Framed ledged and braced stable doors are a traditional option that really come into their own in summer months when the top leaf can be left open. Each leaf of the door is a full mortice and tenon frame for a superb quality long lasting door. The door is made to a full 44mm using 2 laminated sections of oak for extra strength and stability and the two leaves are rebated to fit together.
Doors are manufactured in a select grade of oak. Most boards will be clear, with the occasional small knot emphasising the solid oak construction of these doors. All of our Oak is specially kiln dried to 8-10% for use on exterior doors. Each door will come with two oak weather bars. These are supplied loose to allow you to fit on site once any final planing of the door leaves are complete.
We laminate 2 solid sections of oak for the frames, which are then hydraulically press assembled on state of the art machinery to ensure a strong long lasting door, with good stability provided by the 2 part laminated frame. Framed & ledged stable doors are available in either a bead & butt option or a V Grooved profile.
You can add different options to your new stable door, such as a glass opening or a bracing pack to add in diagonal braces. Please see the options tab for more information
All our external framed ledged and braced stable doors are handcrafted to order. The typical lead time is around 1-2 weeks. Please note: as each door is handmade to size, these doors are not returnable once manufacturing has commenced, please check your sizes carefully!
We manufacture Framed Ledged Stable Doors using a specially selected grade of oak. The oak is bought directly from a number of partner sawmill in central and northern France where the best quality slower grown oak is found.
Most boards will be clear, some may have the occasional small knot emphasising the solid oak construction of these doors. There can be some colour variation within the boards as you find in any natural raw material.
All of our Oak is specially kiln dried to 8-10% for use as an exterior door and will exhibit minimum movement in use. As with all timber its extremely important to thoroughly finished external doors as soon as they are installed to prevent rapid moisture content changes that can lead to door swelling.
Standard and Custom Sizes
Framed & Ledged external oak doors are manufactured to order to your exact size. We will make your door in any size up to 950mm x 2100mm for the same price. We can make larger doors but please call with your requirements.
All the doors are made to a standard 44mm thick using laminated oak stiles and rails. To manufacture these we laminate 2 x 22mm oak sections in house.
We strongly recommend you specify the door a few mm oversize, and plane the door on site to suit unless you are absolutely sure that the door frame is 100% square. They rarely are! Your new oak door is custom made, and cannot be returned/refunded once manufactured so please consider these measurements carefully. We will confirm them back to you once you have let us know in an order confirmation so we both have a clear understanding of the size required
Please note that your new door is hand made and will take around 2-3 weeks to manufacture.
We do not offer prefinishing on external doors as they usually require some minor planing once on site. When you receive the door it should be checked for fit, in most cases external door frames are not completely square and your new door will often require minor planing on site to fit depending on your door frame.
Once this is done then the door must be finished. We cannot overstate how important it is to properly finish timber external doors to provide satisfactory service. All timber will expand and contract as it gains and loses moisture. That's why your door can take on moisture and expand in winter weather. Thoroughly finishing the door will slow this movement to a minimum. It is extremely common to find timber doors that have not been finished properly, almost always in difficult to reach places such as underneath the door.
Even with thorough finishing often timber doors can require minor planing in the first couple of seasons. You should always follow a good maintenance programme with solid oak exterior doors, refinishing them as necessary.
Exterior doors are heavy and easily damaged in transit. Stable doors are packed one leaf ontop of another to make for a more compact less easily damaged package.
We carefully package them using a sturdy cardboard carton before shipping them with a reputable national overnight courier.