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Custom Door Design from modern art nouveau - Our original craft door, based off famous architect Jules Lavirotte, is one of our most requested designs. Rich with history, our lead designer, H.J. Nick, adapted Lavirotte’s ironwork, and added a wide contemporary arch, to create a custom exterior door that brings flare and whimsy to any home.

Paris 1899 - French Door Design for a Changing Era

Jules Lavirotte Door
Door of Art Nouveau Building, 29 Avenue Rapp

In the 19th century, many artists, craftsmen, and architects became discouraged by the amount of poorly made objects imitating earlier periods. Good craftsmanship was being neglected, and Lavirotte was among those who sought to establish a unified visual vocabulary that moved away from industrial production. After studying at the most prestigious school in France, the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Lyon, he went on to create nine buildings, still standing today in Paris. His most famous exterior door design, located at 29 Avenue Rapp, incorporates whimsical wrought iron grills and daring curves along the window frames and wood carvings.

Custom Size Entry Doors with Sidelights
You Help Design It from Start to Finish

Using art nouveau as inspiration, our master blacksmiths carefully hand forge each curve and curl of the window grill to fit seamlessly into the overall design. The door pull is adapted to blend along the side of the bottom window, and the door hinges add exceptional flare. Experience french design made in our American factory, with a promise of superior craftsmanship you can trust - guaranteed to last forever.

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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

Custom Built 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
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Custom Wooden 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.

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