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Smithsonian Castle Door With Decorative Hinge Straps And Door Pulls Designed From The Historical Record

Everyone knows the Smithsonian for excellence. They have some of the greatest collections in multiple buildings. But the Smithsonian Castle doors display that excellence as well. Beautifully crafted with detailed decorative iron. Wouldn't these look fabulous as your personal castle entrance? These doors give the impression of greatness and Scottsdale Art Factory can extend that greatness to you.

James Smithson was the founding donor for the museum that bears his name. In his will he left his fortune to his nephew, but he stated that should his nephew die without an heir, his entire estate should be sent to the United States to found an establishment for knowledge named the Smithsonian Institute. His nephew died in 1835 and the United States government was notified of the bequest. James never traveled to the United States while he was alive, but his remains were brought to the US and interred in the Smithsonian Castle in 1905.

The Smithsonian Castle was the first Smithsonian building, begun in 1847 by architect James Renwick, Jr., whose other works include St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City and the Smithsonian's Renwick Gallery, also in Washington D.C. In August 1853, the Smithsonian's Board of Regents declared that the work of the original architect, James Renwick, Jr., was done. Lieutenant Barton S. Alexander of the U.S. Army Topographic Engineers was asked to take up the architect's responsibilities for the slowly progressing Smithsonian Building. Under his supervision, the building was finished in 1855.

Own a piece of American history by installing these doors on your own "castle".

Real Castle Doors Are Our Specialty - Built in the same materials and Original Craft just as these doors have been built for hundreds Of Years. When these age old techniques are applied to your residential or commercial entry door the result speaks for itself.

Exterior Doors by Scottsdale Art Factory


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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Exterior and Interior Hand Carved 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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