Oak is an ideal wood for the manufacture of doors, either because of the resistance it gives to the massive ones, or because of its versatility in appearance: light tones, beautiful flower …
Oak doors are a classic of this type for several reasons. On the one hand, it is a wood of unquestionable quality, with a beautiful aspect, great resistance and good stability. On the other hand, it is a relatively abundant wood, so its price is not excessively high, at least if we compare it with other woods with similar benefits.
Oak doors can be used as interior or interior doors and also outdoors. Its light color and beautiful veins make it highly sought after for all kinds of styles. In addition to being an easy-to-work wood, all types of designs can be made.
When purchasing this type of door we can find it in different finishes. Raw, so that the desired finish is applied. It is also the cheapest way to purchase it. It is most often varnished or with some type of colorless lacquer.
Advantages of oak for door production
There are several reasons that make this wood ideal for the manufacture of various joinery elements, among which are the doors:
- Great durability and resistance. Of course we can find cheaper doors, but hardly cheaper and better. This is a long-term investment.
- Wood is a natural insulator. In addition, oak is a dense wood, thus improving its ability to insulate against cold or heat.
- From a decorative point of view, oak is a wild card. It is very difficult to find an environment where it looks bad. It also accepts finishes very well, which could facilitate the task of making “some changes”.
- Carvalho is in fashion. Just consult the floor and door manufacturers’ catalogs. For every 10 designs, 5 are oak.
- They are also excellent acoustic insulation.
Finishes and materials on oak doors
There is widespread confusion, that of confusing a solid door with a natural wooden door. It is quite possible that this confusion is due to the technical details used by DIY centers.
They refer to solid doors not only when the interior is made with the wood in question, in the case of oak, but also when they are made with any other material, for example, MDF or agglomerate, and covered with veneers or other alternatives. That is, in order for them not to be called solids, they must be hollow.
This precision must be made, as it can lead to errors for buyers. For example, a natural solid oak door is suitable for exteriors with the corresponding treatment, whereas a solid oak veneer door with chipboard interior is not.