Wood Finishes

Custom Hardwood Doors and Door Pulls

Modern Steel Doors uses real wood through and through.
Choose your favorite combination of custom wood exterior doors with complementing door pulls.

Wood is characterized by an archaic beauty

Warmth is created through wood’s organic formation. Each custom hardwood door we craft is subtly unique with different grains and textures. Metal and wood balance each other through their paradoxical nature. Steel is artificial and cold, while wood is organic and warm. These opposing materials frame each other and work well together. Additionally, glass as a third material adds another layer of dimension to your custom wood exterior door. This combination of metal, wood, and glass creates a home entrance that is modern, lets in light, and is still warm.

Modern Steel Doors uses only genuine hardwood for our custom wood exterior doors and door pulls. Our hardwoods will never delaminate because they are never laminated. The hardwoods we offer for our modern wooden doors include Mahogany, White Oak, Walnut, Teak, and Washed Teak. Each of these woods offers a unique grain, color, and pattern.

Modern Steel Doors offers two distinct construction methods for our custom hardwood door options. The first option is a metal door made with wood panels. This construction works well to skillfully incorporate glass and metal into your modern wooden door while allowing the wood to remain the dominant material. The second method of construction is a custom wood exterior door with a supporting metal frame. An all-wood door emphasizes the wood as the primary material and is made possible by a structural metal door frame.

Wood Options

"Two options ensure that your front door is a home run."

Modern Steel Doors is best at providing options for every project, home, and personality. The type of wood and finishing process used greatly impact the overall look of your custom hardwood door and how it interacts with your home. We offer two options when it comes to selecting the wood used on your front door. The first option involves using our high-quality wood species and finishing techniques provided in-house by Modern Steel Doors. However, some clients desire their hardwood doors to match the wood already used in their homes. The second option allows the client to choose their own wood species and have it finished by their own woodworker. The advantages and disadvantages of each option are explored in depth below.

Our first option (Option A) is characterized by efficiency and flexibility. You choose your favorite hardwood from the Modern Steel Doors wood collection and we take care of the rest. Our high-quality hardwoods complement many home interiors and exteriors. Modern Steel Doors offers Mahogany, White Oak, Walnut, Teak, and Washed Teak woods. The most important advantage of this option is that your custom hardwood door is immediately ready to jump into production. All custom wood exterior doors are completed in-house and held to our high standards. We finish our hardwoods and they require no specialized maintenance, equipment, or expertise. Most clients select this option out of ease, reliability, and efficiency. See our wood finishes.

Alternatively (Option B), some clients prefer to take a more specialized approach. Modern Steel Doors capacitates clients to match the wood already used in their homes to that used on their front door. The process is simple. The client begins by specifying the desired wood species. After we obtain the client’s wood of choice, we mill and sand the wood to the Modern Steel Door’s unique dimensions and specifications. We then package and ship the wood to the client's woodworker of choice. The woodworker then finishes the wood to match that of your home. Finally, the woodworker packages and ships the finished wood back to Modern Steel Doors. This option requires oversight and inspection, of the finished wood, by the client. Disadvantages of this option include potential delays due to logistics, additional client oversight, and higher expense. However, this route provides the client with a door perfectly tailored to them and their home.

Option A:  Wood & Finishing by Modern Steel Doors (MSD)

  • MSD Species   See our wood finishes.
    • Mahogany
    • White Oak
    • Walnut
    • Teak
    • Washed Teak
  • Pros
    • Turnkey [turn-kee] ready to go into operation
    • Easy to maintain with no special equipment or expertise
    • The cost will be less than option B
  • Cons
    • May not match other woodwork
  • The process:
    • Choose your wood & MSD does the rest

Option B: Wood by Modern Steel Doors & Finishing by Others

  • The process:
    • Specify your wood species
    • MSD provisions
      • Specified wood species
      • Milling
      • Sanding to 150 grit
      • Pack, ship, insure (replacement) & pay for freight to send
    • Client's Woodworker provisions
      • Finish wood
        • Epoxy fill as needed
        • Finish all six sides, tongues & grooves
      • Pack, ship, insure & pay for freight to return
        • Return to:
          • Modern Steel Doors (1-800-406-1958)
          • 4005 S. Country Club Rd.
          • Tucson, AZ 85714
        • To insure, add the cost to finish another set if lost.
    • Client provisions
      • Oversight of the finishing & shipping of the wood
      • A thorough inspection of the finished wood prior to packaging
  • Pros
    • Matching wood
  • Con
    • Most wood finishes require professional maintenance
    • The cost will be greater than option A

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