Give your home the humbling, yet astonishing ambiance of the Kekkai, the Kyoto code, by using horizontal wood staves.

What is Kekkai?

The Japanese principles of Kekkai are very simple. A Kekkai is a boundary comprised of a simple, often vague, line or sign indicating a place of no entry. In Japan, Kekkai can be anything, but commonly used objects for creating this boundary can be a piece of bamboo, pile of salt, a rock, a gate, or even mountains are considered Kekkai. The vagueness gives everyone an opportunity to interpret the exact meaning behind a Kekkai. Usually it is a boundary, but it can also be used to show respect. The use of Kekkai in this way indicates your position and how others should behave in the given area. They are used to convey a symbol of respect between all things, living or not. Kekkai embodies the “spirit of consideration” for those who use them and those who are aware of them.

Ninety percent of our customers who choose to have a wood stave skin on their door/panel prefer the horizontal wood stave instead of the vertical wood stave. Wood staves are a beneficial choice when choosing a skin for a door/panel. What are wood staves?  A stave is a narrow length of wood, in our case usually 6 in., that runs the span of the piece. They are aligned on the edges to leave no gaps. A stave traditionally forms the sides of barrels and is now a great material to use for your next DIY project. Stave lumber cores are assembled using blocks or strips of wood that are from the same species. Wood staves usually have a thickness of 0.125 in. while veneer is only 0.020 in. thick. Wood staves are 16% thicker than a standard veneer skin. This may seem small and insignificant but it makes the door/panel much easier to repair. The engineered construction of our interior doors utilizes fused, solid wood pieces that are laminated to create a solid wood stave face. Wood staves can be used on any door; including but not limited to: pivot doors, sliding doors, even standard hinge doors. Wood staves are offered in a wide array of species of wood, including mahogany, which is a beautiful species for a door. There are too many types of wood to list, but if you can think of it, then we can do it!  Our selections includes domestic and foreign hard wood lumber and softwood lumber. Our wood stave selection cannot be matched! Solid wood doors tend to warp, which is why most doors should use Sing Core. Solid wood doors tend to warp, so choose Sing Core for your non-warping needs. Sing Core carefully engineers doors to withstand the test of time. We create the strongest, lightest, and most eco friendly doors for a fraction of the cost you’ll see anywhere else. Our doors all come with a 50 year guarantee that they will remain this way. Think of Sing Core the next time you need a core for your door. At Sing Core we use only the highest quality wood for any commercial or residential applications you need.