquer, black glaze wiped on/off, and a final coat of lacquer. We stand the doors up vertically to finish them (affixing to temporary stud framing at the top and the bottom of the door assembly-line style) and use quick dry lacquer. They turned out beautifully, and we are pleased with them.
February 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by khomyachka Really beautiful doors for a very reasonable price
These doors are really beautiful and pretty inexpensive. Initially I was a little wary of ordering doors online that I could not see a sample of in stores, so I had to look at the Masonite display to see what they may look like. These are $340 cheaper than the Masonite ones, since they are unfinished I assume (?) Also, no one had reviewed these online so I wasn't sure what to expect. I ordered the doors with the frame and they came with nice oil rubbed bronze hardware (hinges) and were pre-bored for doorknobs. My boyfriend talked me into wood (I'm a painter and thought paintable doors would be easier) and I'm glad he did because they were so pretty even unfinished. I used an oil based polyurethane and triple coated them and they are awesome! They are really nice quality, heavy, true (no warping), easy to hang and really quite surprising for the price. I couldn't be more pleased.
Finish them on sawhorses, not vertically - the knots and cracks will hold your stain/varnish and drip out and down if done upright. Make sure they are absolutely dry before you flip to the other side, and put soft rags under the already finished side so you don't ruin your new work!
Sand by hand - with these there is no need for a power sander. Also, they are a wood veneer and it's pretty easy to get overzealous and burn through that with a power sander.
Overall,very pleased, great great price, beautiful doors, and happily surprised at the good quality in a time where that sometimes seems to be going downhill.
October 22, 2014