Viking Inspired Cathedral Door: Built In Historically Correct Hand And Craft – 1109HCB
Stillingfleet Church Inspired Design By Award Winning Artist H.J. Nick
Hinges And Hardware Are Individually Hand Hammered By Our Master Blacksmiths Over A Coal Fired Forge (These Are Not Fast Process Casted Copies) Decorative Hardware Is Real Wrought Iron With A Natural Advanced Patina That Will Last Forever
Viking Inspired Cathedral Door: Built In Historically Correct Hand And Craft
This design is inspired by the door at Stillingfleet Church in Yorkshire, England. This famous door from the year 1185 is England's oldest working door, and is know for its unique, Viking ironwork. In modern times, award winning artist H.J. Nick has created this design inspired by the Stillingfleet door, and created the breathtaking Viking inspired cathedral door pictured above. This modern masterpiece is not a reproduction, but is built using the same methods and materials that were used nearly 1000-years-ago to create the original. H.J. Nick travels the world studying historic architecture, observing not only the design itself, but how these historic buildings were made, and what they were made from. It is his belief that using the correct techniques and materials from the era is essentially when creating a historically inspired design as a work of fine art.
At ArtFactory.com we believe in building furniture and doors that are not something that you just use for a few years and then throw away. Building items that are disposable is a practice that is unique to the past fifty years. In the old world, when a piece of furniture was built, it was built from solid, natural materials by master craftsmen. Most importantly, it was built to last forever. Something like a solid wood entrance door would be passed down through a family for generations along with the home that was also built to last forever. With this handcrafted Viking inspired cathedral door, we have carried that tradition of built to last craftsmanship into the 21st century. This type of product cannot be build overnight, or with low quality materials. That is why we use the highest quality, full length, solid timber, and build it by hand, using the age old, tried and tested method of mortise and tenon joinery. This type materials and construction makes for a custom door that will stand the test of time.
Viking Inspired Cathedral Door Custom Hardware Details
The handmade Viking ironwork is what makes both the original design, and our Viking inspired cathedral door a unique work of art. These representations of a Viking ship and other signs are meant to act as charms. Each hardware piece on our door is genuine hand hammered, fire forged wrought iron, made the same way that would have been done by a Viking master blacksmith in the 12th century. Our decorative hardware products are never cast copied, drop forged, or mass produced. Every product is individually hammered into shape by hand so that each is a one-of-a-kind, never to be reproduced work of fine art. Furthermore, our custom hardware products are all finished using our proprietary iron oxide advance patination process. This process infuses a hand applied patina to the metal at over 1000 degrees Fahrenheit. This makes for a vibrantly colored finish that will stand the test of time with little or no maintenance. Unlike paints and powder coats, our process advances the natural patina of the iron, and won't crack, peel, or flake off over time because it is actually part of the metal.
When you are looking for decorative door hardware that makes a statement, nothing does so quite like a fine are quality handmade piece. In addition to the decorative Viking charms, this door includes a rustic door knocker and ring pulls, and decorative medieval strap hinges, all of which are fantastic examples of the type of exquisite work that can be done by our master blacksmiths. We can customize door knockers to fit your specific needs and style. All of our custom door hardware is made from solid hand forged wrought iron. Any of our doors can be customized with any hardware that you choose from our vast selection of styles. You can also add any of our theme door pulls or custom door handles from our extensive catalog to your door or gate project. You can even submit your own picture or design idea and our design engineers and blacksmiths will custom craft it for you at no additional charge.
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, 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 an extravagant, fine art quality, master handcrafted solid wood, custom Viking inspired cathedral door, these items will be important to the story of your family history long after we are gone.
This Is No Ordinary Entrance Door
This extravagant Viking inspired cathedral door is a fine art quality, solid, old growth wood door. Our combination of the finest all natural materials, and master hand craftsmanship allow for us to offer a quality of product that is unsurpassed anywhere else, at any price. This is not only an investment quality door, in the eyes of your family, it will become a cherished heirloom and a priceless piece of immortality that will be tangible for generations. It will serve as a way to celebrate your life, and its direct effects on who they are and what your influence was on your family's history. True artifacts enhance and enrich all of our lives in a way that mass-produced merchandise never will, thus preserving the best of mankind and expressing our love for each other.
This elegantly designed, grand cathedral entrance door is the work of our world class design department, and in house senior engineers. All of our products are designed by, and built under the direction of award winning artist H.J. Nick. Every product is signed and certified as world class fine art quality by H.J. Nick, before it leaves our world class factory. This type of certification ensures that your product has appreciable value in antiquity as fine art. Don't settle for low quality, mass produced products that are destined for yard sales and landfills when you can own a work of appreciable art that will add to your long term financial net worth.
Viking Inspired Cathedral Door Fine Art Finish Details
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 interior and exterior doors and all of our products are guaranteed forever. Call now for pricing on our viking inspired cathedral door at 1-800-292-0008 and get started on doors of your dreams today. Like all of our products, these doors were handmade in the USA, in our Scottsdale, Arizona factory.
Viking Inspired Cathedral 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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