Lion Head Carved Front Door: Fine Art Quality Arched Entrance – 251HCC
An Original Design By Award Winning Artist H.J. Nick, Carved By The Hands Of One Of Our Master Wood Carver
Inspired By Historic Romanian Architecture And Built Using The Same Techniques And Materials As The Original
Lion Head Carved Front Door: Fine Art Quality Arched Entrance
ArtFactory.com builds the highest quality custom entrance doors available anywhere in the world. This, Bucharest, Romania inspired design is among our most popular. Like all of our custom entrances, it can be built with an arched or flat top, as single or double doors, and for residential or commercial use. The lion head carved front 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 lion head and wood scroll work are hand carved by our master carvers. These are detailed, high relief carvings, by the hands of one master carver, and certified as fine art quality. This also means that each custom entrance 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 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 arched lion head carved front 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 been signed by H.J. Nick, which assures that he has personally inspected your product, and it has been found to meet all, world class fine art specifications.
Lion Head Carved Front Door Custom Hardware Details
Like all of our custom doors, this lion head carved front door includes fully customizable hand forged hardware. 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 ArtFactory.com 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.
The lion head carved front door as shown includes, on the exterior of the door; our beautiful twisted grapevine iron door pull. This door handle represents a grapevine with meticulously handmade leaves, and berries that wrap around from top to bottom. 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. In other words, each grape leaf is uniquely shaped just as would be seen in nature.
Master Hand Carving And Wood Finish Additional Details
The lion head carved front door, like all of our custom wood doors, is made from solid, full length timber. Furthermore, each door is constructed with hand hewn, mortise and tenon joinery. 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.
In addition, our high relief hand carving process creates both positive and negative levels. This includes features such as carved out undersides of leaves that cannot be achieved with any machine. When we say master hand carved, we mean carved by the hands of one master wood carver. We do not use CNC machine carving, engage in gang carving, or any other fast process. Direct carvings by the hands of one master carver is especially relevant in the eyes of appraisers when judging a piece as meeting fine art qualifications.
Building A Family Legacy Through Heirloom Doors
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.
In fact, if it were not for these artifacts, it would be impossible to know these people ever existed, and 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, custom Victorian double doors, these items will be important to the story of your family history long after we are gone.
Lion Head Carved Front Door Historic Inspiration: Bucharest, Romania
Bucharest is a city that has survived multiple rulers, alignments, natural disasters, and wars. The earliest written mention of the city was in 1459 in a document from Vlad Tepes III, better known as Vlad the Impaler. However, architectural findings show the city is older than that, and that people have been settled in the area since the Roman Empire or earlier. Because of the occupations in two world wars and then Communist rule after the Second World War, most of the historical architecture was destroyed. There has been a long period of rebuilding and restoration after the Romanian Revolution of 1989 and there are some beautiful buildings and artwork in Bucharest today.
ArtFactory.com is proud to bring a bit of the beauty of the architecture inspired this historic European city to America today. In fact, we can build literally any historically inspired design, custom made to fit your residential or commercial property. These are not reproduction quality imitations, or disposable, mass production items. Every item that is made in our world class, state-of-the-art factory is a unique, one-of-a-kind work of original fine art with future appreciable value in antiquity. H.J. Nick travels the world studying historic architecture in search of lost techniques that were used to create the great works of the old world. He then uses this knowledge to ensure that all of our historically inspired products are built to historically correct specifications, and using the same materials and techniques as the original inspirations from history. That is the ArtFactory.com difference. When only the best will do, call us today at 1-800-292-0008 to get pricing on the lion head carved front door, or any historically inspired custom door design.
Lion Head Carved Front 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
- 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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