Raised panel doors require more labour and skill to make than a shaker style door. In the past, only the wealthiest of people could afford a raised panel door and it was a symbol of success. Today the raised panel door continues to be desirable and is consistently chosen for upscale kitchens in the finest homes.
These doors are assembled from five individually machined components including a solid wood center panel. We manufacture our center panels in house with careful attention to grain direction, grain character and color match. Some door makers purchase center panel blanks but all of Allstyle's center panels are made from the same lumber as the Stiles and Rails.
The center panels are designed to float in the stiles and rails. The solid center panels can shrink and swell with extreme changes in temperature or humidity. The panel is suspended using multiple pieces of special foam fillers to ensure that a swelling panel does not force the stiles and rails to separate at the joints. Some manufacturers use rubber products to suspend the panels but oils in the rubber can leach through the door finish over time. We have seen light colored doors with small oil circles where the rubber was used. You will not have this problem with an Allstyle Cabinet Door ... we guarantee it. Some door makers pin or staple the center panels. If a solid center panel is pinned or glued there is a good chance the door joints will fail over time. Allstyle does not pin or glue solid center panels.
Our doors are clamped under high pressure in specially designed pneumatic clamps. The clamps ensure the doors are perfectly square and the joints are tight. We use a super high quality glue that is imported from Europe. This system, along with extremely high tolerance joinery lets us make a door that contains no metal. No pins, no brads, no nails, no staples. We make doors right and we guarantee them.
Although we showcase many of our doors in Maple all of these doors are available in any species of wood.
If you would like a sample please request using our online request form.