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Made in the USA

Sing Core is committed to our strict US made pledge.

All Sing Core products are made in the USA using locally-sourced materials using sustainably honorable low energy creation processes with very little waste, and no toxic chemicals or manufacturing methods.

Many architects, designers and builders are also committed to doing their best to buy American seeking what is made in the usa.
In a time when many of the components that we use in construction and manufacturing in the Unites States are imported from offshore sources due simply to the reduced cost.

For instance, in the United States the average manufacturing job hourly rate of pay is $34.74, in comparison to China’s $1.36 per hour and even less in India (according to the BLS) making it extremely difficult not to be seduced by offshore’s cheaper materials.

According to Sing Core inventor, Peter Sing, “It is difficult to compete with imports, but we know that people want high quality and something that will last for lifetimes; not like disposable cheap imports.” Yet, many Sing Core products are actually exported outside the USA.

Given a choice between a product made in the U.S. and an identical one made abroad, 78 percent of Americans would rather buy the American product, according to a new nationally representative survey by the Consumer Reports National Research Center.

In these tough economic times, Americans are starting to join the Made in the USA movement. American businesses and the US citizenry are making it a point to demand American made products and materials.

“We are committed to bringing pride back to the phrase, ‘Made in America’,” says Sing. There was a time when ‘American made’ was synonymous with high quality, “and we’re putting America back to work, starting right here…” and empowering other Americans to join our growing number of crowdsourcing manufacturers.

We are seeing a grass roots revolution in American made manufacturing. As jobs are on the decline, we are seeing individuals with basic woodworking skills and craftsmen taking charge of their economic destinies by birthing bootstrap operations. “We’re helping people start their own manufacturing facilities at home,” and all you need is as little room as a single car garage to start.

There is a huge movement to manufacture green, sustainable building materials and products locally.

Imagine being able to get locally made building products or furniture with Sing Core as the base, making your American Made end products not only Made in the USA, but also green and sustainable, making the world a better place.

Sing Core has created a ripple effect that affects the local economy and grows to affect the national economy as they create jobs including supporting local drivers, shipping and packaging companies, as well as helping craftspeople replace lost income due to downsizing, or our declining fiscal outlook.

In a time when just one full-time income-earning American supports five other jobs in the United States, Sing Core is recycling an economic impact through our economy and creating more jobs for Americans

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Custom Door Window Glass Openings

Applications -> Building Components -> Doors -> Custom Door Lites

CUSTOM WINDOW CUT-OUTS – ANY SIZE – ANY SHAPE

for door professionals  and  manufacturers

Introducing the new, “American,” French door.

Say, “Au revoir,” to the traditional French door that limits your design options, and say, “Hello,” to the new Americanized Sing door that is nearly limitless in your creative design possibilities.

The Sing American door is basically a Sing Panel (that can be any size) custom cut for your window lights (without compromising the strength) to achieve your desired results, and can even be used to duplicate the exact appearance of any other door (and have been used in antique restorations).

The beauty of the traditional French door feature is in the greater light presence due to greater glass insertion and represents the status of traditional values. But, as you know, if you have shopped for French doors, you are limited to few options as to the placement and size of your light openings for glass.

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Compare Sing American Door solid one-piece design (left) to traditional 13-piece frame (right).

Up ‘til now, the only option for you, if you wanted an extraordinary French door, was to hire a high-end custom door craftsman or millwork to make your custom door to your specifications, even extremely big doors.

1 STRENGTH

Each Sing American Door features a one-piece Sing Panel construction with window light openings cut to your specifications, then install the glass. Traditional French doors are based on stile and rail design, which makes the door weak at the four connection points and all the joints in between the glass are the weakest points of your door.

2 SIMPLIFIED DOOR MANUFACTURE

The unique one-piece Sing American Door uses patented Sing Core as the foundation of the process in contrast to conventional French glass door construction which is solid wood, stile and rail or features a sandwich panel design with foam, wood based, paper or hollow core which does not have the strength of Sing Core (one kick will delaminate other cores and they will warp, while kicking a Sing door will break your leg and can be warp-free). See core comparison used in door and many other industries.

3 COST EFFECTIVE

Custom high end doors or even regular import panel doors and French doors are created laboriously via craftsman-like intense processes. Alternatively Sing American Door require a fraction of the labor cost. You could pass these savings on to your customer or have a better profit margin by promoting high quality, long lasting true flat doors made in the USA.

4 SAFETY

Sing American Doors are lightweight. It is safer for families that have children (with precious fingers and toes). Another safety concern is due to the possible risk of injury or breakage due to kicking glass at the bottom of the door. Many designers are looking for options of reducing the glass exposure at the bottom of the door without compromising the overall appearance.

5 BE CREATIVE

Enter the Sing American Door, the door inspired by the traditional French door but allows you to have complete control of the design process. The Sing American Door is our most popular of all the Sing Doors that we manufacture.

There are many other reasons (below) that explain the advantages of Sing American Doors vs. other conventionally manufactured doors.

 

Sing American Door French Door
New Technology x
True Flat x
Lightweight x
High Strength x
Insulated x
Sound Deadening x
Any Size x
1-piece Construction x
Custom Glass Light x
Any Shape x
Any Thickness x
Any Surface Material x
Easy Glass Install x
Fast Turnaround x
Eco-friendly x

A new technology for manufacturing doors – especially doors with glass – is used by all major high end millwork professionals and some leading edge door manufacturers. It starts with a patented Sing Core flush door, then cut window openings in any shape or size without compromising the strength of the door.

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Embrace your creativity and let your imagination run wild!

Now you can sing with us and have your own Sing American Door customized to have glass openings custom cut to your specifications.

We see so many different and unique custom requests and styles that are unrestricted. We love enabling our clients to make their custom door dreams come true and so enjoy this creative process.

Plus, Sing American Doors have the super-strong benefits of being a solid structure without any weak connecting points to compromise your door and are resistant to warp, twist and rot over time, designed and constructed for lifetimes of maintenance-free enjoyment.

Eco-friendly Sing Doors are manufactured with our true green patented process using 92% less precious raw materials, with much less labor, energy expended and waste than any other door.

Sing American Doors come to you ready to install the glass and finishing by your door installer, or we can have the door finished for you.

For optimal strength and resilience we suggest that you keep your window light opening locations within a 7 inch door perimeter, and you enjoy extra safety and security due to having an elegant solid door without weak spots that is fully customized by you.

The Sing American Door Secret

The secret is in the strength of patented Sing Core (click here to see Sing Core vs. other cores) that is 4-to-5 times the strength of aluminum honeycomb core used in the aviation industry. The superior compression strength (can be 700 PSI or more) and built-in insulation makes the Sing Panel the most high-performance door. Sing Core is 20-to-60 times stronger than the foam core found inside foam-core doors. A regular foam-core door is not strong enough to cut and support glass installation without reinforcement.

Doors made of Sing Core provide the possibilities of adding more trim and molding or the highest rating(s) for fire proof, bullet proof or sound deadening to build specialty doors with a designer look.

handcrafted-true-flat-high-end-eco-friendly-french-door-lightweight-high-strength-singHigh-end Sing Doors

We make the most exclusive, precision high-performance door for our most exclusive clients. To achieve these spectacular results each door is custom crafted by hand. The Sing American Door is the economical alternative allowing you to duplicate the results of the custom handcrafted Sing door, saving you $1,000 or more on each door.

Sing American Doors are proudly made in the USA for you.

Any Surface Material

While French doors or doors with windows are normally considered to be wood or wood grain finished, with your Sing American Door, you can specify what material your door is made of, like aluminum, ceramic, concrete, glass, fiberglass, metals, plastics, steel, even fire-resistant mag-board and bulletproof Kevlar. So whether you are looking for an interior door with glass or an exterior door with glass, even a steel entry door with glass or any other type 1 metal door with glass, you can be certain that your door with glass insert will outperform any other door with glass insert and method. When you care to have the best interior door with glass insert, your Sing American Door with glass panels is guaranteed to be the best affordable solution.

What is a French Door?

A French door is a door style consisting of a frame around one or more transparent and/or translucent panels (called lights or lites) that may be installed singly, in matching pairs, or even as series. A matching pair of these doors is called a French window as it resembles a door-height casement window. When a pair of French doors is used as a French window, the application does not generally include a central mullion (as do some casement window pairs), thus allowing a wider unobstructed opening. The slender window joinery maximizes light into the room and minimizes the visual impact of the doorway joinery when considered externally. Often, the doors of a French window open outward onto a balcony, porch, or terrace and they may provide an entrance to a garden. (Wikipedia.)

You, our client, your dreams and desires are our priority. Let us help you achieve your American dream with your Sing American Door.

General Specifications

architectural-door-specs-illustration-torsion-box-coreStandard Sing Core doors are manufactured with patented Sing Core material as the base interior substrate of the door. The Sing Core substrate material is created using a vertical grain natural wood torsion box design while the traditionally empty voids are filled wall to wall with recycled foam. The foam material is available in various forms depending on your specification. The default is EPS foam. Natural wood lock blocks are positioned at locations as necessary for locking mechanism placement or as anchor points. The core material is wood framed by 1 ¾ “ natural wood for finishing strength and attaching hardware. The torsion box is completed by adhering an exterior material (skin) according to your specifications. The default is a wood-grain (Luan) material. Bonding agent used in adhesion of the entire composite material is formaldehyde-free.

Click here for tips on How to Create the Right Sing Panel for your specific project.

Every Sing Core manufactured door is unfinished (unless specified otherwise) and is guaranteed for 10 years for structural integrity.

Detailed Specifications:

Scope: Subject to local building codes, the standard Sing Core door is intended for use in:

  • Single family dwelling interior applications
  • Multifamily dwelling, low-rise professional office, library and low-rise motel interior applications
  • Lighter use industrial building and factory, hotel and retail sales building interior applications

Product Description: 1 ¾” side-hinged door panel manufactured by Sing Core

  • Door component includes paint-grade door panel only

Door Panel Materials: Sing Core doors are manufactured using Eco-friendly cold-press process. Composite materials include:

  • 5x10-lockblock-2-sideSing Core vertical wood-grain torsion substrate filled with recycled EPS foam
  • Core material is framed with wood stiles and rails
  • Facings are wood veneer (Luan)
  • Formaldehyde-free bonding agent is used for adhesion of all components

Interior Blocking: Solid wood implants are inserted as lock blocks or anchor points.

Delivery: Reasonable care is taken to ensure safe transportation of your Sing Core door from factory to your location including proper crating to protect the natural beauty of your door during transport.

Storage and Protection: Store your Sing Core door in an upright position and allow to acclimate to room temperature following shipment receipt or prior to finishing or installation.

Preparation: Per manufacturer’s specifications, ensure that door frame openings are constructed plumb, true and level prior to installation. Select fasteners of adequate type, number and quality to assure proper function.

Installation: Installer shall be specialized in the installation of the type of work that is associated with the project and will comply with manufacturer’s installation policies and procedures to ensure proper end use.

  • Verify that hinging and latching assemblies operate freely and correctly

Finishing: The finishing of the Sing Core standard door is the responsibility of the client due to the product being delivered in paint-grade quality unless specified otherwise in writing. Any sealing must be in accordance with manufacturer’s specifications to protect against a variety of environmental conditions as necessary.

  • Seal all 6 surfaces with two coat minimum on operable panel(s)
  • Finishing or re-finishing must be completed following acclimatization and installed within 7 days
  • Avoid finishing after rain (or damp) or during periods of higher than average humidity
  • At least once a year, conduct periodic inspections of coating to ensure no door components are exposed
  • Reseal the surface as necessary

Machining: Sing Core doors are easy to work with in the millwork shop for CNC machining or on-site for finishing, sawing, sanding, cutting and fastening. No specialized skills or equipment is necessary, other than standard woodworking tools. Treat Sing Core doors just like you would any other standard door blank.

Strength Performance: Patented Sing Core has an unsurpassed strength as compared to other lightweight substrate materials tested at 660 PSI (based on 2″ x 2″ grids and 3/4″ thick) for superior structural integrity and is resistant to warp, twist and crack when compared to other materials.

Light Weight Performance: Sing Core weighs much less than other traditional building materials, as much as 50% less; or more, as little as 4 lbs. per sq. ft. yet sustainable and true green technology.

Insulation Performance: Standard Sing Core doors feature built-in insulation value with an R3 (can be upgraded to to R6.5 or more) rating per inch, depending on architect’s specifications.

Acoustical Performance: Sing Core standard doors have a natural sound-deadening quality for noise control. Standard sound transmission class (STC) is 30*. Additional noise control specifications can be met at the behest of the customer or designer and must be noted in advance.

Eco-friendly: Sing Core is manufactured using natural wood fibers, no formaldehyde, or toxic chemicals, is created using less energy than any other core material with little or no waste. The structure of Sing Core is 100% renewable (nature-grown) clean fiber and/or recycled material.

Warranty: Sing Core manufactured doors are structurally guaranteed for 10 years under normal conditions.

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Door Specifications

Door Width
Rough Opening Width
Rough Opening Height 6/8
2/0 (Single) 26″ 82-1/2″
2/4 (Single) 30″ 82-1/2″
2/6 (Single) 32″ 82-1/2″
2/8 (Single) 34″ 82-1/2″
3/0 (Single) 38″ 82-1/2″
4/0 (Double) *50″ 82-1/2″
4/8 (Double) *58″ 82-1/2″
5/0 (Double) *62″ 82-1/2″
5/4 (Double) *66″ 82-1/2″
6/0 (Doulble) *74″ 82-1/2″

See also: Door Technical Information

How to Order

Simply determine the dimensions of the door you have in mind, the height, the width and the thickness. Then determine

  • The external skin material
  • Any internal implants required and their locations
  • Any performance specifications desired

Now, you’re ready for our easy ordering process, using our online price quote.

How to BuyMetal Composite Sing Core panels are true straight, light and strong.

To order Sing Doors w/glass openings submit an order form either by email, info@singhome.com, or print and fax it to: 360.495.4585. We’ll provide a quote within one business day. If you have questions, please contact us.

Easy Ordering

All we need to know is the length, width, thickness and what you desire on the exterior, and your custom specialty panels are made to order. Getting a quote for your specialty product, is easy, thanks to our simple online order system.

Bulk Discounts

If you’re looking for a bargain price, remember, the more you order, the less expensive your total order will be per piece. Quantity and wholesale inquiries are encouraged. Feel free to contact us for more information. Click here for Closeout specials.

Fast turnaround: In you’re in a rush, only Sing Core can be custom made within 24 hours and is proudly manufactured for you in the USA.

Fast delivery: Any thickness and almost any length, less than 5 ft wide, can be made with in 48 hours if it is rush order.

SINGCORE Door with wndow light openings are easy to order. You may choose from our stock panels or order custom sized panels. Our price is based on the length, width, thickness, and quantity. Submit a Work Order by fax or email, and we will give you a quote within one business day. If you have a tight budget, give us a call, we might have an alternative solution tailored to your needs.

 

* Note: STC rating varies according to size, thickness, skin, and other factors. Sing Core does not rate doors, although we are fortunate enough to have one of the best sound testing labs in the world, here in the Pacific Northwest. If you require a specific STC rating, Sing Core can build a door to your architectural specifications and have the resulting door tested at our rating facility for an official rating.

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With Our Free Consultation, Professional Sliding Doors are Guaranteed Not to Warp for 50 Years!

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True Flat Challenge

We do not sell finished doors, but provide door planks to door industries and mill workers with patented Sing Core panels to build the most true flat, insulated premium doors in the world guaranteed. Warping is a challenge for high-end door makers. However, premium Sing Doors are highly insulated doors that will NOT warp, bend or twist.

Premium Sing Doors made of patented Sing Core materials and special skin are the only Eco-friendly, lightweight, high-strength, insulated doors that are true flat and will stay true flat for 50 years guaranteed (with our free consultation and an additional cost) regardless of application or size.

True Flat Guarantee premium certified true flatPremium Sing doors will remain true flat even if they are garage doors, panel doors, sliding doors, carriage doors, or oversized large doors! Premium Sing furniture, such as conference tables, will also remain true flat. Our guarantee means you do not have to be afraid of warping, bending, twisting or expensive maintenance.

The secret is our patented Sing Panels combined with appropriate skin (even wood), length, thickness and knowledge of years of experience in handling thousands of over-sized, challenging doors (for example see our Warehouse door). See our coast-to-coast clients list.

Patented Sing Core panels are about 15% the weight of particleboard, pound per pound stronger than steel and cost less, but more dimensionally stable than any wood core, a great advantage in your factor-in shipping costs. This technology has endless applications. Click here to see how: Door News Archivetrue-flat-doors-in-quantity-fast-delivery-coast-to-coast-compare

Note: Only certified-premium (with free consultation) true flat Sing Doors qualify for our 50-year guarantee. For other true flat doors, we may be able to make them more flat than the industry standard by adding more thickness and strong skin with a proper Sing core in order to build a true straight but less costly door plank.

\ See more at: http://singcore.com/education/true-flat-guarantee-and-limited-lifetime-warranty Sing Panels are changing the way doors are made.

Any type, style or appearance of any door with any shape, size or number of window-light openings, CNC cut-outs to offset the high labor cost of traditional style and rail doors. One more reason that Sing doors are making record sales.

You can Google search our lightweight, high strength, true flat door to see our expertise: Google Images For guarantee language see: http://singcore.com/?s=true+flat+guarantee

New and Improved Large Sing Doors

Our most recent developments include our highest performance large door solutions yet. Take for instance our most precision lightest weight and highest strength large wood pivot door that is not only true flat but guaranteed to stay flat without warping, bending or twisting for 50 years! 12 ft x 10 ft wood pivot door lightweight high strength non warping 50 year guarantee

This large wood pivot door is 10 ft. x 12 ft. and perfectly flat. Now, wood is normally a problem for any door, especially a large door, but used in conjunction with Sing Core door technology, we have taken large pivot door technology to a whole new level.

 

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Lightweight Green Patented Plywood Export to Asia

Monday, July 18, 2013    For Immediate Release

The first container of green patented plywood exported to Asia is the start of something new. Inventor, Peter Sing from McCleary, Washington, invites Americans to join his grass roots eco-revolution.

 

This might be the first container of a new, lightweight plywood manufactured in the United States of America’s Pacific Northwest exported and received in Bangkok, Thailand.

In a world where little is exported to Asia, especially in the way of wood products, like manufactured plywood because the end product can be manufactured more inexpensively outside the USA, it is interesting that one American company would find an open market in Asia.

SingCore-above-Bangkok-ThailandWhy would Asia import this particular product from the United States?

These finished panels are extremely unique and meet increasing demand for new manufacturing standards being adopted overseas and are now seeing the light of day in America.

The first concern is that the construction industry is seeking more eco-friendly, sustainable solutions for building projects.

In this case, one of the tallest buildings in Bangkok was seeking to find a solution that met the biologically sound agenda with superior strength. The solution to the problems faced by the Thai engineers was discovered using a simple Google search for “lightweight panel” solving not only the ecologically friendly problem, but was also extremely lightweight, super-strong and has a longer lifespan than similar plywood-type products.

The patented Sing Core honeycomb panels were manufactured under the guidelines and supervision of inventor, Peter Sing in McCleary, Washington, who also holds the patent on the Sing Core technology.

According to Inventor Sing, “Sing Core honeycomb panels are lighter weight than paper-core products; stronger than any material including titanium with the same size honeycomb grid for maximum compression; made using less energy and raw materials and less waste than any other similar materials; are manufactured from natural and recycled materials that are renewable and earth friendly… plus,” says Sing, “In a society that has become accustomed to most everything being inexpensive and disposable, we provide Sing Core as a solution that will last for centuries.”

While Asia has been accused recently of dumping plywood solutions (providing under cost in order to decimate the market) to the Americas, resulting in a mandatory 25% duty to offset their economic impact on domestic products, the American-made Sing Core solution is launching a grass roots revolution to return pride to the United States, while providing local jobs, supporting local communities and economies while reducing the greenhouse effect at home.

The unconventional strength is achieved by Sing’s patented design utilizing a vertical-grain wood honeycomb filled with a foam core, that when sandwiched between two laminates is 10-times the strength of traditional plywood solutions, maintaining straightness or flatness over a large span of material.

Sing-Core-Long-Carry-Bangkok-ThailandThis project represents less than a tenth of one percent of the solutions that Sing Core technology provides. Peter Sing says, “Sing Core can be used in thousands of applications from furniture manufacture to huge structural challenges. One practical application that we are known for in the USA is for large doors, because ours are so lightweight, stronger and more eco-friendly than anything pound-for-pound and maintain their integrity while lasting hundreds of years.

“We supply to the companies that build products for the President, Statesmen, Prime Ministers, Kings and the Pope, because,” Says Sing, “This is the only eco-friendly solution that solves all the problems of oversize integrity, strength, lightweight and will pass the test of time.” Although high-end clients are currently using this technology, Sing says he wants to bring it to every household stateside; then he plans to take his invention to the rest of the world.

Sing core is an improvement over existing wood components due to its use of less than 10% wood product with the grain perpendicular to the surface of each panel to form the honeycomb matrix sandwiched between two skins of any desired material; it is this design problem/solution that led to the development of his invention which Mr. Sing expects to be a common household name used to describe a new level of quality standard in manufactured products.

Sing Core technology can be applied to nearly any building material including (but not limited to) concrete, metals, fiberglass, plastics, even bulletproof skins can be used, like Kevlar.

Inventor, Peter Sings, wants to take his patented technology to the streets in a grass roots revolution to support working class America, as well as manufacturing facilities across the United States via his virtual training facility, “Lightweight University.” The intricacies and possibilities of Sing’s patented innovations can be shared on an equal platform by participating Americans, whom Sing regards as “consultants” rather than students.

The University is open to all Americans who want to help us build a more sustainable future while shoring up local economies. He says, “Of course the University is open to the manufacturers that we work with, but they are large corporations. My goal is to put this technology into the hands of the people, to put them to work so that they can support their families while making the world a better place.” In making his program available to, “everyone,” he is offering scholarships to those who might need a helping hand in embracing these technological advancements.

one-man-beam-carrySing explains, “I want to help the one-man operations, mom-and-pop shops and small businesses get back on a profitable track in life and help them achieve a better bottom line by producing products that are superior quality, at a lower base cost than conventional materials, including, scholarships, grants and subsidies for Sing Core for low-end solutions enabling them to compete with lower-quality inexpensive import products.”

What does it take to start up a Sing Core manufacturing facility? Peter Sing answers, “It’s easier than you think. We show you how to set up your manufacturing facility in less space than a single car garage, how to make your own Sing Press with our materials; and we even supply our students with Sing Core at their location on consignment. That means they only pay for the product that they use, as they use it, on demand.”

And it takes less time to learn this new green technology than you might think. Sing explains, “There is no need to go to school for four years to get a job. I can show you how to do this in two weeks, and I will even give you the material that you need to get started.”

 

For more information, visit: http://www.singcore.com and/or http://www.lightweightuniversity.com respectively.

Contact: Peter Sing

Sing Core

P.O. Box 1691, McCleary, WA  98557

info@singhome.com

360-495-3577