131 Metro

131 Metro from Northern Contours
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Door shown in Quartered Black Walnut

Veneer face and back with a square profile and internal edge banding on a 3/4" core. An engineered core provides a stable, consistent substrate, virtually eliminating warp common in solid wood doors.

Specie offerings include all Standard Veneers. While we strive to provide a harmonious appearance, color and grain variation should be expected and contribute to the unique beauty of wood products. 
Click here to see samples of Standard Species available

Exotic veneer offerings include: American Red Gum, Birdseye Maple, European Steamed Beech, Narrow Caramelized Bamboo, Plain Sliced Black Walnut, Qtrd African Mahogany, Qtrd Figured Anigre, Qtrd Black Walnut, Qtrd Figured English Sycamore, Qtrd Flakey White Oak, Ribbon Cut Sapele, VG Fir, and Wide Caramelized Bamboo.

Reconstituted veneer offerings include: Recon Gun Metal Ebony, Recon Quartered Walnut, Recon Rosewood, Recon Rift White Oak, Recon Wenge, and Recon Zebrawood.

Contact us for additional information on the Exotic and Reconstituted veneers.

 

What is the difference between the #125 door style and the #131 door style?

Looking at a picture of the two door styles it is difficult to see any difference between the doors.  The #131 style also costs more than the #125, but why when they look so similar?  Taking a close look at the doors and the edges, there are differences in how the doors are made.

The style #125 door is cut from a veneered sheet of wood measuring 48” wide by 96” long.  The plywood core is medium-density fiberboard (mdf) with a veneer on the front and back side of the species ordered (Maple, Walnut, Red Oak, etc.).  The doors and drawer fronts are cut from this sheet stock; the edges are cleaned up, and external matching veneer wood banding is applied to all the edges.

The style #131 door is cut from 3/4" thick mdf sheet stock.  Next, a multi-layer veneer banding 3mm (1/8”) thick is applied to all the edges.  Finally, the veneer species ordered is applied to the front and back of the banded mdf panels in a large press.  This sequence of steps has the thicker banding internally applied, behind the veneer on the face and back of the doors leaving a clean look.  The 3mm banding is visible from the edges of the door, see the “More Details” tab on the #131 door for information about the application of the banding.  This thicker banding is also more durable than the veneer banding applied to the style #125 doors.

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