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Custom Lion Head Door: Historic Bucharest Architecture Inspired – AD6625

This Master Hand Carved Grand Entrance Is An Original Design By Award Winning Artist H.J. Nick, Inspired By Famous Historic Doors Built In 18th Century Bucharest, Romania, A City Which Earned The Nickname “Little Paris” Due To Its Proliferation Of Architecture In That Era

Our Master Craftsmen Have Built This Entrance Using The Same Techniques And Materials That Would Have Been Used In Centuries Gone By; Using The Old World Method Of Mortise And Tenon, Pegged And Dowelled Construction; Hand Hewn, Full Length Planks Of Naturally Desert Air Cured, Full Length Timber; And The Centerpiece Lion Head Door Knocker Is A Genuine Wrought Iron, One-Of-A-Kind World Class Fine Art Piece, Individually Hand Hammered Into Shape By One Of Our Master Blacksmiths, Over A Coal Fired Forge


Custom Lion Head Door: Historic Bucharest Architecture Inspired

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All of our custom doors are built with the highest quality materials available anywhere. This includes genuine, solid, hand hewn, full length planks of timber that has been naturally cured in the Scottsdale, Arizona desert air. Built with the tried and tested technique of mortise and tenon, pegged and doweled construction. Each entrance is individually handmade in the U.S.A. by skilled master craftsmen, and guaranteed to last forever with little or no maintenance. builds the highest quality custom entrance doors available anywhere in the world. This Romanian inspired custom lion head door is built using the same materials and techniques as the historic doors that were built in in Bucharest, hundreds of years ago. Like all of our custom entrances, it can be built with a full arched top as pictured, or with a flat, or set-arched top. Like all of our custom door designs, it can be built as single or double doors, for interior, or exterior, and for residential or commercial use. The custom lion head door is the type of design that will stand out, and making a lasting first impression. If you are looking for that special entrance door to be the heart and sole of your home, this is it. The wood scroll work is hand carved by one of our master wood carvers. These are detailed, high relief carvings, by the hands of one master carver, and are certified as world class fine art. The centerpiece of the design is the genuine wrought iron, lion head door knocker, which is the work of our in-house master blacksmiths. This fine art door knocker is not a cast, copied, or mass produced item, but was hand hammered into shape by one of our blacksmiths over a coal fired forge. Furthermore, each custom entrance we build, is a one-of-a-kind work of fine art that will never be exactly reproduced.

These meticulous hand carvings give the door an elegance that a design inspired by a city of Bucharest, Romania, that was once known as "Little Paris" deserves. All of our custom doors and furnishing are built under the supervision of award winning artist  H.J Nick. This custom lion head door is just one of the many historically inspired pieces that he, along with our master craftsmen have brought to life. Like all of our products, this door has received H.J. Nick's signature certification, which assures that he has personally inspected your product, and it has been found to meet all, world class fine art specifications.

Custom Lion Head Door Hardware Information

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The custom lion head door features our popular, Gothic inspired, Fleur de-Lis door pull. This versatile, hand hammered textured handle is perfect for any of our historically inspired door designs. All of our wrought iron door hardware products are handcrafted by our master blacksmiths with fire, hammer, and anvil. Furthermore, all of our handles have chamfered edges to smooth any sharp surfaces. Little extras like this make the difference between ordinary mass production hardware, and extraordinary fine art hardware.

Like all of our custom doors, this lion head carved front door includes fully customizable hand forged hardware. The custom lion head door as shown includes, our beautiful Fleur de-Lis door pull. This door handle is one of our most popular designs, and is available in a wide variety of textures and colors. These pulls are individually hand forged by our master blacksmiths, never cast, or mass produced. This includes details like chamfered edges to smooth any rough or sharp surfaces on the handle. This type of precision craftsmanship will only be found in the finest quality in door hardware. Furthermore, because every door hardware product is individually hand hammered into shape by our master blacksmiths, each is a unique work of art that will never be exactly replicated. You can also compliment your door with any type of additional hardware to complete the design, such as the lion head door knocker that is the central element of this door. We also off additional accent pieces, if you choose, such a decorative wrought iron clavos, or ornamental strap hinges, which are always hand forged by our master blacksmiths from genuine wrought iron.

All of our hardware products are custom made by master blacksmiths, right in our Scottsdale, Arizona factory. Each item is made from pure, solid wrought iron, and is hand hammered over a coal fired forge. We use pure wrought iron, because unlike other metals, wrought iron will not rust away and corrode with exposure to the elements. Wrought iron will stand up for centuries, build a patina, and only look better with age. To top it all off, at we expedite this natural process with our hand applied, iron oxide, advance patination process. The process infuses the patina to the metal at over 1000 degrees Fahrenheit, and creates a finish that will look beautiful from day one, and for generations to come with little or no maintenance. Master Hand Carving Information

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All of our hand carved wooden doors feature intricately detailed, world class fine art, hand carved wood designs. These carving include both positive and negative reliefs (which cannot be achieved by any type of machine). Elements such as leaves, tree bark, pine needles, fish scales, bird feathers, animal fur, and individual grapes are each created, by hand, one-by-one, so that each is unique, and no two are exactly alike, just as would be seen in the real world. These high relief carvings are always created done by the hands of "ONE" of our master wood carvers. Carvings by one single master carver's hands is an essential, and especially relevant detail, when qualifying a piece as fine art. This is why at, we never use CNC machine, or gang carving to create our fine art carved entrance doors.

Our carvings are always high relief carvings that include both positive and negative reliefs, plus details such as carved out undersides of leaves. This type of detail can only be achieved by hand, and not with any type of machine. We never use CNC machine, gang carving, or any other fast process when creating our hand carved doors. A carving by one masters hands only is especially relevant in the eyes of appraisers when it comes to judging a piece as fine art, and the custom lions head door is a prime example of this type of work.

Furthermore, award winning artist H.J. Nick personally designs, supervises the construction of, and inspects every product that leaves our factory. An item does not receive the H.J. Nick Signature Certification (recognized by collectors and insurers worldwide) until he personally finds an item to be meeting all world class fine art standards. This type of fine art certification ensures that your product is of investment quality, with future appreciable value in antiquity.

Build A Legacy Through Heirloom Quality Doors

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Don't just buy a door when you can own a custom grand entrance that has that "WOW Factor" that you have been looking for, and will properly represent your personality and accomplishment to every guest who arrives at your home or business. That is why we offer options that are limited only by your imagination, and your door can be customized in any way that you choose. In addition to historically inspired designs, such as the custom lion head door, you can personalize any of our solid wood doors with a family crest, coat of arms, name, business logo, or any imagery that is important to you.

Building a family legacy has been going on since the beginning of time. Building heirloom furniture and doors intended to last forever is one of the primary ways we all have in achieving some small part of immortality. These cherished family items will touch our loved ones for many years to come through physical interactions as well as family photos . Many societies, including the Egyptians and Mayans, as well as European royalty and aristocracy have created and passed down heirlooms for thousands of years. More recently, the great artists and architects of the America n Arts and Crafts movement of the early 20th century created such heirlooms.

In fact, if it were not for these artifacts, it would be impossible to know these people ever existed, how they were important to history. This is also the case in the 21st century within your own family. No matter if it’s a simple, hope chest with your personal message or name as a gift to a loved one, or extravagant, fine art quality, master handcrafted, solid cedar, custom lion head door, these items will be important to the story of your family history long after we are gone. At we will never understand the insanity of spending hard earned money on a product that is designed to end up in a landfill.

A Grand Entrance Door That Has The "WOW Factor"

Custom Solid Wooden Lion Knocker Entry Door

The hardware centerpiece is the custom lion head door knocker. Custom door knockers can add a powerful statement about your personality to any guests that comes to your front door. We design the lion head iron door knocker, and all of our custom door knockers precisely to each customers request and to exact specifications that fit your style.

Our custom lion head door is the perfect entrance, if you are looking for something with that "WOW Factor", to properly represent your personality and accomplishments. Like with all of our doors, we started with full length, naturally air cured, timber. It is our belief that all high quality wooden doors and furnishings are built using all natural materials. At we do not believe in using particle board, veneers, laminates, or any other type of faux wood. When we say wooden door, we mean the genuine article.

All of our wooden doors are hand hewn by master craftsmen, using mortise and tenon joinery. This type of construction makes for a custom entrance that is built to stand the test of time. All of our wood doors are also hand finished using our multi-step process that blends the stain into the grain of the wood. This time consuming process allows for a finish that will not crack, chip, or peel like a painted on finish.

Custom Lion Head Door Wood Finish Details

H.j. Nick Signature panel

All of our custom, handcrafted wood doors are designed by, built under the supervision of, and inspected by award winning artist H.J. Nick. A product does not receive his H.J. Nick signature certification (pictured) until he has personally inspected the product, and found it to meet or exceed all world class fine art, and investment quality criteria. This signature certification is recognized by appraisers and insurers worldwide.

The meticulous finish has been done in age old technique, using a 23-step hand rubbed process. We begin with fine hand sanding, and infused open grain hand applied stains. That puts the finish in the wood not just sprayed on it. This allows for the fine natural wood grains to show to perfection. There are then 20 additional steps requiring the application of wax, oils and lacquers with curing times between each process. This method is performed on all furniture and door wood surfaces inside and out. This tried and tested finish detail is required in the making of a one-of-a-kind, family heirloom quality product that meets world class investment quality standards that will stand the test of time. This process is the only way with little maintenance and the simple process of cleaning with oil will allow for a beautiful natural patina that will make this door more beautiful over time.

Our in-house master wood workers, and blacksmiths handcraft all custom furniture and doors to your design specifications. We only use the highest quality materials. All of our wooden furnishings, doors, and gates are made from solid, full length, naturally air dried timber. We believe in the quality of our products in craftsmanship so much that as result, our custom doors, and all of our products are guaranteed forever. When nothing but the best will do, call now for a pricing on this custom lion head door at 1-800-292-0008or any of our other fine art quality custom entrances. These solid wood doors, and all of our products are handmade in the U.S.A. at our Scottsdale, Arizona factory.

The History Of Hand Carved Doors In Bucharest, Romania

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One of the most iconic examples of hand-carved doors in Bucharest is the entrance to the Stavropoleos Monastery. This beautiful wooden door is intricately carved with religious motifs and is considered a masterpiece of Romanian woodworking. Another notable example of hand-carved doors in Bucharest can be found at the Romanian Athenaeum, a concert hall and cultural center that was completed in 1888.

Hand-carved doors have a long and rich history in Bucharest, Romania. The city has a rich architectural heritage, with many buildings dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries, when Bucharest experienced a period of rapid growth and development.

During this time, many wealthy merchants and aristocrats commissioned elaborate and ornate doors for their homes and businesses. These doors were often crafted by skilled artisans and featured intricate carvings, delicate moldings, and other decorative elements.

Iconic Hand Carved Romanian Doors

One of the most iconic examples of hand-carved doors in Bucharest is the entrance to the Stavropoleos Monastery. This beautiful wooden door is intricately carved with religious motifs and is considered a masterpiece of Romanian woodworking.

Another notable example of hand-carved doors in Bucharest can be found at the Romanian Athenaeum, a concert hall and cultural center that was completed in 1888. The doors of the Athenaeum are made of solid oak and are decorated with elaborate carvings depicting scenes from Romanian history and folklore.

Despite the many challenges faced by Bucharest over the years, including war, political upheaval, and natural disasters, the tradition of hand-carved doors has endured. Today, many of the city's historic buildings still feature beautifully crafted doors that serve as a testament to Bucharest's rich cultural heritage.

Custom Lion Head 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
  • Learn more about our custom doors 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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