'How To' Guides

  • Horrible Halloween Doors

    Halloween is just around the corner and what better way to celebrate than to decorate your external door or internal door to scare away any unwanted visitors. Whether you have a modern door or traditional door, there are plenty of different ways to create Halloween doors give your home a wonderfully wicked appearance.

    We’ve been searching Pinterest to find some of our favourite Halloween door finishes and you can find some of the best below. Hopefully these will provide you with all the inspiration you’ll need this Halloween but if you’ve done something completely different, we’d love to see it!

    The Witch

    Witch Door

    With a bit of creativity (and an old broom and pair of boots) why not turn your internal door into a witches’ crash scene like the fantastic example shown above. Based on a Victorian 4 Panel Internal door this 3D finish will really stand out and catch the eye of visitors.

    Scary Skeletons

    Scary Skeleton Door

    Why not terrify your children with this boarded up skeleton door. Wood effect card and reaching skeleton hands create a pretty terrifying finish for this Victorian 4 Panel door. A pair of eery eyes provide the finishing touch to this masterpiece.

    Horrible Hands

    Horrible Hands Door

    This one would scare even the most resilient. If you’re unfortunate enough to not see these grabbing hands from a distance, you’re in for the fright of your life once up close and personal. Again modeled on a Victorian 4 Panel internal door, these realistic looking hands are pretty horrific!

    Zombie Apocalypse Door

    Zombie Apocalypse Door

    The zombie apocalypse door is one of our favourites. Maybe it’s a result of watching too much The Walking Dead but we’d definitely think twice about getting too close to this frightening threshold. Some scrap wood, old clothes and a moody mask are all you’ll need to recreate this idea.

    The Traditional

    Traditional Door

    Okay so it might not be the scariest door on our list but we love this traditionally styled Halloween house. The gloomy Autumn light really sets off the bright orange pumpkins. This quirky look is quick and easy to achieve but shows you’re well and truly in the Halloween spirit.

    The Jack Skellington

    Jack Skellington Door

    These white doors are perfect for turning into an oversized Jack Skellington. Any white external door can quickly and easily be turned into the fan favourite Nightmare Before Christmas character which some black paper cut outs to create a truly fantastic finished item. We absolutely love this idea!

    The Freaky Funhouse

    Freaky Funhouse Door

    It might take slightly more work but this Funhouse External Door is well worth the additional effort. Terrific and terrifying at the same time, you’re likely to become famous in your local area and attract a significant amount of attention with this idea! Why not go all out and make your front door truly fantastic and frightening.

    With less than two weeks until Halloween, why not get started this weekend? We'd love to see your efforts. Why not share them with us on our Facebook page?

    This entry was posted in 'How To' Guides, Blog on October 21, 2015 by UK Oak Doors Admin.

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  • Solid or Veneer - Can I Mix and Match?

    Mixing and matching solid and veneer doors

    So you have decided you want the beauty and character that only solid oak doors can bring to your home. Their solid construction and the stunning swirls of oak grain add a warmth and unique charm which only a natural material can offer.  Continue reading

    This entry was posted in 'How To' Guides on June 12, 2015 by will.

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  • Solid oak stable doors

    Guide to choosing solid oak stable doors for the home

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    This entry was posted in 'How To' Guides, External Doors Posts on May 28, 2015 by will.

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  • Should I Opt for Pre-Finished Oak Doors?

    Thinking of oiling your new oak doors yourself or would you like to skip the hassle and the doors to arrive pre-finished?

    The time has come to take the plunge and buy new oak doors. You’ve chosen your favourite style, and you’ve opted for stunning solid oak. But one final decision remains. Should you choose untreated or pre-finished oak doors? Here’s how to tackle that last question, with four simple points for your consideration. Continue reading

    This entry was posted in 'How To' Guides on May 11, 2015 by will.

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  • An Introduction to Oak Door Treatments

    Oak Door Treatments - Why, When & How…

    If you want to keep your solid oak doors in stunning condition, oak door treatments are essential. From the moment your door is delivered, you need to know why, when and how to apply treatment to your doors. This essential guide provides everything you need to know. Continue reading

    This entry was posted in 'How To' Guides on April 29, 2015 by will.

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  • What is Oak Veneer? And Can it Match Solid Oak?

    Veneer is a thin layer of wood, used to sandwich a thicker, more readily available piece of wood such as plywood. Veneer became popular during the Second World War, when certain types of wood - including oak - were in short supply. As an alternative, thin layers of oak were used to give the appearance of solid wood but without the associated cost and raw material requirement.

    This entry was posted in 'How To' Guides on April 10, 2015 by will.

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  • 10 Ways to help Birds

    Helping your local bird population can be as rewarding for you as it is for them! Anyone can help birds, whatever their age - it’s a great way of teaching children about wildlife from a young age. We have compiled a guide of the top things you can do, all year round to help birds.

    This entry was posted in 'How To' Guides, Blog on April 7, 2015 by will.

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  • The Big Guide to DIY Jargon

    Ever been stumped by complicated technical terminology or DIY jargon? Not to worry - we've tackled those technical terms and delved into the DIY jargon to bring you our BIG guide to the meaning behind all that tricky lingo! Just click the image below to explore our illustrated guide to DIY jargon, or scroll down for the text version. For more jargon-busting, check out our guide to door jargon.

    This entry was posted in 'How To' Guides, Blog on November 28, 2014 by UK Oak Doors Admin.

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  • A Quick Guide to Decorating Your Door At Christmas!

    If you've always wanted to decorate the outside of your house but just haven’t known where to start, door decoration is a nice place to begin! The front door is the focal point of the outside of your house. It’s usually the most eye-catching feature and even if it’s not, whoever approaches your home to enter it will be greeted with the festive cheer of your decorations. We all like to walk around our neighborhood and take in the sights and sounds of Christmas, so why not take part this year and decorate your door?

    This entry was posted in 'How To' Guides, Blog on November 17, 2014 by UK Oak Doors Admin.

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  • How to Plant and Care For a Tree

    Planting a tree isn’t a difficult task, however if you want to make sure your tree has the best possible start in life, it’s important to get it right, and to care for the tree properly afterwards.

    This entry was posted in 'How To' Guides, Blog, Infographics, Trees on October 20, 2014 by UK Oak Doors Admin.

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