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How to Make the Best High-end Veneer Doors

If you approach the most prestigious millworks in the world and ask them how to make the best high-end veneer doors in the world, you are likely to receive a response which references Peter Sing’s patented and patent-pending veneer door technologies and his Master Quality Door Veneer Surfaces.

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Wood veneer doors are growing in popularity due to the design features which are available in matching grain orientation on the faces of the door. The most popular orientation is called “book match” which orients leaves of veneer opened alongside each other in alternating pairs, like opening a book, where the left leaf mirrors the leaf on the right.

Book matched veneer doors are followed by “slip match” veneer doors, where the grain orientation of the leaves all face the same direction alongside one another.

There are other types of veneer matching which includes “end match,” where veneer leaves are mirrored end to end, “reverse slip match” which alternates veneer strips flipped end to end, which greatly reduces any mirroring effect, producing a more natural result. Then, there is “random match,” which shuffles all the pieces and creates a more unique succession of veneers placed side by side.

Beyond these veneer matching options; special matches can be made to create a desired artistic result for high-end architectural veneer doors.

These matching capabilities are unique to veneer because veneer is sliced so thin that there is grain duplication which can be matched or mismatched according to an artist’s or designer’s vision.

High-end Large Alt-matched Walnut Wood Veneer Door

Veneer Door Problems

When tasked with bringing a veneer door to life, the production team can run into problems associated with building veneer door as specified while achieving high precision high-end results which the most demanding exclusive door clients find highly desired and valuable.

1. Perfectly Smooth Veneer Problem

High end veneer doors need to be perfectly smooth. Because the veneer skins are so thin, you will notice “telegraphing” on the skin surface. The term telegraphing refers to essentially the bleeding-through of any of the under-laying surface, which will impact the viewable surface area of the veneer.

If you apply veneer directly to a plywood surface, for instance, in the right light, you will be able to see the terrain of the plywood through the thin veneer.

In large doors, it can be extremely difficult to find a large enough piece of smooth underlayment material, so if there are seams in the material under the veneer, this would also telegraph through to the surface.

One way to achieve a perfectly smooth surface is to use LVL (which is commonly used by most standard door manufacturers underneath wood veneers) or MDF which are smooth but heavy, and both are limited in size availability. So, if your high-end veneer door is oversized (over 4 x 8 or 5 x 10) it can be impossible to find a single seamless product.

2. High Precision Veneer Problem

High precision is a moving target when approaching the design and production of a veneer door. The surface material may be elegantly fashioned, but if the product which the door is made out of has a tendency to move, then you could be in trouble when the door warps, causing inconvenience and potentially expensive regular maintenance and repairs in the field over time.

Due to the nature of standard door building technologies, the AIA allows for ¼” variances for a 7 ft. span of a door. Door manufacturers and door hardware manufacturers allow for these variances in mounting and hardware. If a door exceeds movement over ¼” along any 7 ft. span, the result is a warped door, which can easily be compromised or fail altogether.

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Veneer Door Solutions

Thanks to Peter Sing’s True Flat Team, you can have your high-end veneer door problems solved in a way that increases your credibility as you deliver the highest results imaginable with your most particular high-end clients.

1. Perfectly Smooth Veneer Solution

Sing’s True Flat team works hand in hand with your favorite door manufacturer, millwork, or custom door manufacturer to provide a perfectly flat, smooth surface for applying your favorite veneer to.

For years, Sing’s factory located in the pristine pacific Northwest in Washington State, has been providing the biggest and best door manufacturers in the world with large smooth surfaces for applying veneers for wood doors. Sometimes Sing’s factory applies the veneers, and in other cases Sing only provides the substrate in the form of door blanks to which the door companies apply their own veneers to.

Seamless technology. Thanks to Sing’s patented veneer door core, his factory is able to provide a perfectly flat surface hosting undetectable seam(s). While seams may be unavoidable due to the large size or a particular door, Sing has the patented technology to create an unfinished door blank veneer substrate that will not move, period.

Once the substrate is prefinished and primed, seams are undetectable. While this may be of concern for other veneer door substrates, which as LVL or MDF, this is not a problem for becoming detectable later, because Sing’s veneer door substrates are build not to move.

2. High Precision Veneer Solution

Sing’s patented veneer doors core substrate is built to the highest precision standards (+/- .006 in. tolerances) which means a lot to those special clients who have the highest expectations (like military, science, technology, and aerospace industries). Why not deliver this same high level of precision to your clients who deserve the best.

In fact, Sing’s veneer door blanks, whether they are pre-skinned with wood veneer or by your favorite door building professional, are guaranteed not to warp, bend, twist, cup, or otherwise fail for 50 years.

Huge Maple Veneer Pivot Door 99 x 87 x 1.75 Looks Like Solid Wood

Warp-free Maple Veneer Pivot Door 99 x 87 x 1.75

50-Year Warp-Free Guarantee

Sing’s veneer door blank core substrates are such a massive improvement to previous veneer door building technologies he builds his veneer door substrates to last for centuries, but guarantees each one to 50 years of fail free operation, including warpage, and full structure warranty, including veneer lamination, if his company provides the veneer lamination.

“No other company could do it,” is what the biggest door manufacturers in the world say, and that’s why their doors, at least their custom big veneer doors have Sing Core inside. Just like the tallest doors in the tallest building in the United States of America at One World Trade Center, your doors could reach new heights in veneer door manufacturing backed by the only 50-year Non-warp and Structure Guarantee.

How Can I Get a Sing Veneer Door?

Admittedly, says Sing, “We don’t build doors,” as they only provide the best materials to the door companies, millworks, and high-end custom door manufacturers to build the best doors. So, if you want a Sing veneer door, all you have to do is to contact your favorite door manufacturer and tell them you want, “Sing Core inside,” your veneer door.

Then Sing and his True Flat Team will work in concert with your people to provide you with the best veneer door in the world, guaranteed for 50 years.

See also: The Secret Disclosure of Non-warping vs. Veneers Revealed

 

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Oversize Walnut Wood Veneer Sliding Door

9′ Tall, 8′ wide, super light walnut veneer door panel

At SingCore, we know that doors should come at any size with any skin finish that you desire. For this reason we make doors custom to order, based on your exact needs and wants.

This oversize walnut skinned sliding door, for example, push the edge of extremity for a typical door manufacturer. But, is well within our wheelhouse when it comes to the exacting standards of SingCore oversized architectural door panels.

Our doors are:

  • Light weight (up to three times lighter than wooden doors)
  • Stronger than steel (pound for pound)
  • Perfectly straight (guaranteed to meet or exceed AWI standards for 50 years or more)
  • Eco-friendly (heavy reliance on renewable resources)
  • Custom designed (inside and outside made to meet your exact specifications)

Walnut Door Slab

Our specialty is to produce unfinished (raw wood) slab door panels for use by millworks, contractors, architect firms, designers, and other builders in projects with demanding specifications. We provide slab panels that without any particular ornamentation or hardware, which leaves you free to apply the design of your choice to the surface, or keep the modern sleek look of slab doors.

We do provide the following services with our slab doors:

  • Light openings for glass, man doors, or other ornamentation
  • Solid wood or veneer “edge banding”
  • Interior solid wood blocking (soft or hardwood optional)
  • Trim and final dimensioning services (optional)

Perfect Flat Walnut Sliding Door Panel

Walnut Veneer Interior Doors

SingCore panels are designed to work as both interior and exterior doors without additional modification. Our panels come highly insulated with dense foam as part of the core construction. At either 3.5 R or >6 R per inch of core material, there is plenty of thermal insulation for exterior applications. Likewise, the foam provides exceptional sound dampening for indoor applications.

Walnut Front Door with Glass

When it comes to glass doors, french doors, and other amazing light opening panels, there is a reason we are called the “King” of the front door.

We can provide walnut front doors with glass of any size, shape, finish, or otherwise that you desire. Every panel we make is custom to you order and specifications.

All panels are provided raw, without finish applied, and without glass.

Prehung Walnut Doors

We do not provide prehung door panels, but our panels are ready for your installer, millwork, or contractor to finish and install hardware. The best part of our panels in their ability to fit in to any project and any style. There is no problem matching our panels to the rest of your door schedule, because they can be finished on site to match the other materials exactly.

Black Walnut Interior Doors

We provide door panels custom made with any finish. Wood veneer finishes include:

  • Walnut (Black Walnut, English Walnut, Northern California Walnut, Colombian Walnut, and more)
  • Redwood
  • Cedar (Western Red Cedar, Port Orford Cedar, and more)
  • Oak (White Oak, Red Oak, and more)
  • Fir
  • Mahogany/Teak
  • Maple
  • Cherry Wood
  • and more

If you are looking for a look, we have it.

Dark Walnut Front Door

Dark walnut front doors ooze style. We would be very happy to produce at front door of any dimension and look. All we need from you is the height, width, and door thickness. Then, let us handle the rest.

Dark Walnut Door

You may be surprised to hear that our doors are perfectly flat. But in fact they are and always will be. That is something that our company guarantees for 50 years.

When you go with dark walnut for you door, the expense of such an exclusive material means that you want to certain of. There is no reason why your door should warp or prove to be less than fully functional for the life of the building. That is why you need SingCore front and center of your construction.

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