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     Summit Woodworking uses only the finest kiln-dried, select grade lumber available. All products on this website are made from solid lumber. When veneers are used in the manufacturing of the doors on this website, it is so stated herein. (Plywood is used in panels where specified as a flat panel.) We do, however, build custom doors on a quote basis using veneers of various types.
     We will build your doors from: Northern Red Oak, White Oak, Cherry, Honduras Mahogany, Eastern Hard White Maple, Natural Birch, V.G. Douglas Fir, Pine, Cedar, Redwood, Teak, Walnut, African Mahogany, or any other species that will meet your needs, is available, and is sound and reasonable to work with. Every piece of wood that goes into a Summit door is inspected a minimum of 12 times. All joining is done by hand and visually inspected for quality and integrity of fit.
      The pride we put into our doors is the foundation of our reputation in this industry. Our focus is on each individual doors quality and integrity of design and workmanship.

    At the heart of our construction is the doweling process. We use only hardwood dowels. Joining the rails and the stiles are 5/8" diameter dowels on 1-3/4" centers. The strength of these dowels combined with expertly machined parts is, in our opinion and based on our experience, vastly superior to any other stile and rail joining. Compared to a mortise and tenon joint, which by its nature tends to be sloppy and inconsistent, doweling, when done properly, is tighter and, therefore, consistently provides a stronger bond with more glue surface area and a thinner (therefore stronger) glue line.

     At Summit Woodworking we typically use two different types of glue:
         1.) At the dowel we use a type II water resistant glue. We consider the dowels protected from weather                and therefore an interior application.
         2.) All gluing and laminating is done with a type I glue. All gluing is done by hand and all joints are                inspected before, during and after the gluing process.

     In most cases at Summit Woodworking, all doors are manufactured only from solid lumber. We do laminate (or glue) two or more pieces of wood together for thickness quite often. Examples of this would be our split-thru-proof raised panels (SRP). Also, many of our stiles are made this way. Our experience has shown that this process has several advantages which become apparent in our doors. The first of these advantages is that essentially the product is split-thru-proof. The second advantage of laminating is stability "with" the grain as well as across the grain. In other words, there is significant resistance to bowing and/or warping when parts are laminated properly.

     Standard panels range in thickness from 3/4" to 1-3/8". Thicker panels can be specified. Our standard available profiles are shown in specific applications throughout this website. Other profiles are available, or we can do special profiles on a per quote basis. Contact our office for more information.

Moulding Profiles:
     Standard profiles in various shapes and patterns are shown throughout this website. Other profiles are available, or we can do special profiles on a per quote basis. See the profiles section of this website for standard Summit profiles.

     In some cases, we may choose to engineer parts, such as stiles, and use heavy veneers or standard veneers. The reason for engineering and veneering stiles is varied. Usually it is due to the selection of a wood species that does not lend itself well to solid construction. Examples are knotty pine and rift or quarter sawn lumbers. Also, on extremely wide stiles, we may need to engineer and veneer. If we feel that engineering/veneering is necessary our customers will be advised.

Example of an engineered/veneered stile in cross section





     All non-leaded glass used in our doors, sidelites, and transoms is either tempered or safety glass. There are no exceptions to this unless so stated. Tempered glass is standard unless otherwise specified. Standard glass thickness on non-insulated doors is 1/8". On insulated doors the standard is 1/2", 5/8", or 3/4" overall. Other thicknesses are shown throughout this website by specific application.
      Decorative leaded (or brass came) glass is not normally tempered; however, in insulated leaded (or brass) glass units, the outer layers of glass are always 1/8" clear, tempered unless otherwise specified as safety laminated glass.
     On some glass, such as beveled, tempered glass, we will eliminate the tempered logo for aesthetic reasons; however, your confirmation, packing list and/or invoice will so indicate.
     Summit Woodworking reserves the right to make minor changes in our doors and/or glass designs without notice. Slight changes in color and texture of glass and caming are to be expected and are normal. In the interest of product improvement or availability of quality materials for production, minor variations in any design may occur without notice.

     In general, layouts for our standard doors are shown for each specific application. Usually overall measurements (O.A.M.) are given; however, on doors with raised mouldings the FACE or FLAT measurement is usually given. If you have questions on layout or need for more specific information please feel free to call us.
     All layouts are subject to change in the interest of design improvement and/or availability of quality materials for construction. Although we reserve the right to make these changes without notice, we will always make every effort to notify our customers of any changes. Normally this information would be given over the phone and would also be on your written confirmation.

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