Chéteau de Modave or Chéteau des Comtes de Marchin Genuine - Castle Door - Fine Art Entrance Door - 3"- 6"thick - Solid Natural Air Dried Cedar Cypress - Designed From The Historical Record - Original Entrance Gate - Butron Castle 13th Cen Spain - HRG100 - Hand Hewn, Mortise And Tenon Joined -
Built The Old Fashioned Way "When Everything Made In America Was Built To Last Forever" And Craftsmen Were Proud To Sign Their Work - All Species Of Woods Are Available - Structural Jambs 3" Thick With 1" Seal Surface Using Solid Full Length Timber (no fake laminates, scarf joints or glued up parts,no veneers ) - Insures A Perfect Seal - Master Craftsmanship That Insures Your Furnishing Will Stand The Test Of Time - A True Investment Quality Family Heirloom And Valuable Appreciable Asset - All Carving Is Hand Carved By Our Master Carvers (no cnc or faux casted resin carving) - Fine Art 10 Process Hand Rubbed Finished To World Class Antique Collectors Standards - ( no spray on faux fast paint jobs ) Engineered To Twice Hurricane Code World Wide - Virtually Maintenance Free.
Our Master Craftsman Build All Antique Door Designs Using The Identical Methods And Materials Of The Historical Period Of Each Antique Door Design Conception.
All 21st Century Door Designs Are Also Built By Our Master Craftsman Using These Classic Traditional Methods.
All Decorative Hardware - Master Blacksmiths Solid Hand Forged Wrought Iron - (no castings or hollow faux metals) - All Heat Applied Iron Oxide Hand Patina Finished - (no powder coating or faux paint on iron finishes) - All Working Hardware Is American Made And Guaranteed Forever - Hinges Are Matched To PSI Of Door - Under Door Seals Are Mechanical Insuring A Perfect Seal - Exceeds All Requirements For Energy Tax Credits Rebates - Order Any Size Or Style - Backed By Our Over Nine Decades Of Fine Craftsmanship Since 1913
Designs By H. J. Nick
and Scottsdale Art Factory a handmade in America custom Doors & Gates manufacturer based in Scottsdale Arizona has been designing and building some of the worlds finest furniture for some of the world's finest interior designers with ordinary clients as well as most prominent and successful Persons,C.E.O.'s,leaders,royalty and celebrities for the last 97 years. Most of our clients want a Door Or Gate that has a BIG WOW factor and elegance. All want investment value and entrances that makes a proper statement reflecting their personality or the personality of the environment for which it is intended.
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Our Factory Imagineers, Designers, Architects, Design Engineers Are Expert At Manufacturing Our Products And Are Not Salesman.
This Is Not Foreign Made Mass Produced "Famous Brand Name" Fake Impostor.
We Custom Build Fine Art Doors And Gates Residential And Commercial
Solid Exotic American Grown Timber - Built To Stand The Test Of Time
All Scottsdale Art Factory Furnishings Are Designed In America and Built In America Using Solid Natural Air Dried Timber, Genuine Copper, Gold, Silver, Brass And Hand Forged Iron. By The Hands Of True American Master Craftsmen.
Under the supervision of world renowned artist H. J. Nick using only the finest materials. We use "No" engineered cores or faux materials such as paste boards, veneers, masonite, MDO plywood, melamine and oriented strand board panels with expensive wood sounding names such as walnut or hickory veneer etc. No Beetle Infected Import Woods ( such as Honduran mahogany or other renamed rain forest woods ) no scarf joints using little blocks of wood.
Hand carved exotic solid old growth woods and burls used along with the perfection of a signature fine art hand rubbed finish lets every one know that this entrance is special. Each entrance is made to order and fits the personality of each client. Some times the hand carvings are copied to the design of other fine art collectables or it may be art taken from personal photos,coats of arms etc, that have family meaning etc.
"This Is The Real McCoy."
All Our Factory Personal Are Instructed To Educate Allowing A Informed Decision
"When Only The Best Will Do"
Choose From Our Designs Or Use Your Design -
We Build To Our Hand Made Standards
Purchase American Made - Invest In "Your" Future.
Investment Quality, Equals Appreciable Asset Doors And Gates, Destined For Antiquity.
We build only proud to own family heirloom furnishing, rich with family history and priceless heritage. This process begins with you and your family personalizing each piece with your own special design requests. H. J. Nick
supervises the details and drafting process with his design team, and upon your approval, we then build your product. Once you receive your item, you can enjoy it secure in the knowledge it will increase in value and become a cherished family heirloom that is guaranteed to stand the test of time.
Order As An Original Work Or Limited Edition Product
Historical Origin And Design Inspiration
Chéteau de Modave or Chéteau des Comtes de Marchin (E: Castle of the Counts of Marchin)The Chéteau is situated near the village of Modave in the province of Lige Belgium. The oldest part of the building, the so called donjon, was built on a strategic rock high above the valley of the river Hoyoux. The oldest parts still visible today date probably back to the 13th-century and were erected by the Lords of Modave. In the 16th-century the chateau and the land of Modave became property of the Haultepenne and de Saint-Fontaine families. In the next century the Comte of the nearby Marchin became the new owner. It was Jean-Gaspard-Ferdinand de Marchin (1601-1673), a great military commander, who turned the medieval fortress in a luxury baroque residence. His son Ferdinand de Marsin neglected the castle and lived in France. Later it came into the possession of successively: Maximilian Henry of Bavaria, elector of Cologne and Prince-Bishop of Lige, (1682 - 1684) Cardinal William Egon of Furstenberg, and his heirs (1684 - 1706) Baron Arnold de Ville (1706 - 1772) Anne-Léon, Duke of Montmorency, and his heirs (1772 - 1817)
Every Successful Creative Enterprise Is Always Built On A Foundation That Was Laid Down By Its Predecessors.
All creative people are dependent upon the groundwork laid down by those who came before them. H. J. Nick, artist and direct descendant of the Marbella brothers, and Scottsdale Art Factory have built on these foundations and have raised the bar of quality even higher. Thus setting a new standard and offering the finest one of a kind handmade furnishings found anywhere in the world in the 21st century.
Today Our Master Craftsman Build All Of Our Products Using The Identical Methods And Materials Of The Historical Period Of Each Furnishings Design Conception.
All 21st Century Designs Are Also Built By Our Master Craftsman Using These Classic Traditional Methods.
Whether We Build Products For Your Modern Dream Home Or Ancient Castle
every element Is always built to future collectable antiquity investment quality standards and will stand the test of time. Destined to become a part of your families appreciating financial net worth as well as a proud to own legacy heirloom.
Order As Original Works Or Limited Edition
We Are A "One Stop Shop".
Many of our clients commission furniture For every room, doors, gates, built-in cabinets, lighting and hardware for their entire project. For Example: We are capable of starting with your entrance door design style or personalized carving coat of arms, family crest or business logo and bring this design in a tasteful elegant way in to you interior and exterior lighting fixtures, entrance doors, Interior doors, cabinets, structural elements, entrance gates or furnishings for every room. Making your home a unique piece of your families tradition and legacy.
Many of the worlds finest builders, architects, interior designers, as well business and home owners choose Scottsdale Art Factory. Due to our large flexible American work force and our ability to manufacture coinciding with construction deadlines.
Note: We do not import or out source allowing us total control of our supreme quality as well as your production requirements.
Product Details As Shown
Order Any Size - Any Finish
You May Order: The Door Blade Only - A Complete Entry Unit - Straight Top - Eyebrow Arch Top - Full Arch Top - Single Door - Double Doors - Exterior Doors - Interior Doors - Any Size And Style.
Order Any Door Design, As A Gate Or Garage Door - And Add Matching Windows
As Shown: Door Blade Only, Ready For Carving, Order Any Size Solid Northern White Cedar - Exotic Natural Core Wood - Light Distress, door blades, hand hewn, doweled, and tenon joined with a steel reinforced core. When ordering "door only" the price includes all design drawings for your approval and your choice of finish.
Order Your Door Installed In A Structural Pre Hung Jamb
As Shown: Pre- Hung In Structural Jamb With Side Light Frames, Matched To Door Size Solid cedar 3" thick structural jamb with 1" thick rabbeted door stop. These jambs are ideal for conventional wood frame homes, masonry construction as well as for log homes or post and beam construction. This is because all SAF jambs are structurally built, and therefore allow the logs or beams to shrink and contract while the jamb stays straight and plumb. You may order jambs any depth to accommodate your log size. When ordering "your door pre hung" the price includes all design drawings for your approval and your choice of finish.
Our Factory Designers Are Expert At Manufacturing Our Products And Are Not Salesman.
We "Only" Provide Accurate Facts About Each Product We Build. We Also Instruct Our Designers To Provide You Factual Comparison Product Information When Possible With Out Bias Or Hype.
Due to the vast array of Name Brand American Manufacturers that have in recent years sold out the public for higher profits with out regard for quality. Beginning with the use of cheap foreign labor manufacturing along with pressed boards , veneers, and other low quality fake materials duplicating- coping the worlds famous quality designs without good conscience or regard for your future use requirements Not To Mention The Loss Of Your Hard Earned Investment.
Fact : These Types Of Products Will Never Become Heirlooms Or An Appreciable Assets - They Are Simply Future Yard Sale Or Dumpster Fodder
Our Factory Designers Are Instructed Educate To Allow A Informed Decision
It Is Our Experience, Customers Informed And Educated Make SAF Their Choice
When You Order Pre- Hung All Door Jambs Include A Rabbeted Stop:
This 1" thick door stop is a permanent part of the structural jamb. It is created by cutting a dado cut into the jamb, to receive and seal the door in a closed position. This method insures a perfect seal every time. Unlike tacked on door stops that usually shift over time from the pounding force of opening and closing, this stop will remain tight and plum to your door.
When You Order Your Door Pre- Hung, The Weather Package Is Included:
Every door ordered pre-hung in a jamb is fitted with high density weather seals. These weather seals ensure the best protection from the elements. Also all side light and transom glass is installed and fitted with stops and sealed for long term comfort as well as energy conservation.
All Solid Wood Door Panels Can Be Fitted With Glass
All Structural Jambs Are Also Available With Glass Side Lights And Transoms
Standard Glass Or Artistic Glass Of All Types Are Available
Clear Or Decorative Glass Is Available: 3/4" up to 1" Thick Thermal Insulated And Tempered Clear Glass Panels Or Non Insulated 1/4" Safety Plate.
All glass panels are also available argon gas filled, low E, or laminated for hurricane codes. Please note that at altitudes of 4500 feet or higher that breathing tubes are required and to specify your altitude to your representative. We offer all types and thickness of glass and decorative glass samples are available.
Hand Etched Or Stained Glass Is Available: You may have your special art work hand etched in any glass.
We also offer all types and thickness of beveled glass as well as many colors of art glass, simply ask for samples.
There Is Never A Charge For Re-design
Every Door You Order Includes Your Choice Of Hand Rubbed Fine Furniture Finishes & Textures
Hand Rubbed Furniture Finish Details As Shown:
Color: Tar 1-2, Outdoor Oil - Light Distress Northern White Exotic Cedar. Our finish process includes five to ten coats of hand rubbed furniture quality clear oils or water based non-toxic lacquers. It is applied, cured, rubbed and re-applied depending upon whether your order is Limited Edition or old growth Original works. Every surface of this product is fine finished including the under sides and hidden areas.
These doors are built to investment family heirloom quality and are finished to be virtually maintenance free and will stand the test of time. You may choose the natural color or from over 400 standard stain colors, or computer color match to any stain color from a sample you provide. Most of our finishes are water based and earth friendly. You may order any single color or texture finish at no extra charge. Fine Finish Information:
Important details about our finish process: patinas, sealant and wood finishes.
Hand Carving Is Available To Your Design Choice
Hand Carving Information:
Important details about the kind of carving you can expect when you order from Scottsdale Art Factory.
You can order any carving colorized. In order to achieve a colorized carving, multiple stain colors are used. The stains are hand applied and blended with an artistic eye to achieve an enhanced natural appearance.
Security Grills - Motion Panels - Ornamental Steel Overlays
Motion Or Stationary Ornamental Security Panels Are Available: Handmade steel panels are made with independent locks and hinges to allow them to open to the exterior or interior side. This motion panel will permit easy access to any glass or wood panel behind it for cleaning or maintenance. Choose from the many design options shown or create your own panel design. All security grills are hand forged steel by our master blacksmiths with your choice of colors in hand applied patina finish.
Your Choice Of Artistic Hand Forged Door Pulls Is Unlimited
Your Choices Of Hand Forged Decorative Hardware Are Unlimited
All Iron Is Coal Fired, Hammered By Master Blacksmiths The Old Fashioned Way And Patina Finished.
At Scottsdale Art Factory, we take pride in our traditional, superior quality workmanship and craft our products from only the finest steel. Our master blacksmiths have been classically trained, and utilize old world techniques such as coal firing, anvil hammering and hand forging to create the finest handcrafted hardware available anywhere. All of our Iron work is hand patina finished by heat applying iron oxides to achieve a natural patina finish that will stand the test of time.
Nothing is Drop Forged. We create works The Old Fashioned Way using solid hand forged Iron, (drop forging is a poor quality, casted copy of a hand forged work of art).
The kind of hand forged metal work you can expect when you order from Scottsdale Art Factory.
All Our Hand Forged Iron Is Hand Patina Finished To Stand The Test Of Time
Patina Finish As Shown: Various Colors Of Hand Applied Iron Oxide Patinas.
All iron parts are hand patina finished the old fashioned way by iron oxide hand applied with high temperature heat. We never powder coat or faux paint our steel,
it has been our experience that paint and powder coating methods do not hold up over time. You may choose from many natural iron oxide colors, and all our patina finishes are water based and earth friendly. You may order any single color or texture finish at no extra charge. Every surface of this hardware is finely finished including the under sides and hidden areas. Each item is finished to be virtually maintenance free and to age with grace to stand the test of time.
Your Choice Of Heavy Duty Functional Hardware Designed To Last
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These hinges are finished to match your decorative hardware. Unlike most production or semi custom door manufacturers we offer only high strength hinges that will stand the test of time.
These hinges can be adjusted from 0-10 depending on the speed at which you wish your door to self close. You may also choose not to set the self closing tension. These hinges are finished to match your decorative hardware. Unlike most production or semi custom door manufacturers we offer only high strength hinges that will stand the test of time.
These hinges are finished to match your decorative hardware. Unlike most production or semi custom door manufacturers we offer only high strength hinges that will stand the test of time.
This ensures that your door will not open in windy conditions even when the lock is not set. The roller pressure to strike plate can be adjusted to allow the push and pull resistance to be to your personal choice. Depending upon the size, your door unit may require more than one of these latches. This style of latch removes the need for leavers, knobs, and thumb push hardware that usually need early replacing due to use mechanism failure.
This special dead bolt lock is built for our 3" to 7" thick doors. It is high strength tungsten steel and is almost impossible to breech allowing for the best security available. You may order single cylinder (thumb turn interior) or double cylinder (keyed both sides). This lock is also suitable for most commercial applications.
This special heavy duty mortise lock is produced by one of the worlds top lock manufacturers specially for our extra thick solid wood doors. This style of lock requires a large mortised pocket to allow for the steel lock mechanism to fit inside the door edge. Also the mounting plates and locking bolt are larger than that of a standard dead bolt. This type of lock allows for additional strength and security. It is high strength tungsten steel and is almost impossible to breech allowing for the best security available. You may order single cylinder (thumb turn interior) or double cylinder (keyed both sides).
This sweep is installed in the bottom of our 3"-7" thick door, it automatically raises and lowers as you open and close the door thus ensuring a perfect seal to your threshold every time. This sweep includes adjustable pressure turn that you may adjust to ensure a precise seal every time. As a side benefit, this type of sweep retracts into the bottom of the door as it opens to clear your interior entrance rug or flooring.
This sweep is installed on the face of your door and requires extra force to open and close your door. It has been our experience this style sweep does not insure a perfect seal over time.
This adjustable saddle threshold allows for a perfect seal when you close your door keeping the weather elements and creatures out. ADA compliant and commercial thresholds available.
The stationary door is required to be locked in order to allow the motion door to latch and lock. The strength of these slide locks are important to your security. Most leaver style mortise pins are weak and require very little force to break open. The solution is surface mounted solid steel slide bolts or drop bars.
Hand forged steel stationary slide bolts to secure your stationary door are built artistically to match your handles or design. This option is your most secure choice.
These pins are mortised into your stationary door to hold it in a fixed position. It has been our experience that this type of pin provides a weak point in double doors and is not the most secure.
All SAF Door & Gate Engineering Exceeds Commercial & Hurricane Requirements.
We Guarantee Each Item "Forever" " No Questions Asked, backed by over nine decades of fine craftsmanship.
Scottsdale Art Factory carries on the American Arts And Crafts Movement of the 21st century,
in the same way William Morris and John Ruskin (founders of the Arts and Crafts furniture movement in circa 1800 England) inspired Gustave Stickley (founder of the American Arts and Crafts movement) in America circa 1900. Frank Loyd Wright, Charles and Henry Greene (inspired architects of the ultimate cottages such as the Gamble House in Pasadena California
) are credited with raising quality standard to its highest level in their day. All of these great master craftsman also inspired the Marabella Brothers in the early 20th Century (founders of SAF circa 1913).
Every creative enterprise is always built on a foundation that was laid down by its predecessors. Creative people are also dependent on the groundwork laid down by those who came before them. H. J. Nick, artist and direct descendant of the Marbella brothers, and Scottsdale Art Factory have built on these foundations and have raised the bar of quality even higher. Thus setting a new standard and offering the finest one of a kind handmade furnishings found anywhere in the world in the 21st century.
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