Adjustable Tension Hinge and 1" Rabbeted Stop Information


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The photos shown in this section are designed to help you understand each piece of necessary hardware and its function in relation to its design elements.

Hardware is Fully Installed on Pre-hung Doors

When you order a pre-hung door with hardware, everything you order comes fully installed and finished. All working door hardware is patina color matched to your decorative hardware.

Adjustable Tension Heavy Duty Hinge

As shown here, the hinge is mounted to a 4" thick solid wood door blade. This hinge can be adjusted to a set tension between 0-10 determined by the speed you wish the door to automatically close. Setting the tension to 0 (zero) allows you to disable the self-close feature, while setting the tension higher will increase the speed of the auto door closure. A tension adjustment tool is included.

self closing door hinges

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Adjustable tension, heavy duty hinge illustration as it is depicted in its UL listing and engineering document directly from the manufacturer. Larger ornamental hinges are also available ( link to hardware section)


Interior Door Hinge

Interior door hinges are a lighter weight hardware, and do not include adjustable tension settings. They are finished to match your decorative hardware.

interior door hinge

Rabbeted Door Jamb

As shown here, a 1" deep rabbeted door stop, is a permanent part of the door's structural jamb. This type of stop is rabbeted, by grooving or cutting a dado or kerf cut from the solid piece of 3" thick X 71/2" deep timber stock the door jamb or casing is made from, allowing the door to seal in a closed position. This method of building a door stop will guarantee that the structure of the door stop will never change over time and ensures a perfect seat for the door seals.

Our High Quality Handcrafted Hardware

This door hardware should not be confused with ordinary hardware normally found on most production or semi-custom doors. The hardware created at Scottsdale Art Factory has been specifically chosen to accommodate our ultimate custom doors and gates. Learn more about our custom doors.

Beware of fast process production manufacturers - Most door manufacturers design with two primary things in mind: 1) Keeping their profits high, and 2) How well each piece will fit in the shipping box. To many so called custom door manufacturers, pre-hung can mean that you or your builder will assemble your new door on site. Most of their hardware is shipped assembly required. Also, with many other manufacturers, in order to further cut labor cost, they choose to use straight cut lumber and create their door stops by simply stacking one board on top of another board and gluing, stapling, or nailing them together to form the door stop. With their method, as your door is opened and closed it bangs or hammers against this stop until it moves and allows the seals to leak. This method of creating a door stop has proven to be ineffective over time.

Our method of rabbeted door stop manufacturing ensures a perfect seal every time. Unlike the other guys tacked on door stops, that usually shift over time from the pounding force of opening and closing, our door stop will remain tight and plum to your door. Contact Scottsdale Art Factory today to discuss your custom door designs and hardware at 1-800-292-0008.


Our exterior wood doors are custom handcrafted in the original craft and are not reproduction fast process doors. Our master-level craftsmen, wood workers, and blacksmiths use their classical training and artistry to hand build our doors using historically correct methods that have been tried and tested throughout history to last for generations. Using the correct building methods and tools as the historic design, we can recreate a design specific for each client's need for maximum security and an investment quality entrance door.

Order your dream door custom designed for your residential or commercial property, and make a proper first impression that reflects your personality and accomplishments in the same way kings, queens and other aristocracy have done for thousands of years.

Scottsdale Art Factory offers only the finest quality, artistic signature doors and entrances, individually created by our expert craftsmen, wood carvers, and metal smiths; with no limitations on size, design, thickness or finish. We hand make interior and exterior doors in any style - limited only by your imagination. Guaranteed "Forever" no questions asked. Virtually maintenance free built to two times the hurricane code. Our doors allow for maximum security that will last forever. Contact us to discuss your designer door ideas at 1-800-292-0008.

Doors Custom Built The Old Fashioned Way
"When Everything Made In America Was Built To Last Forever"
And Craftsmen Were Proud To Sign Their Work

Order Any Size Or Style - We Can Help You To Design Your Dream Custom Doors - At No Extra Cost

Exterior and Interior Hand Carved Doors

  • Size - any size door, shape, structural jamb
  • Style - wood, design, hand carvings, decorative accents
  • Panels - windows, grills, door straps, inlays, clavos, sidelights
  • Glass - stained, thermal, energy efficient, decorative, protective
  • Hardware - hand forged wrought iron handles, latches, hinges, grills
  • Finishes - over 400 standard colors of hand applied stains and finishes or color match
  • Learn more about our custom doors

Custom Solid Wood Doors - Scottsdale Art Factory

Scottsdale Art Factory, a custom wood doors, wrought iron gate, and handmade furniture manufacturer based in Scottsdale, Arizona, and Designs by H.J. Nick, have been designing and building some of the world's finest furnishings all hand crafted in America since 1913. Most of our clients want a furnishing that has a Big WOW factor and timeless elegance. They all want investment value furnishings that make a proper statement reflecting their personality, or the personality of the environment for which the designer custom furnishings are intended. Our craftsmanship ensures your custom wood door and furnishings will stand the test of time, and all handcrafted doors and furnishings are Guaranteed Forever, backed by over a century of fine craftsmanship.

Call us to discuss your custom solid wood doors design ideas 1-800-292-0008.


Exterior and Interior Hand Carved Doors - Learn more about our Custom Door Manufacturing process.

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