Custom French Paned Door: With Matching Sidelights
A panel door at Wawel Castle in Poland inspired this custom French paned door with paned sidelights. Wawel Castle was built in the 11th century and the castle was expanded in the Gothic style in the 14th century turning a few buildings into a complex. In 1499 there was a fire that destroyed the castle and King Alexander Jagiello commissioned an architect to rebuild the castle, this time in the Renaissance style. When there was another fire, part of the northern wing was rebuilt in the early Baroque style. In WWII, the curators of the castle removed the national treasures within the castle and had them sent first to France and then to Canada for safekeeping. Those treasures, including Szczerbiec, the coronation sword used from 1320 to around 1790 and the last surviving part of the Polish crown jewel collection, were returned in 1961.
Brightening the home by replacing the panels of the original with 1" thick glass without sacrificing the security of a 3" thick solid wood door gives the door a more welcoming feel and invites your guests into your home. You can choose the hardware you want or go with the hand forged wrought iron door pulls seen here. The beauty of working with a custom manufacturer is the ability to make changes to your door to make it unique.
Custom French Paned Door Info
- Size - any size door, shape, structural jamb
- Style - wood, design, hand carvings, decorative accents
- Panels - windows, grills, door straps, inlays, clavos, sidelights
- Glass - stained, thermal, energy efficient, decorative, protective
- Hardware - hand forged wrought iron handles, latches, hinges, grills
- Finishes - over 400 standard colors of hand applied stains and finishes or color match
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- American hand made solid wood doors
- Available in any wood types, stain and patina finishes
- Solid, full length timber, air dried (never kiln dried) timber
- Custom solid wood door, handcrafted using mortise and tenon joinery
- Pre-hung structural 3" thick door jamb with 1" seal face stop (double thermal seal)
- Self-closing, heavy duty tension adjustable hinges
- Adjustable tension roller style door latch closure
- Self-lifting, heavy duty mechanical door sweep
- Heavy duty, crush proof threshold with adjustable saddle
- Hand rubbed, 10 process finish on all custom wood doors
- Solid hand forged wrought iron hardware - no hollow iron or fake castings
- Built in the original craft - not reproduction
- Order any size or style doors custom designed for your residential or commercial space
- Available in solid wood front doors, hand carved panels, glass or portal windows
- All custom doors are guaranteed forever - backed by over a century of fine craftsmanship
ArtFactory.com is an American manufacturer of custom doors, door hardware, iron gates, and designer furniture based in Scottsdale, Arizona. Featuring designs by H.J. Nick, we have been designing and building some of the world's finest furnishings, all hand crafted in America, since 1913. Most of our clients want a furnishing that has a big WOW factor and timeless elegance. They all want investment value furnishings that make a proper statement reflecting their personality, or the personality of the environment for which the designer custom furnishings are intended. Our master level craftsmanship ensures your custom wrought iron gates and furnishings will stand the test of time, and are guaranteed forever, backed by over a century of fine craftsmanship.
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