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Designer Wood Doors

Custom Fortress Castle Doors 4" thick wood constructed doors with complicated joinery, with energy efficient glass panel side lights. Includes hand forged iron custom door pulls, and unique decorative clavos. We build unique custom designer doors in all styles - interior and exterior doors. Custom castle doors are the original security doors - built to twice the hurricane code worldwide and virtually maintenance free. Order your designer wood doors any size. Designer Entrance Door - as shown - historic design, 4-inch thick solid American Cedar Cypress (a renewable resource). We use only air dried timber, not kiln force dried. Built in original craft, not reproduction, made in the same hand and materials as the original - designed from the historic record, hand hewn, mortise and tenon joined (means master hand crafted - not fast process glue up and press). All species of wood available. Structural frames using solid full length timber (no fake laminates, no scarf joints or glued up parts, no veneers, no bolt ons). The master craftsmanship at Scottsdale Art Factory ensures your designer wood door will last for generations and is Guaranteed Forever, backed by over a century of fine craftsmanship since 1913.

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Custom Door Hardware

All designer door hardware is made by custom master blacksmithing. We start with solid hand forged wrought iron - no castings or hollow faux metals - created by the hands of a genuine master craftsman using age old tried and tested techniques. All ironwork includes all heat applied iron oxide custom hand patina finished - no powder coating or faux paint on iron finishes - for a virtually maintenance free door handle that will never fade, chip or crack.


Designs By H. J. Nick and Scottsdale Art Factory, an American manufacturer of handmade custom doors and furniture based in Scottsdale, Arizona have been designing and building some of the world's finest furniture for interior designers with ordinary clients as well as more prominent and successful individuals, C.E.O.s, leaders, royalty and celebrities for over a century. Most of our clients want a furnishing that has a BIG WOW factor and elegance. They all want investment value and furnishings that makes a proper statement reflecting their personality or the personality of the environment for which it is intended. Please don't be fooled by our upscale appearance. Our prices are usually lower than lesser quality, name brand, mass production, fast process imports, because "We Are The Factory," hand crafted in America since 1913.

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Custom Designer Doors - Historical Origin and Design Inspiration

Kasteel van Arenberg is a château in Heverlee close to Leuven in Belgium surrounded by a park. The site had been the castle of the lords of Heverlee since the 12th century, but this family became impoverished and had to sell the site in 1445 to the Croÿ family from Picardy. Antoon van Croy demolished the medieval castle and started works to build the current château in 1455 on the site, of which he destroyed all but one tower. Willem van Croy completed the works on the chateau in 1515, and founded a monastery on the chateau grounds for the Benedictine Celestines. The architectural style is in large part traditionally Flemish, with sandstone window frames and brick walls, though it has been structurally altered since 1515 and has elements of Gothic, Renaissance and Neo Gothic architecture. Its large corner towers are typical, once surmounted by a German eagle.

Charles III of Croy was the 4th and last duke, and after his death in 1612 without issue the château passed to the Arenberg family into which his sister had married, and remained in that family until the First World War. Even before the First World War, the 8th duke of Arenberg wanted to sell the chateau and its grounds to the Catholic University of Leuven. During the First World War, the chateau and grounds were occupied by the Germans and Austrians. The chateau and park were seized by the Belgian government on the outbreak of, and then after the war since the Arenberg family was considered to be German or Austrian due to their close Habsburg connection, monarchs of Austria-Hungary. It took until 1921 for the University to acquire them, becoming an expanded natural sciences and engineering campus in the style of that of an American university. After the partitioning of the university along language lines in 1968, the château and grounds remained with the Dutch speaking half as one of the main campuses for the new, independent Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. The building is open to the public.


Kasteel van Arenberg - Leuven, Belgium (12th century)

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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"
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Custom Entry 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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Hand Carved 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.

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