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Solid Oak doors over the past few years have become very fashionable in interior and exterior design.
Has the Oak been kiln dried and to what moisture content. Interior doors and oak joinery should be around 8/10
Moisture, if moisture content is to low then the timber will take on moisture and swell – if the moisture content is to high when the timber is placed in a centrally heated environment, the timber will SHRINK.
Take note of the OAK door construction, are the Joints mortice and tennon, this will increase the Oak Door strength and stability. A less effective method used mainly in mass production is the use of dowels, this does not produce the strength of a tennon joint.
The third and least effective joint for rails and styles in oak doors is a shallow groove joint.
It is essential that when using solid oak for an exterior door that all bare oak is treated with a quality brand coating,
All finishes should have a slight oak coloured pigment in them to make the UV resistant. Clear varnish just will not last on a solid oak door and when the finish breaks down it will allow moisture to enter the Solid Oak.