Custom Door With Wrought Iron Knights Templar Details - 1289RP


Call for Price 1-800-292-0008


Get a Quote

See Movie Tour Our Factory & World-Class Showroom

We Custom Make Every Door In The Exact Hand And Materials Of The Original Design Plus Customer Request

Since 1913 we have been specializing in designing fine art, and we continue to create one of a kind pieces for our customers. Handcrafted from solid solid timber, using mortise, tenon joinery construction are handmade by master craftsmen. Our custom doors are handcrafted using hand hewn peg and dowel structure to ensure these custom entrance doors last for forever. All of our custom made doors are finished with a 10-step hand rubbed process for a virtually maintenance free. Our door hardware is available in a variety of styles and finishes and always hand built to your specifications by our master blacksmiths. Using tried and tested methods, centuries old. Hand forged wrought iron, anvil hammered and patina finished ensure that your custom door pull will never erode.

H.J. Nick Custom Made Designs, Personalizing For Every Customer

H.J. Nick designed this custom made door specifically for a customer's Family history and love of history itself. Wanting the beautifully finished cross strap door to have a unique touch, he added the cross on the wrought iron door pull. To further customize this handmade door for this customer H.J. Nick added the birds representing our customers Family Coat Of Arms.


Historical Origin And Design Inspiration

The Almourol Castle is situated in the small Almourol island, a rocky island, in the middle of the Tagus river (rio Tejo), in Praia do Ribatejo, a parish in Vila Nova de Barquinha, Central Portugal. The castle was a Knights Templar stronghold used during the Reconquista. The site has been occupied since the antiquity. It is believed it was a primitive lusitanian redoubt and was populated from Roman times until the late Middle Ages. It is certain that in 1129, when Portuguese troops conquered the land, the castle already existed and was called Almorolan. The site was given to the Knights Templar, who built a settlement between the Mondego and the Tagus rivers. At the time, they were responsible for the defence of the capital, then Coimbra. The castle has been rebuilt, but it is assumed the architectural characteristics remain largely the same today.


Through an epigraph, placed on the main gate, we know that the reconstruction ended in 1171, two years after the building of the Castle of Tomar. The two castles have several characteristics in common, both built in the same style of military Templar architecture. Both opted for a quadrangular disposal of the spaces. The high walls are protected by nine circular towers, with a jail-tower at the center of the structure. These last characteristics constitute two of the innovative elements which the Knights Templar brought to military architecture in Portugal. The jail, which appeared first in the 11th century in Tomar, the main Templar defensive redoubt in Portugal, is unusual in pre-Romanic castles. The jail tower of the castle of Almourol had three levels and was significantly modified over time, while it still retains important features. The design of walls with equally placed towers along the walls, was brought to the western Iberian peninsula by the knights.



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

Handcrafted Wood 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 Entry 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 entry doors design ideas 1-800-292-0008.


Handcrafted Wood Doors - Learn more about our Custom Door Manufacturing process.

Custom Hand Crafted Doors and Furniture information request