Custom Doors – Hand Carved Wood
This solid wood entrance door is handcrafted from the highest quality wood by our in-house master woodworkers. Featuring an arched top and inset relief carving – a special request oak leaves and acorns emblem design by the custom – this door was hand hewn and mortise and tenon constructed from 3-inch thick solid hardwood. The wood finish on this custom made door is a multi-stage, hand rubbed fine art process to showcase the natural wood grain and protect the surface. To further enhance the customer’s design theme, we added a iron door handle, shaped into a matching oak leaf design. Using hand forged wrought iron that has been anvil hammered into shape, and patina finished for a natural green color, by our master level blacksmiths, we have turned this door handle into a work of art – for a one of a kind custom wood entrance door.
Original Craft Door Design Inspired By the Castle at Saint Michael’s Mount
Saint Michael’s Mount is an island commune in Normandy, France. It is located approximately one kilometer (0.6 miles) off the country’s northwestern coast, at the mouth of the Couesnon River near Avranches.
The island has held strategic fortifications since ancient times and since the 8th century AD has been the seat of the monastery from which it draws its name. The structural composition of the town exemplifies the feudal society that constructed it: on top, God, the abbey and monastery; below, the great halls, then stores and housing; and at the bottom, outside the walls, fishermen’s and farmers’ housing.
Its unique position of being an island only 600 meters from land made it readily accessible at low tide to the many pilgrims to its abbey. Equally, this position made it readily defensible as an incoming tide stranded, drove off, or drowned would-be assailants. By capitalizing on this natural defense, the Mount remained unconquered during the Hundred Years’ War with a small garrison successfully defending it against a full attack by the English in 1433.