Wood Exterior Front Doors

Wood exterior doors are more attractive and stylish compared to metal doors, which may seem bland and industrial. However, whenever you replace or upgrade your exterior door, you will have to choose a type of wood. To make this choice easier, we will discuss some of the best kinds of woods for your front door. This will help you select a material that is able to withstand the test of time and save you money in the long-run. Specifically when you are browsing for a mahogany door, consider these labels:

  • Swietenia macrophylla
  • Genuine mahogany
  • Khaya ivorensis

A majority of home owners put in plenty of effort and time in order to keep their houses in prime condition. Like others, you also clean and renovate your interior on a frequent basis. Many home owners go for a fresh coat of paint to spruce up their homes every other year.

However, the sun, weather, and various other elements usually work against our best efforts. For instance, excessive humidity or an extremely wet spring is likely to warp or damage your front wood door, or your front door may crack due to regular wear and tear. Irrespective of the reason, your front door will need to be replaced.

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brown solid single wood front entry door with sidelights

Mahogany

Mahogany is an excellent material for your front door. According to experts, it is the best type of wood. Its hardness and thickness make it very durable and resilient. In addition, mahogany is a stable material that can resist decay and rot. This makes it an ideal choice, especially for people who live in an extremely wet or humid climate.

Unfortunately, plenty of red-brown woods are often falsely labeled as mahogany by unscrupulous vendors. So, you need to be careful. 

This type of wood is usually produced in regions such as Brazil, Honduras, Dominican Republic, West Africa and Belize. You should know that American mahogany or mahogany that is produced in South and Latin America is often the most robust among different mahogany species.

side of a house with an exterior door

Oak

Oak trees are abundant in the northern hemisphere and produce very stable wood. Oak has high levels of tannin, making it both fungus-resistant and insect-resistant. Oak has been used since the tenth century to construct Viking long ships as this wood is also waterproof.

The wood comes in different varieties, such as red oak, cork oak and white oak. For your front door, choose the kind of oak that is able to withstand the specific elements in your region. For instance, white oak tends to repel water well because of its compact cell structure. On the other hand, red oak has open capillaries; so, if it is not treated with suitable preservatives it will soak up moisture quite easily.

Another benefit of oak is that it stains very well; therefore, if you would like to recolor the front door, this material is the most appropriate option for you.

rustic style exterior front door on side of a house

Cherry

Cherry is a hardwood and can range from light red brown to rich red in color. In addition, the wood tends to darken with time, particularly when it is exposed to the sun. Cherry wood has fine grains and a smooth texture, making it easier to stain.

At times, cherry wood even has blonde streaks within it; this is a special feature that makes it an extremely unique and attractive material for front doors. Therefore, if you are looking to upgrade or replace your home's front door, cherry is a dependable choice.

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