A hinged, sliding, tilting, or folding panel for closing openings in a wall or at entrances to buildings. Doors must relate to the facade or wall in which they are placed. They are an important element in setting the style of the exterior and are an important transitional element to the interior space.
A hinged door consisting of a system of panels hung from an overhead track, folding back like the bellows of an accordion; when open, the panels close flat; when closed, the panels interlock with each other.
A door having a sound-deadening core, stops along the top and sides sealed by gaskets, and an automatic drop seal along the bottom; especially constructed to reduce noise transmission through it.
Used for storefront entrances, due to its capacity for high corrosion resistance.
A power-operated door, which opens and closes automatically at the approach of a person or vehicle.
A wood door with a thin molded band applied to the outside edge of the face of each stile and the top and bottom rail.
A door formed by full height boards glued edge to edge with horizontal and vertical battens applied to give the appearance of paneling; a single batten door has battens on one side, and a double batten door has them on both sides.
A folding door that divides into two parts, the inner leaf of each part being hung from an overhead track, and the outer leaf hinged at the jamb.
A recess in a wall, having the appearance of a door, usually used for symmetry of design; any door that has been sealed off but is still visible on the surface.
The representation of a door, inserted to complete a series of doors, or to give the appearance of symmetry.
Any of various front door designs featuring lights in the top portion of the door.
A door that is supported by and swings on a pivot that is recessed in the floor at a point located on the center line of the door’s thickness; may be either single-swing or double-acting.
A door that opens in both directions, typically fitted with a double-acting hinge.
A pair of swinging doors with hinges on each jamb, meeting in the middle.
A door with a different face detail on either side to match the decoration of the area in which each side faces. Normally constructed as two thin doors fixed back to back.
A door with stiles, rails, and panels set within a frame of stiles and rails.
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