Discover the pros, cons, durability and cost of wood/veneer finish; an alternative to solid wood for your log home door.
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|Material: Wood/Veneer — Finish-Grade
What It Is: This is a less-expensive alternative to the solid wood door. The finish-grade versions of these doors look like wood, but they actually have a wood and insulation framework that’s wrapped with a wood veneer exterior.
The Look: Similar to that of a solid wood door, but limited to the stock styles offered by door manufacturers.
Durability: Low (the exterior may need to be refinished every two to three years, especially if exposed to the elements).
Pros: Less expensive than solid wood; readily available at home centers; well-insulated.
Cons: Typically only available in stock options, though some customization is available; can expand and contract with changes in weather; not as durable as other options.
Cost: $200 to $1,000
Pictured: Simpson Door Company’s Dorado series 6670,