Aurelien Voletta. Door Design. December 12th, 2017.
These types of doors were rather popular in the 1900s, and though you may not see them as often now, they are still around today. You can have one made to your specifications. This means you can choose what wood the door is made from, how many wood panels it has, whether or not it has glass lites, what kind of glass designs you want for the lites, and even whether or not you want it to have a shelf. Many people delight in the shelf and corbels because very few doors today do have such a feature. It can be quite quaint on the right house and may be something to take into consideration - especially if you wish to have a unique door that no one else on the block has.
The type of door can also make a world of difference. The basic types are hinged, sliding, folding and revolving types. The hinged type is when the door is hinged on one side allowing it to swing open in only one direction. The improvement on this type is the swinging type. This type is made in such a way that though it is hinged on only one side it can swing in both directions opening inwards and outwards. The sliding type is when the panels are mounted on overhead and floor tracks. These panels can slide over one another in both directions - right and left. These are used in situation of space constraints but their regular use popularity has also increased phenomenally. The folding type is when the two or more panels are joined together by hinges. These hinges allow the panels to fold over each other in whichever direction you want. Revolving type is the one where the panel is attached at the centre with means of an axis and the far ends of the panel can be pushed, which causes the panel to pivot about the axis. This type is not generally used in homes as it takes up too much space but it is quite ubiquitous in commercial establishments.
Now when you go shopping for designs, you will realize that there is a huge variety available in the market to suit different needs and tastes. You find beautiful traditional style wood doors with carvings and patterns in different designs. Many manufacturers sell front door designs which reflect the bygone eras such as Victorian, Georgian, Tudor, French Country, Tuscany and Colonial. These are more suited to palatial or country-side homes. You can even go for the rustic look and finish or antique looking front door designs.
There are several designs and styles to decorate cabinet doors. The most common design is the wood veneer. This is a style wherein plywood or particleboard is glued together with a piece of solid wood to create a stronger piece of wood. This style of wood is better compared with a single solid wood. A wood veneer is more flexible than a solid wood; it shrinks and expands minimally during change of weather. This lessens the chances of cracking and splitting of the wood which is used for the cabinet.
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