Bead & Butt Oak ledge doors are a classic for period properties. They are found in all styles of homes from country cottages to barn conversions. Bead & Butt doors use specially profiled verticals to create a moulded feature that adds interest and style to your new oak ledged doors
We can easily make custom-sized doors to suit all your needs. You can choose the timber grade, different styles from a plain door, to doors with a bracing pack, glass openings and all the accessories, we can even pre-finish these for you if you prefer.
The grades available are Rustic, Select Rustic and Prime Grade. Each one is dependent on knots and character. Prime is our highest quality grade, with minimal thumb-size knots. The rustic grade is our most cost-effective door. It is perfect for older properties that want to reflect more traditional and hand made doors. Select rustic is a good ‘in-between’ option!
If Bead & Butt is not your style, we also offer a V Grooved option.
We handmake all of our doors in our factory in Sheffield using predominantly French oak sourced directly from the sawmills in Southern Normandy, Loire Valley and Bourgogne areas of France. Our production staff construct the doors by gluing and pinning the ledges then hydraulically pressing them.
Heritage offers its oak ledged doors in 3 grades, which determines how much character and knots you will receive in your door. Have a browse through the information below and the various grade images to get a feel for what each of the grades can look like. Remember that each grade represents a band and so there will be variations between doors, however the following information should help you to understand what your new door will look like.
Rustic Grade Oak
Rustic oak doors are designed to match the style of timber that would have been used in period to make this style of door. We keep all of the character that you will find in rustic oak, from colour variation to minor splits and large knots. Anything that is a larger feature we will fill for you, however by default we leave the door unfilled to retain all of its natural charm. This timber grade will not be for everyone, but if you are looking for something as original as it gets then this is the one to choose
Note: On rustic doors we manufacture the ledges using finger jointed lengths of solid oak. This helps to produce good quality ledges in the most cost effective manner.
Select Rustic Grade Oak
Select rustic ledged doors take all the great features of our rustic ledged doors doors but significantly upgrade the timber used. These are by far the most popular doors as they offer a great balance with enough knots and features to create a rustic cottage feel but without the large features found in our rustic doors. Where we find a knot that shows daylight, we will use filler, but this is generally a small area only.
Prime Grade Oak
With the prime grade, we take this one step further. Prime timber is carefully selected out to create a much cleaner looking door, which works well in a contemporary setting. We look for timber which has minimal knots which allows the visual focus to be on the grain pattern.
Prime oak ledged doors also work wonderfully well with some of our wide range of finishes.
Standard and Custom Sizes
These oak doors are available in the following sizes: -
2'0'' x 6'6''/610mm x 1981mm
2'3'' x 6'6''/686mm x 1981mm
2'6'' x 6'6''/762mm x 1981mm
2'9'' x 6'6''/838mm x 1981mm
All the doors are made to a standard 40mm thick.
We can also make these oak doors in custom sizes should you require this service. Once you have select either oversized or undersized on the drop down option, you can give us the sizes you require in the basket.
Custom Undersize - Doors under 2'9'' x 6'6'' in BOTH dimensions
Custom Oversize - Doors over 2'9'' x 6'6'' in EITHER dimension.
Note: We'll make oversized doors for the quoted price up to a maximum size of 2100 x 950. If you need something even larger than that, please give our sales team a call and we'll quote accordingly
Please note that custom doors will take around a week to manufacture.
We can also pre-finish your door for you if you prefer. If you select this option, we will hand apply the finish of your choice from our wide range. All of our finishes use a hardwax oil top coat, which creates a wonderful subtle finish to the oak whilst protecting the timber. We can finish your new Framed Ledged door in a Traditional Clear hardwax oil or you can choose from one of our Shades finish or Aged oak finishes.
Please note that a prefinished door is considered a customised door and cannot be returned. If you are unsure about the finish you prefer then we recommend ordering a sample or ordering your door unfinished for on site finishing.
If you select this option we will prefinish your new door in a clear hardwax satin oil. These modern finishes are manufactured using a mixture of natural oils and waxes and help to bring out the natural beauty of the oak
The Heritage shades range uses the latest finishes and techniques to create a variety of colours and styles to suit every home. Shades takes the natural beauty and variation of oak and tailors it to a number of highly individual styles so that there is a choice that will match whatever decor and look you are creating with your home project.
The Heritage Aged range use special stains that react with the tannins, this process can be prompted to happen straight away. We combine these reactive stains in a multi stage finishing process with various coloruing and highlighting effects before adding a top coat of hardwax oil and the results are truly stunning.
Doors are carefully packaged before being shipped with a national courier.
For smaller orders, each door is wrapped in a sturdy cardboard carton and shipped individually. Larger orders (typically 12-15 doors+ will be palletised)