Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 33
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by lbendlin Good basis for special projects
I needed to build French doors for a non-standard, arched 42" doorway in an old house. Estimates for custom doors ran from 5000 to 6000 $, way beyond my budget.
The doors are from JELD-WEN, made in South Africa, the wood seemed mostly dry. The veneer is rather thin but the insides were solid and not too irregular. Big plus for me was the wide wooden border around the lites. I was easily able to rip the panels to the desired width. For my arches I simply flipped the doors upside down so I had enough material around the lites. Kickboard size is still sufficient.
The lites are covered in plastic which makes it really convenient to paint, and final cleanup is a breeze.
I mounted the doors on double action spring hinges, using two 4" hinges on each door (door weight ended up around 35 lbs per panel, so not an issue). Required a fair amount of re-mortising, obviously.
January 26, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Tomi Nice Doors
The French doors are very attractive. We painted them white, they are baby nursery doors. They are exactly what we wanted!
March 22, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Vernie Great Looking Door
I had the door installed by a contractor who did a very good job. It was easy to install and took little adjustments to the fit the door into the opening. Love the way it makes the room look like a model home. It looks good even unpainted. I plan to paint it white this weekend.
August 11, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by kmerr98277 Not for perfectionists
If you are looking to just slap some doors in this may be ok. There were too many inconsistencies in manufacturing. The header jamb was too short. To get a space between the doors that allowed the doors to be closed without hitting each other required putting a longer screw in the top hinges, which kind of bowed the side jambs. I have installed several interior double doors and never run into the problems this door provided. Also, where the side jambs met the top jamb was different on both sides. One side was not flush and the other was stapled at a degree other than 90. Bottom line is I shouldn't have to spend my time finding ways to accommodate poor manufacturing.
December 10, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Doorman1 Good quality doors
I installed a 5 ft set of these in my first house. We just moved this year and it was again the first project in the new house. 4ft version this time. Easy to install and the quality of the doors is great. The hardware for the door latches could be better if it was adjustable but not a huge deal. We painted this set white this time as we had stained them at the first house.
April 7, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TBZCMG Working with Quality
the doors are great quality and were easy to install in a custom size area....
April 28, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by rrhandymantx Doors were great, Home Depot was not
The door was easy to install and fit exactly as it should have. Home Depot's shipping on the other hand was "something short of desirable". Took 2 1/2 weeks for door to come in from time of order. When it finally arrived before Christmas, I was notified that it was damaged. When I went to see it, it was gouged in several places, stops were pulled apart, and hardware was either bent or missing. Because door was being painted, I accepted door and it took me several hours of filling in and sanding to get it where it needed to be.
December 29, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JFranks Great Doors
Bought these doors for my living room and they have transformed the look completely, added the separation intended, and has also helped keep my den warm and toasty this fall.
December 15, 2015