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Oak Ledge and Brace Doors
Ledge and brace doors are often framed, ledged, and braced, but can have one or two elements alone. They are built of various vertical panels that are joined at their lengthwise edges. They are then strengthened using horizontal ledges, frames, and braces. This is actually where they get their name. Ledge and brace doors can suit a variety of styles well, working best as cottage or period doors.
Oak wood grows throughout the Northern Hemisphere, most commonly in areas such as North America, Europe, and Asia. There are more than 600 species of oak trees that can be deciduous or evergreen. Oak makes a great building material because it has a high density, making it a hard, strong, and long-lasting wood that will hold up to wear and tear. It also naturally resists insects and fungus diseases because it contains high levels of tannin.
Solid Oak Wood
Solid oak wood’s classic style and design makes it a wonderful material to use for ledge and brace doors. It’s traditional style and natural material evoke the cottage or rural setting and make it an ideal wood for retaining quality and appearance for years to come.
Solid oak ledge and brace doors would ideally suit the style of cottage, Victorian, or period doors. They fit the traditional period with their natural wood grain for recreating this classic style and appearance.
Unfinished or Prefinished Doors
At UK Oak Doors, our doors come unfinished so that you can finish them exactly the way you would like. Be sure to finish them in order to add protection and make the material last longer and retain its condition. The great thing about an unfinished product is that you still have the freedom to finish them to suit your home and decor. Consider using a wax or oil as your finish to keep a more natural appearance while still protecting it from the weather and use.
Purchasing a door that is unfinished for your ledge and brace door can also give you more freedom to create a unique look. On top of that, it gives you an exciting thing to do and gets you more involved in the process. Once completed, you’ll be able to feel a sense of pride about what you’ve contributed to the final product.
Fire rated doors are the best way to ensure that you get the proper protection against fire and smoke emergencies. These can help isolate areas that are affected in order to protect both people and property. By isolating a room, you can protect your belongings and potentially give people more time to escape in a serious situation. Many types and styles of doors can come in fire rated options to provide the best protection possible.
Benefits of Ledge and Brace Doors
One of the biggest advantages of ledge and brace doors is that they are sturdy, secure, and offer a lot of support. They should be extremely durable and built to last. Their natural wood grain is ideally suited to fit the countryside look and solid oak construction ensures the best materials are used when building.
Ledge and brace doors are not only made of high quality material and designed to offer good performance, but also make for a beautiful and classic appearance for a variety of styles. These doors offer a rustic, traditional look that evokes that of the English countryside and a pastoral setting. They allow you to mimic this look on both the exterior or interior of your home or business, allowing you to create the appearance and decor you want.
Ledge and brace doors can be used to draw attention to various period specific features of a home. These doors can let you emphasize these characteristics and help bring them out and highlight them for your guests or customers. By ensuring your doors match the quality and character of the building, you can maintain a clear style and design that your guests will love!
Selecting Ledge and Brace Doors
When choosing your ledge and brace door, you will usually want to stick to a wood with a naturally beautiful looking grain. You can choose from a range of finishes to get the style of look that you’d like, being more conservative or creative depending on how traditional you want the door to appear. No matter what you choose, you can get a great ledge and brace door that is appealing to your guests!
If you’re looking to get ledge and brace doors or a kit to create them yourself, you can contact us at UK Oak Doors today!