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Why Architects Spec Sing Core

Why Do Architects Spec Sing Core?

16 ft. teak wood pivot front door in billionaire's home with Sing Core inside

16 ft tall architectural teak door

 

In order of importance:

The number one reason architects specify Sing Core is for oversized doors of all kinds.

1. 50 YEAR WARP-FREE GUARANTEE

Any door over seven ft. tall and three-and-a-half ft. wide is going to have a problem with warping. Having Sing Core inside is the only know way to make a lightweight, high-strength door that can be guaranteed not to warp and includes a full structure and lamination warranty for 50 years.

warp-free 9 ft tall walnut veneer architectural door lightweight high strength insulated 50 year guarantee

9 ft tall warp-free walnut veneer door with Sing Core inside

2. SKIN OPTIONS

Beauty is not only Skin Deep

If it’s an available flat surface material, Sing Core has the expertise to apply it to patented and patent pending Sing Core technology in a superior high precision manner which will not delaminate following proper finishing.

MOST POPULAR SKIN OPTIONS

A) WOOD VENEER

Wood veneer is the popular choice for use in architectural doors. Application of veneers in large door projects can be very tricky, and Sing Core utilizes the most advanced comprehensive lamination methods to laminate large veneer doors.

highest precision .020 walnut veneer on Sing Core (tolerance +/- .006 in.) the bigger the better

Perfectly smooth walnut veneer

B) WOOD STAVE

Applying solid wood stave (natural wood grain planks) is the hardest material to feature on large doors due to the wood grain’s nature to shift and change in response to changes in the environment. It is hard enough to keep a standard sized wood plank door straight but building an oversized wood stave door is exponentially more problematic, unless it has Sing Core inside.

warp free wood stave sliding door 25 ft. long wire brushed white oak insulated 50 yr guarantee

25 ft. wide wire brushed white oak wood stave sliding door

C) MDF

Sing Core has a unique method using their patented and patent-pending technologies to create the first super smooth high-precision MDF surface area that will not warp. This “smooth as glass” material is ready to paint, add vinyl graphics, or other materials such as veneers or wood stave via cold press in your own shop or millwork. Hot-press-ready version also available. We know how to do it. Just spec it and see for yourself.

D) STEEL

20G steel is the most popular grade of steel used on architectural steel doors with Sing Core inside. Why 20-gauge steel? Because even though Sing Core is lightweight it is stronger than steel pound for pound. That means you can use a lighter weight steel, without compromising the door’s integrity or visual appeal. Most popular steels are cold rolled steel, hot rolled steel, galvanized steel, stainless steel, and diamond plate steel, among others.

lightweight hot rolled steel sliding door with sing core inside stronger than steel pound per pound

Lightweight high strength hot rolled steel slider easy open & close

E) SYNTHETICS

The most popular synthetics used on architectural doors are FRP, Masonite, Formica, fiberglass, and acrylic. The lamination experts at Sing Core know exactly how to deal with these hybrid and synthetic materials to qualify them for their 50-year fail-free guarantee.

lightweight high strength teak Formica large sliding door 50 year warp free and lamination guarantee

Large insulated impact resistant Formica door for added safety and security

F) ALUMINUM

The less expensive yet durable metal skin, aluminum or aluminium is an excellent choice of architectural door skin, and as with steel and other metal doors skins, thinner is better due to the high precision and superior strength of Sing Core.

Note: All door skins have exponentially increased adhesion, as the surface area increases, so does the bonding agent, due to Sing Core’s true flat nature and high precision at +/- .006 in. tolerance. Other honeycomb cores, like aluminum core, is only +/- .03 tolerance, and has very minimal surface area for adhesion, whereas Sing Core is solid surface.

insulated aluminum sliding patio doors stronger than steel superior climate control 50 yr guarantee

Insulated aluminum sliding patio doors for added climate control

3. HIGH PRECISION SUBSTRATE

Sing Core is a high precision solid surface substrate material sporting .006 tolerances. It is this degree of precision which is necessary, along with extensive proprietary knowledge and patent-pending anti-warp materials, to create the high definition bonding which is necessary to join and two flat surfaces with unsurpassed results. This enables Sing Core to create laminated panels, posts and beams which are created to last for centuries without failure.

What happens if you don’t specify Sing Core inside your doors?

IF YOU DON’T SPECIFY SING CORE inside your door, you are likely to get a heavy LVL door core, or if you specify “lightweight” you are likely to get an aluminum honeycomb door, which may look good on the outside and may hold up following installation, but not for long. Low tolerance (+/- .03 in.) and tendency to move are just too much of a sacrifice to make for discerning clients, like those who are increasingly looking to Sing Core to solve the problems associated with large oversized doors.

lightweight high presicion insulated large warehouse doors one finger push open ease 50 year sing core guarantee

One finger opens large warehouse doors with Sing Core inside

4. FULLY INSULATED

This is an added benefit enjoyed by contemporary architects who specify Sing Core inside their modern doors, but for those in search of insulated doors, this patented and fully insulated substrate is the only way to achieve lightweight high strength and superior insulation throughout for sound deadening and increased climate control.

 

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Contractors

How Sing Core supports contractors to bring original architectural doors to life.

Door Blanks for High End Installations

Contractors and carpenters rightfully wary about buy and installing large or oversize wooden doors using traditional techniques. That’s why the top contractors in the country choose SingCore for challenging projects where they need to get things right the first time.

SingCore specializes in producing raw door panels which require finishing and hardware installation. . Our specialty is in door panels, not necessarily door finishing, which is why we prefer to work with millworks on expensive projects. And, we often refer our clients to local millworks when possible.

If you are carpenter or contractor without expertise in door finishing and milling, then we recommend you bring in a local millwork to assist you with completion of your luxury SingCore door panel.

Guaranteed Warp-free for 50 Years

With a guarantee longer than any other in the market, top jobs prefer to go with SingCore. Our no questions asked structural guarantee is perfect for cases when you can’t let anything go wrong, because this guarantee is the product of our certainty that our panels will stand the test of time where others will not.

Renowned for non-warping large doors, inventor Peter Sing’s patented and patent-pending building materials can do so much more. Patented SingCore is suitable for use in unsupported spans of almost any length with proper design support from our “True Flat” estimating team.

For example look at this 13′ ft. span, easily supporting the weight of a man without deflection at only 1″ thick. Peter Sing’s miraculous material just boggles the mind, and is something that you have to get in your hands, or under your feet, to truly understand. You absolutely need to include SingCore in you next project.

How Strong is Sing’s Core?

Independently tested, Sing’s core is 660 PSI, many times stronger when compared to any other lightweight honeycomb-type building material which usually clocks in at between 10 and 110 PSI.

While lightweight and fully insulated, Sing Core is stronger that steel pound for pound.

Peter Sing says:

Kick my door and you will break your leg.

Any Size You Like

Sing core is not limited to specific standard door sizes. We offer full custom doors at any size from 3′ feet to 30′. There is almost no size too large or too small. And with our proprietary join on site door panel option, even the largest panels can easy to ship and easy to get in the building with limit on final size.

Any Exterior Possible

Surface lamination types include:

  • Veneer, any species
  • Wood stave, any species
  • Metal – cold rolled steel, hot rolled steel, aluminum, copper, other
  • HPL composites – Formica and Wilson Art
  • Specialty such as white board, black board, magnetic marker board
  • Veneer yourself (hot press ready)
  • Paint grade panels

Every lamination is eligible to receive Peter Sing’s iron clad 50 year guarantee.

Where you are trying to meet your client’s high exceptions and vivid dreams, or just trying to match an existing installation, SingCore has the finish look for you. Because of our extremely flexible production process, there is almost no surface that cannot be achieved. With our patented and patent pending process, and the help of your millwork’s finishing skills, we can give you exactly what you are looking for.

Window Openings, French Doors, Man Doors, and Exotic Styles

Our perfectly straight true flat material is capable of fitting in to any form of door. Door openings are flexible and fully custom. Need a curved door? We can make you a custom curved door. Man doors? French Door? Other?

 

us-navy-singcoreThe last thing you want on the top floor of the World Trade Center, is a warped door, and that’s why you’ll find Sing Core inside those doors.

You could find Sing Core from beneath the depths of the sea (US Navy) to outer space (NASA) and everywhere in between.

 

New to Sing Core?

If you’re a new contractor working with Sing Core, we can help you getting started on the right foot. Keep in mind that when you get an initial price quote from Sing Core, that you are only receiving your quote for a raw, unfinished warp-free building material. Assuming that your initial price quote is related to your finished cost will not serve you well in your bidding process. (Please, do not make this mistake.)

All Sing Products Are Unfinished

Most all Sing products are shipped to a millwork or door company. These are the partners who finish and transform a Sing door slab into the beautiful works of art for which we are given credit for, even though Sing Core does not make doors (only the substrate) which enables your clients to enjoy their warp-free door for fifty years.

The contractors we work with on a regular basis know this, and this is a common mistake made by the ambitious contractor who is in a hurry or on a tight budget. We will do everything we can to help you win the bid, but you must keep in mind that we are providing you with an unfinished door slab. We will work hand-in-hand with your millwork or door company.

Low VOA and Warp Free

Our friends at Crestmark Architectural Millwork found SingCore to be particularly useful in large cabinet doors for the Museum of Modern Art. Our warp free oversize panels combined perfectly with the museums need for low VOA materials for archival room use.

100-YEAR FURNITURE

SingCore has been used by the Seattle AIA for their flat back style office furniture. Unlike overseas competitors, who focus on quantity of quality, or furniture panels are designed and built to last a century or more. This makes sing core the go to companion for high end yet functional furniture installations. Coming it at 1/3rd the weight of all wood panels, SingCore is extremely popular in the modular or moveable furniture space.

A variety of travel industries are benefited by using Sing’s technologies, including, but not limited to hospitality, aircraft, aerospace, marine, rail, trucks, trailers, and RVs.

Most Sustainability of Any Other Building Material

Peter Sing’s gift to the world is this highly sustainable product which can virtually last forever with little or no deterioration, and can be repurposed on the fly, making it possibly the most sustainable building material in the world.

Can you afford to go without SingCore on your next project?

 

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Millworks

How Sing Core supports contemporary millworks and brings original architectural doors to life. Join top door producers in the country like Pella and Anderson Window and Doors to get on board with the SingCore revolution.

What we do:

We have helped millworks and high end door manufacturers to solve their production problems by providing massive amounts of door substrate to increase their productivity. Sing Core has the best and most efficient machines and technologies to provide the fastest delivery of the highest quality door panels in large quantities for our customers to build high end wood veneer doors, wood stave doors, even the strongest, lightweight, impact resistant, warp-free stile and rail door can start with Sing door substrate, then adding door trim molding to create this new generation of highly advanced door. Stronger, lightweight, warp-free, insulated, sound deadening doors in quantity at a much lower cost than your high-end conventional stile and rail door. Get a price quote, we will help you to improve your productivity without having to hire large production crews to meet your deadline. This is a much better solution as an alternative to conventional stile and rail door.

“We are here to support you.”

Our main business is building very large door substrates that are guaranteed to meet or exceed AWI standards.
You know everything. You know what you can do and you know where trouble is lurking. You don’t want your customers coming back to you, complaining about their door that has warped. 
You’re careful to exclude certain items, such as those largest of doors on your door schedule. You’ve been in the business to know that you are competent and courageous enough to build a magnificent big door, but you also know that problems are just around the corner.
You also know you have nothing to worry about if you take advantage of the

50-year Sing Core Warp-free Solution

Our relationship with our millworks is a tight bond, where we both work with and trust each other. We do our part: to provide you with the best, most efficiently engineered warp-free substrate, with the skin of your choice or not. You decide how much work you want to do on the door in your shop. And you: Make our product look so beautiful.
Neither of us could do this kind of work without the other. This is a symbiotic relationship that we only share with the biggest and best millworks in the world with honor and integrity every day.
We make the best team ever, and you can now offer your clients the best in large doors of any kind with the best guaranteed results in the world.

How to get a price quote:

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3: Length, Width and Thickness of the door substrate. In one click you can see a shop drawing of the Sing Panel that you are looking to purchase.

Sing Core supplies valuable components to the construction process. Patented Sing panels, posts and beams are integrated into projects where the characteristics of lightweight, high strength, insulation and alternative Eco-friendly manufacturing options are either sought after or used in solving the problems associated with large scale projects.

The process works something, like this:

  1. The Architect specifies, “SingCore” inside the products, let’s say, a large pivot door
  2. The General Contractor seeks out a qualified Millwork who obtains unfinished pivot door from Sing Core
  3. Sing Core manufactures the pivot door blank to architectural specs and ships to millwork
  4. Millwork finishes and installs hardware and provides finished pivot door to the job site
  5. Installers hang and or install the pivot door
What we do the best…the best in the world:
We provide the  best substrate for the millwork and door industries to build the best door in the world. The core makes all the difference. If you use LVL core, wood stave core, particle board core, aluminum core, or paper core you should try Sing Core. Millworks know LVL and wood stave is too heavy and warps, aluminum honeycomb core has no precision  once the core is stretched, paper core is similar and offers very little support and no sheer strength. 
We supply our Sing Core door substrate to the largest door manufacturers to replace their door cores as mentioned previously. One of our largest customers said,

“Since we switched to Sing Core, we never have any warping issue, which was the biggest problem for recalls no matter how hard we tried to make our LVL cores work.”

1. For a highly smooth paint grade surface, such as lacquer finish. 1 with MDF skin, 2 with AB plywood as surface skin. They have one thing in common; no matter which skin you select, as long as it is artisan grade, it will be guaranteed for the flatness, lightweight, and high strength, which is the highest standard in the industry.
2. Veneer-ready artisan grade Sing substrate panels for doors or high end millwork.
3. Wood stave-ready.  By adding 1/8-inch to 3/8-inch hardwood to create a panel which looks and performs better than any solid wood or any other type of door core, guaranteed.
4. Metal door. Almost any metal, or non-metal skin can be use as Sing door finish material. It functions and looks better than any other method, such as welding, or use other type of frame technology. Sing metal panels are stronger pound for pound than any solid material, lighter in weight, and with the highest precision which means longer life span of the products.
5. Increase your productivity by using Sing door panels to replace stile and rail doors.
If you have a job with 10 different sizes and more than 40 doors which could easily jam up your production for days, if not for weeks, contact Sing Core. We could do it in less than 2 or 3 days and ship to you to add veneer, or add trim to make it look like stile and rail doors. Even the professional door maker could not tell the difference, but we guarantee your new type of veneer or stile and rail door will be stronger, lighter, and true flat. No other stile and rail door could perform like Sing Core. This is the reason Sing Core works with the most succesful high-end door manufacturers across the USA. 

Get Things Done Right the First Time

Millworks and door manufactures are rightfully wary about building and installing large or oversize wooden doors using traditional techniques. That’s why the top millworks in the country choose SingCore for challenging projects where they need to get things right the first time.

Guaranteed Warp-free for 50 Years

Here at SingCore we set the bar exceptionally high with a lengthy full structural guarantee that exceeds any other offered in the industry. This covers not only standard size door panels but oversize door panels exceeding 30′ in length.

Renowned for non-warping large doors, inventor Peter Sing’s patented and patent-pending building materials can do so much more. Patented SingCore is suitable for use in unsupported spans of almost any length with proper design support from our “True Flat” estimating team.

Strength of Sing Panel

Peter Sing’s miraculous material just boggles the mind, and is something that you have to get in your hands, or under your feet, to truly understand. Just look at this 13′ span, easily supporting the weight of a man without deflection at only 1″ thick. By including Sing Core in your next project, you may for the first time have complete confidence that your oversize door installation will stand the test of time, with no complaints from your clients.

The SingCore factory, located in the pristine forests of the Pacific Northwest, also builds posts and beams for use in other types of construction applications. They are just as lightweight and strong, if not stronger, than SingCore doors. Our specialty is devising a way to make your next project in to a success, no mater what it takes

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Click photo to see 10 ft tall accordion door project details

Lightweight of Sing Panel

How Strong is Sing’s Core?

Independently tested, Sing’s core is 660 PSI, many times stronger when compared to any other lightweight honeycomb-type building material which usually clocks in at between 10 and 110 PSI.

That’s why you will find Sing Core inside impact doors. Sing says, “If you kick other doors, they will crash,

“Kick my door and you will break your leg.”

While lightweight and fully insulated, Sing Core is stronger that steel pound for pound.

Finish to Match Any Style

SingCore offers a huge variety of skin materials, that allows you to achieve any design goal or match any existing element to perfection. Our specialty is in door panels, no necessarily door finishing, which is why we prefer to work with millworks on expensive projects. And, we often refer our clients to local millworks when possible.

 

Surface lamination types include:

  • Veneer, any species
  • Wood stave, any species
  • Metal – cold rolled steel, hot rolled steel, aluminum, copper, other
  • HPL composites – Formica and Wilson Art
  • Specialty such as white board, black board, magnetic marker board
  • Veneer yourself (hot press ready)
  • Paint grade panels

Every lamination is eligible to receive Peter Sing’s iron clad 50 year guarantee.

Window Openings, French Doors, Man Doors, and Exotic Styles

Our perfectly straight true flat material is capable of fitting in to any form of door. Door openings are flexible and fully custom. Need a curved door? We can make you a custom curved door. Man doors? French Door? Other?

 

Any Size

Due to the incredible light weight of Sing Core and super strong resilience, the largest doors in the tallest buildings in the United States are built with Sing Core inside.

Perfect edges ready for the top floor of the World Trade Center

 

 

us-navy-singcoreThe last thing you want on the top floor of the World Trade Center, is a warped door, and that’s why you’ll find Sing Core inside those doors.

You could find Sing Core from beneath the depths of the sea (US Navy) to outer space (NASA) and everywhere in between.

 

Low VOA and Warp Free

Our friends at Crestmark Architectural Millwork found SingCore to be particularly useful in large cabinet doors for the Museum of Modern Art. Our warp free oversize panels combined perfectly with the museums need for low VOA materials for archival room use.

100-YEAR FURNITURE

SingCore has been used by the Seattle AIA for their flat back style office furniture. Unlike overseas competitors, who focus on quantity of quality, or furniture panels are designed and built to last a century or more. This makes sing core the go to companion for high end yet functional furniture installations. Coming it at 1/3rd the weight of all wood panels, SingCore is extremely popular in the modular or moveable furniture space.

A variety of travel industries are benefited by using Sing’s technologies, including, but not limited to hospitality, aircraft, aerospace, marine, rail, trucks, trailers, and RVs.

Most Sustainability of Any Other Building Material

Peter Sing’s gift to the world is this highly sustainable product which can virtually last forever with little or no deterioration, and can be repurposed on the fly, making it possibly the most sustainable building material in the world.

Can you afford to go without SingCore on your next project?

 

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Architects

How Sing Core supports contemporary architecture and brings original architectural doors to life.

Why Specify Sing Core?

The primary reason top architectural firms specify Sing Core in their specs is for large doors because every door over three-and-a-half ft. wide or seven ft. tall is going to have a problem with warping, and Sing Core is the only way to build an Eco-friendly lightweight high strength fully insulated door which can be

Guaranteed Warp-free for 50 Years

This sets the bar extremely high, and when architects want to deliver the best for their particular high-end clientele, as specifying “Sing Core inside” elevates the project to an entirely new level.

Renowned for non-warping large doors, inventor Peter Sing’s patented and patent-pending building materials can do so much more. Next up on the list of reasons why architects seek Sing’s materials out for their upcoming projects includes lightweight dimensional stability and unsupported spans.

Here, Sing stands amidst a 13 ft. one-inch thick panel between two sawhorses, and you know if he were standing on any other building material, he would be standing on the ground. Yet, there he is suspended with little or no deflection. It boggles the mind, the possibilities of Sing’s core.

And Sing’s factory, located in the pristine forest region of the Pacific Northwest builds more than panels. He also builds posts and beams for use in other types of construction applications, which are just as lightweight and strong, if not stronger.

How Strong is Sing’s Core?

Independently tested, Sing’s core is 660 PSI, many times stronger when compared to any other lightweight honeycomb-type building material which usually clocks in at between 10 and 110 PSI.

That’s why you will find Sing Core inside impact doors. Sing says, “If you kick other doors, they will crash,

“Kick my door and you will break your leg.”

While lightweight and fully insulated, Sing Core is stronger that steel pound for pound.

 

Architectural Lamination

When it comes to architectural designs using high precision lamination, Sing’s factory and his high precision laminating specialists provide top of the line results with unparalleled visual impact.

Laminates can be mixed and matched in any specified pattern, orientation, or specific shapes. In fact, Sing’s stile and rail surface lamination makes his high-end door blanks look like a high precision stile and rail door, for which he is well known for in the industry.

Sing’s lamination is also included in his no-fail 50-year guarantee.

Any Surface Material

Due to Sing’s True Flat Team’s ability to keep any surface material straight and true, you will find them constantly hard at work designing the warp-free components to keep solid wood stave straight and true for 50 years, though their expertise is not limited to unstable wood grains.

 

Nearly any available flat building material can be incorporated with Sing’s core, including exotic natural wood grains, aluminum, brass, brick, bronze, cement, cold rolled steel, concrete, diamond plate steel, fiberglass, Formica, FRP, galvanized steel, hot rolled steel, HPL, Kevlar, Masonite, or stainless steel, just to name a few. That should get your creative juices flowing.

But there’s more

Any Size

Due to the incredible light weight of Sing Core and super strong resilience, the largest doors in the tallest buildings in the United States are built with Sing Core inside.

 

us-navy-singcoreThe last thing you want on the top floor of the World Trade Center, is a warped door, and that’s why you’ll find Sing Core inside those doors.

You could find Sing Core from beneath the depths of the sea (US Navy) to outer space (NASA) and everywhere in between.

Any Application

There’s no doubt you will find Sing Core inside the finest oversized large doors, but you may find Sing’s core inside any item that is lighter in weight but expected to be used over and over again over a long life span.

100-YEAR FURNITURE

You will find Sing Core inside 100-year furniture (that’s furniture that is designed and built to last for a hundred years). This is in stark contrast to more popular inexpensive import furniture which is expected to be basically disposable.

You will discover new and varied ways to use Sing’s patented and patent-pending technologies for signage, floors, walls, ceilings, emergency shelters, modular work sheds, tiny houses, museum displays, store fixtures, and modular trade show booths which are designed to be knocked down and rebuilt over and over again for years on end.

A variety of travel industries are benefited by using Sing’s technologies, including, but not limited to hospitality, aircraft, aerospace, marine, rail, trucks, trailers, and RVs.

 

Even entire homes have built of Sing’s patented Sing Core.

See a wide range of Sing Applications.

 

Most Sustainability of Any Other Building Material

Peter Sing’s gift to the world is this highly sustainable product which can virtually last forever with little or no deterioration, and can be repurposed on the fly, making it possibly the most sustainable building material in the world.

Shouldn’t you be specifying Sing Core inside your most important projects?

 

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Architectural Flush Wood Door

Working hand in hand with architects, door engineers, designers, millworks, and custom door manufacturers to help create one of a kind architectural flush wood door works of art is the everyday activity that goes on inside inventor Peter Sing’s factory nestled safely within the pristine Pacific Northwest.

Yes, you can get an architecturally inspired standard flush wood door off the shelf, but that’s not the same as a real architectural flush wood door. An authentic architectural flush wood door is a wooden flush door that is highly prestigious and unique, unlike any other door. That is, unless, you are specifying 700 matching doors to synchronize and tie into the location’s aesthetic design. Still, they would be individually unique to that specific location.

Architectural doors are art. Just like you can get copies of art to hang on your wall, you can get copies of architectural flush wood doors to hang in your door opening, but the copy is not the same as the original, and a keen eye can tell the difference.

Some clientele would never settle for hanging art that wasn’t an original piece.

Architectural flush wood doors are comprised of many materials combined in unique ways to create a unique door that is unlike any other. An architectural door designer might mix different wood grains in a unique design pattern on the flush door’s surface to create such an individual work of art.

The architectural door artist may also combine different materials into the door’s design, such as, wood, metal, and glass. Other materials, such as aluminum, brick, cement, copper, fiberglass, hot rolled steel, laminates of all varieties, plastics, and stainless steel, just to name a few of the most popular.

The best architectural flush wood door is a composite of many materials, and nobody know the intricacies of precision bonding many different materials together, all working in unison of the whole, all the (and here’s the kicker) while,

Remaining Perfectly Straight for 50 Years

than inventor, Peter Sing, who provides his patented and patent-pending architectural flush wood door technologies which are revolutionizing the way architectural doors are made.

The biggest and best architectural wood doors are large oversized flush architectural grade commercial doors, that can be very large, up to 50 ft tall or wide. (That’s a big door.) As you may have guessed, especially if you have some experience with any doors which are oversized, that keeping it straight is going to be a problem.

 

Any large door, over 7 ft tall or three-and-a-half ft wide, is going to present a problem with moving over time and the problems are exponentially worse if you’re dealing with a natural wood grain door. Due to the nature of natural wood, it expands and contracts in accordance with changes in the environment which results in the door warping, bending, twisting, or cupping.

Left to its own devices, such a large door will be problematic for the end user, requiring regular maintenance to deal with its propensity to move. That is, unless it has

Sing Core Inside

Patented Sing Core enables all the greatest door companies in the world to build enormous doors which will remain warp-free, even if they are constructed of natural wood species.

10×12 ft 3″ thick warp-free 1/8″ oak 520 lbs

Of course, contemporary architecture and modern designers have resorted to using non-natural faux wood grain materials such as HPL to prevent the warping of architectural flush wood doors, but even so, those incredibly large doors still presented a problem with staying straight.

Sing’s patented and patent-pending warp-free door solutions along with the years of technical expertise of his True Flat Team, can help create high precisions architectural doors results unsurpassed by any previously available door-building technologies.

These new leading-edge door manufacturing processes and anti-warp materials are able to produce doors of any size, made of any flat building material (yes, even natural woods) which can be covered by Sing’s unprecedented,

50-year Warp-free Guarantee

All Sing’s premium flush wood doors are covered by his 50-year guarantee which covers any movement, as doors made with these technologies with not warp, bend, twist, cup, or otherwise fail (including structure and delamination) for 50 years.

No other company can offer such a guarantee on an Eco-friendly, lightweight, high-strength wooden flush door.

Added Architectural Benefits

Besides being warp-free and having the best and most long-lasting guarantee in the world, architectural doors that have sing Core inside also have many other extraordinary characteristics, such as

1. Lightweight

Architectural doors made with Sing Core inside are 1/3 the weight of other solid core doors manufactured with wood-based door cores. Creating doors so light in weight is extremely advantageous in reducing transportation and installation costs, as well as reducing the expense of heavy-duty architectural door hardware which is based on the weight of the door. A lighter weight door also translates to reduced maintenance costs related to regular door operation which if the door is heavier will increase stress and strain on both the structure and its hardware over time.

2. High Strength

No other Eco-friendly, lightweight door is stronger than an architectural door with Sing Core inside as these are the only doors which are stronger than steel pound for pound, independently architecturally rated by University at 660+PSI (many times stronger than commercial honeycombs used in aerospace at 10 to 110 PSI), making them the most sustainable doors known to man on planet Earth.

3. Fully Insulated

Even if your primary interest is having an architectural wood door that is straight and true, you might be pleasantly surprised that these are fully insulated for climate control (R 3.5 – R 6.5, or more, depending on architectural specs) and sport impressive sound deadening capabilities. It is not uncommon to find Sing Core inside the best soundproof doors in the most exclusive locations around the world in sound-controlled environments.

4. Solid as a Rock

One look at Sing’s site and you will see many demonstrations of just how strong his lightweight panels are. In one demonstration he is standing in the middle of a 13-foot-long 1-inch-thick panel suspended between two sawhorses with little or no deflection (any other panel would have you crashing to the ground). Another example shows two men standing amidst a 20-foot span. Sing says if you kick a standard stile and rail door, it will break, but,

“If you kick my door, you will break your leg”

first, before you break his door.

You should think about specifying Sing Core inside all your important architectural door projects.

Submit a price quote request today.

Architectural Wood Flush Door Photos

 

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Exciting Architectural Use of Sing Core Panels

Although SingCore is best know for our large / oversize door applications, our extraordinary light weight panels are made custom to your specifications. And, have applications in a large variety of specialized architectural uses such as ceilings, light wells, and shade boxes.

architectural panel light weight perfect flat straight over window detail

Sing panels as over window architectural details (Photo courtesy of Wirth Woodworking)

Case Study: Wirth Woodworking’s Over Window Details

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Sing panels as over window architectural details (Photo courtesy of Wirth Woodworking)

Once again, our fabulous clients have stepped up to the plate and innovated the use of SingCore panels in a stunning over window architectural details. In the photos on this page, you can see the work of our friends over at Wirth Woodworking. Using the extensive strength and rigidity of our panels, they were able to meet a design goals beyond what is possible with traditional framing and drywall construction techniques.

Application details:

  • Length 33′
  • Thickness 1 1/4″
  • Shipped in 18 sections

For this particular project, because of other elements of the design, the inclusion of SingCore was absolutely necessary to achieve positive results without compromising the designer’s vision. Increasingly, architects and designers are specing SingCore specifically because they know if they dream it we can achieve it with the help of talented millworks, cabinet makers, construction companies, and woodworkers who form our rough materials in to a finished reality.

Message from the builder:

[The pictured] SingCore panels [are] used above the windows. Panels are 1 1/4″ thick by 33 feet long. They were delivered in 18 foor sections

Reason for the detail was conventional framing & sheetrock was impeding on the shade boxes and not staying straight.

David Wirth

Wirth Woodworking Inc

Beyond the Ordinary

architectural panel light weight perfect flat straight over window detail

Sing panels as over window architectural details (Photo courtesy of Wirth Woodworking)

Builders and industry professionals turn to SingCore because of the exceptional parameters that our state of the art, patented, and patent-pending material can bring to any design. Top benefits include:

  • Light — as much as 1/3 the weight of an equivalent wood panel
  • Strong — with a 600+ PSI rating, is stronger than steel pound for pound
  • Straight — our panels are guaranteed to be perfectly straight (exceeding AWI warp standards)
  • Stable — with a 50 year structural guarantee, we stand by our product

What Can SingCore Do For You?

architectural panel light weight perfect flat straight over window detail

Sing panels as over window architectural details (Photo courtesy of Wirth Woodworking)

With ever increasing acceptance and adoption across the industry, SingCore is always asking the question, what more can we do with our product. Doors and architectural details are just the beginning for us.

On a daily basis, SingCore is trying new things and attempting to innovate across many fields and disciplines to bring the magic of our “Honeycomb” core to the masses in a myriad of new and exciting ways. From transportation, housing, furniture, charity outreach to the very lifestyle of  every-day Americans, SingCore has no limit.

But, we cannot do it alone. Our very best new innovations are accomplished by the skill and hard work of our magnificent clients and partners such as Wirth Woodworking.

Which leaves only one question:

“What can Sing Core do for you?”

So contact us today with your next project and idea so we can do our part to help your vision succeed!

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AB Ply or MDF Paintgrade

There are 2 of the most popular types of paintgrade options available for your architectural door specs from Sing Core, and each includes patented Sing technologies to maximize the potential of these formats, ensuring you can enjoy the only

50-year Warp-free Guarantee

Sing Core Paintgrade Door Blanks

WARP-FREE AB PLYWOOD WARP-FREE MDF
  • Made from multiple layers of wood veneer, AB plywood is a strong wood fiber material.
  • AB plywood is water resistant and good for use in exterior door applications.
  • AB plywood face grain can be easily stained.
  • AB plywood holds screws very tightly since the varying grains of wood on each layer give the screws something to hold onto.
  • AB plywood is an excellent substrate for applying natural wood stave, wood planks, or other materials.
  • Warp-free MDF is lighter in weight and stronger than other MDF.
  • The surface of MDF is very smooth which makes it great surface for painting.
  • MDF is very consistent throughout, so cut edges appear smooth and won’t have voids or splinters.
  • Because of the smooth edges, you can use a router to create decorative edges.
  • Warp-free MDF is excellent substrate for applying veneers or other thin laminates.

.020 Walnut Veneer over extremely smooth Warp-free MDF

The most popular and least expensive is AB Ply.

Warp-free AB Ply

Our AB Ply is used in oversized exterior door applications and is constructed using water resistant adhesive using an A-grade veneer face, C-grade inner plies, and a B-grade back which is used for securing patented Sing Core. AB plywood, is a better grade of plywood, commonly used in cabinetry, where the backside need not be presentation quality.

16 ft Tall Billionaire’s Teak plank front Door on Warp-free AB plywood

Only AB plywood door blanks with Sing Core inside can be guaranteed not to warp, bend, twist, or otherwise fail for 50 years.

Generally, “AB” designation means that it will be free of knots in their outer layers, though color variations and a few healthy intergrown knots may occur infrequently. If there are any pin knots, they would only a few mm in diameter.

The A refers to the best side which is a furniture grade veneer and B the opposite side. Plywoods with grades A and B are used for finishing purposes.

The A-grade side is the highest quality veneer and most sheets will be free of flaws resulting in a plywood surface that is smooth and can be prepped and painted easily.

Warp-free MDF Guaranteed True Flat for 50 Years

Warp-free MDF

Sing Core’s MDF is not your father’s MDF. Inventor Peter Sing has developed a method or creating a perfectly smooth surface, which is a well-known characteristic of MDF, which is lightweight MDF and will not warp. Moving due to lack of strength, especially amidst long spans, is also a well-known characteristic of MDF.

Sing uses a combination of patented and patent-pending technologies which result in the only large warp-free MDF door blanks in the door industry. That’s why Sing Core is known for creating the highest grade MDF in the door industry.

When making big doors, like the large oversized doors which Sing Core is famous for, to try to use MDF without Sing Core inside would be like building a door with a giant noodle, granted the surface would still be smooth as can be.

Because MDF is not water resistant it is not recommended for exterior applications, so avoid specifying MDF for large entry doors due to its inherit weakness, instead spec AB plywood as your base material instead.

Due to the smoothest surface area material, MDF can easily be painted, or used as underlayment for thin veneers, vinyl, or other laminations.

16 ft tall White Oak veneer pivot doors on warp-free MDF top floor World Trade Center

In fact, all the most high-end veneer-work done by Sing Core uses this warp-free MDF solution as underlayment for the perfect veneering for which they are known. See: How to Make the Best High-end Veneer Doors. Likewise, their high-end millworks and door companies who apply their own laminates, they order this material as their gold standard.

On the other hand, if your intention is to add natural wood planks, then AB plywood is preferred substrate, especially for exterior doors.

While AB plywood and MDF are the most popular there are many other skin types for plywood, paintgrade, and others.

Now, maybe you have a better idea about why architects spec Sing Core