What is a Finger Joint?
Finger Jointed Ledged Doors explained here. These doors contain a finger joint which is also known as a comb joint. This type of joint is classed as a woodworking joint – we make this by cutting a set of interlocking profiles in two pieces of wood and glue them. The cross-section of the joint resembles the interlocking of fingers between two hands, hence the name “finger joint”
The oak doors are made from lengths of timber which are too short to use on normal ledged doors. The pieces join together which are exceptionally strong, by using multiple pieces of oak actually creates a more stable door.
Finger jointed doors explained in more detail.
Finger Jointed Ledged Doors are ideal for period properties. They bring the charm and quality feel of solid oak into your home at realistic prices. The doors are a great option where you are looking to paint the door, but you still want to feel a heavy oak door.
All of our doors are handmade in our factory in Sheffield using predominantly French oak. We deal directly with sawmills in Southern Normandy, Loire Valley, and Bourgogne areas of France. This ensures we get beautiful quality oak at good prices. All the oak is correctly seasoned and kiln dried to be displayed inside the home.
We hand make each door and check them prior to dispatch. Our professional staff glue, pin, and then hydraulically press the ledges on to ensure a proper fit. This process is unique to Heritage and makes our door by far the strongest and most durable available in the UK.
PLEASE NOTE: The room set images show solid oak doors, please refer to the timber vertical images to see how the timber will look.
What sizes are the oak doors available in?
The doors are available in 4 standard widths however we do not make these doors to custom sizes. If you need a custom-sized door then you can either cut these doors down or order on of our rustic grade doors, to view our rustic grade doors please click here
2’0″ (610mm wide)
2’3″ (686mm wide)
2’6″ (762mm wide)
2’9″ (838mm wide)
All doors are 6’6″ high (1981mm)
To see more images of our range of doors – please view our facebook page, where you will see lots of room sets from our existing happy customers.
Oak is available in a large range of grades. At Heritage we offer our 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 covers a band of and so there will be variations between doors. However the following information will give you a good guide as to how your new V Groove Oak Ledged 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. There will be some colour variation between some of the pieces but these can be hidden very effectively by using a coloured finish.
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 34mm thick.
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. We prefinish the component individually, prior to assembly, as this gives the best possible coverage and protection for the door.
All of our finishes use a hardwax oil top coat, which creates a wonderfully subtle finish to the oak whilst protecting the timber. Have a look at the finish drop down box for images of how each finish looks applied to our oak. Click on each image to get a larger view.
We can finish your new V Grooved oak ledged door in a Traditional Clear hardwax oil or you can choose from one of our Shades finish or Aged oak finishes.
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 finish used is a modern 2 pack finish that results in a very hard wearing door.
The Heritage Aged range use special stains that react with the tannins to simulate the effects of the natural aging process. This normally would take decades but with these stains this process can be prompted to happen straight away.
We combine these reactive stains in a multi stage finishing process with various colouring and highlighting effects before adding a top coat of hardwax oil for protection. 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)