When you think of oak doors, the first thing that might come to mind are huge, chunky external doors but solid oak internal doors are a popular choice too, where budgets can stretch that little bit further and added luxury is what it’s all about.
Usually made from American white oak or European oak, both of which machine particularly well. This means solid oak internal doors can come in a variety of styles and finishes, from a traditional oak door with raised mouldings to a sleek and contemporary oak door with linea toughened glass, the possibilities are virtually limitless.
White oak has a consistent grain and responds well to all stains and finishes when using products such as wax and lacquer. Unlike other types of oak that are open-grained, white oak is smooth and won’t require any filling before painting.
Interior doors can have a bit of a hard time of things, they have to put up with everyday knocks, bumps and scuffs throughout the year but due to the hardness and strength of oak doors, they’re a real investment for your home and should last for many years with the correct maintenance. Regular oiling will prevent the wood from drying out and warping that can be caused by your homes central heating and the changes in humidity and temperature it creates.
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