Antique Oak Doors: What You Need to Know

Antique oak doors are a design feature exclusive to more traditional homes. That said, many homeowners are opting for a more reclaimed look, which has meant that the popularity of these kinds of doors has increased significantly in the past two or three decades.

Why Antique Oak Doors?

One of the real advantages of owning a traditional style home is the option it gives a keen interior designer to source traditional furnishings to match, which means that the traditional feel can be honoured inside and out. One such design feature guaranteed to make the neighbours jealous are antique oak doors.

At UK Oak Doors we're all for the re-use and reclamation of old doors to save precious resources, but unfortunately good quality reclaimed antique oak doors are a rare thing.

As any economist will tell you high demand coupled with scarcity creates a sellers’ market and prices to match. This means many designers with a fixed budget have to forego the luxury of antique oak doors and settle for a more modern door.

Many new and modern doors will do the job just fine, but antique oak doors have a composition that is unique to each door, and that's a quality every designer covets to make a house feel special.

It it is welcome news to many customers at UK Oak Doors that there are highly convincing reproduction antique oak doors available to them. These have two huge advantages over the original antique doors, firstly they are half the price and secondly, they are made from new wood so likely to last far longer, especially if maintained with Treatex Hardwax Oil.

However, this does not come at the expense of antique design. These antique doors use new wood that has been aged to give them an entirely convincing finish, much more so than using other inferior woods and then just adding a dark veneer.

Treatex Hardwax Oil

The reproduction antique oak doors from UK Oak Doors are provided aged but unfinished, ready for final finishing at home in the treatment and colour of your choosing.

To get the effect shown, you'll need to use Treatex dark oak hard wax oil; apply a couple of coats with a gentle sanding in between and then for the final touch apply a layer of clear matt Treatex over the top to make it super smooth and ultra-durable.

On the antique effect barn doors, the ledges are cut to random widths, precisely as original antique doors were a hundred years ago. This means your doors will look better for longer and are indistinguishable from genuine articles.

Since UK Oak Doors introduced the reproduction antique effect oak barn doors, they have been extremely popular and given that the customer is paying half the price for these doors leaves more money to spend elsewhere which can only be a good thing.

If you have any questions about antique doors or any of our other products, then give UK Oak Doors a call today on 01455 501612 where one of our helpful sales team will be happy to help. Or better yet, why not visit our showroom to take a look at all of our products in person.

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