All of our furniture is made by hand using techniques passed down for hundreds of years. For that reason, we specialize in designs that capture the nobility of the Medieval period and the fine craftsmanship used to build castles that stood the test of time.
Historic Door & Hardware Designs Inspired by Castello Sforzesco
The Sforza Castle in Milan survived through attacks and changes in ownership, and, today, stands as a testament to the solid architecture of the 14th century. Commissioned by the Visconti family, the castle was almost destroyed in 1447 when the people revolted and declared a republic. The republic was soon overthrown and a new duke of Milan emerged. Many well-known artists of the time, including Leonardo Da Vinci, were invited to decorate the castle interior. From there, the castle served as a barracks for many years and was later restored in 1893.
Castello Sforzesco in Milan, Italy
Custom Built Castle Doors Add Distinction to Your Home
The texture on our Custom Medieval Door and Hardware is carved and formed with hand tools to add depth and appeal. The natural cedar cypress wood door is 5" thick and features beautiful, sturdy wrought iron hinge straps. The custom door pull and lock cover are a unique way to enhance the Medieval design of the custom built door. We can also add an iron dragon door knocker and decorative key and holder.
All custom doors include an adjustable heavy-duty crush proof threshold, self-closing adjustable tension hinges, an automatic mechanical door sweep, a single cylinder deadbolt, and roller style door latches.
Additional qualities of our historic doors:
- Built to twice the hurricane code worldwide
- Hand forged wrought iron
- Solid American cedar cypress from a renewable source and dried naturally
- Hand hewn, mortise, and tenon joined (we never fast-process or glue and press)
- Hand carved by master carvers
- 10 process, hand rubbed finish
- Guaranteed forever and backed by over a century of fine craftsmanship since 1913
- Sforza Castle. (2016, February 13) Wikipedia. Retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sforza_Castle
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 Custom 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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Handmade Entrance Doors - Scottsdale Art Factory
- American hand made solid wood doors
- Available in any wood types, stain and patina finishes
- Solid, full length timber, air dried (never kiln dried) timber
- Custom solid wood door, handcrafted using mortise and tenon joinery
- Pre-hung structural 3" thick door jamb with 1" seal face stop (double thermal seal)
- Self-closing, heavy duty tension adjustable hinges
- Adjustable tension roller style door latch closure
- Self-lifting, heavy duty mechanical door sweep
- Heavy duty, crush proof threshold with adjustable saddle
- Hand rubbed, 10 process finish on all custom wood doors
- Solid hand forged wrought iron hardware - no hollow iron or fake castings
- Built in the original craft - not reproduction
- Order any size or style doors custom designed for your residential or commercial space
- Available in solid wood front doors, hand carved panels, glass or portal windows
- All custom doors are guaranteed forever - backed by over a century of fine craftsmanship
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 handmade entrance doors design ideas 1-800-292-0008.
Exterior Custom Doors - Learn more about our Custom Door Manufacturing process.