Grand Entry Custom Door Inspired By Forchtenstein Castle
This door was inspired by a 14th century Austrian castle, Forchtenstein Castle, that was the only castle in the region that was never captured by the Turks and was so known for its security that it became an armory, archive, and treasury. Originally built by the Mattersdorf Counts, the Esterhazy family expanded the castle into what is seen today starting in 1635. When the last of the Esterhazy male line died, the castle was no longer used as a residence, but was instead used by the prince to store valuables. During World War II, the underground treasure chamber was left untouched and many of the treasures, antique weapons, and portraits are on display today. With such a reputation for security, one would expect Forchtenstein Castle to be cold, plain, and perhaps even ugly. However, it is also known for its interior beauty and is a wonderful example of the Baroque style.
Taking security and beauty into consideration, this door was created and is just as secure and beautiful as a 14th century castle. A solid wood 3" thick door fits securely into the jamb, which has a hand carved rope doorstop. A speakeasy has also been installed so you can see who is outside or even have a discussion with someone at your door without compromising your security. The full surround has 1" thick thermal glass to allow light into your home and is topped with a hand carved keystone. A hand forged wrought iron door pull is the finishing touch on this secure door and adds to its overall beauty.
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.
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- 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.
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