Getting Started On Your Interior Doors

Interior doors are a simple, inexpensive way that can change the entire look of your home. New interior doors can freshen a room’s decor, improve sound deadening between rooms, and create that private space for you to escape. No matter what you are trying to accomplish, be sure to stop into your local Curtis Lumber to see the large variety of door options available and speak with our expert salespeople to start your project off right!

What are the Parts of an Interior Door?

Interior doors are a combination of parts that allow the door to function in addition to increasing its strength and stability. These parts include:

Door Slab – The panel that swings or slides out of the way to permit entrance to the room. Most commonly the door slab is what you think of when you think of a door. Slabs can be manufactured in a variety of materials, textures, and styles.

Door Jamb – The frame the door sits in that holds the hinges. Door Jambs are typically made of flat wood boards and are available as stain-grade or paint grade.

Door Stop – A doorstop is the small piece of trim attached to the door jambs that the door then rests on when closed. It “stops” the door from moving any further and also covers the gap that would otherwise appear between the door and the jambs.

Hinges – Hinges are the metal pivoting hardware that attaches your door to the jamb, usually with screws. They can be made from brass, steel, iron and are available in a variety of finishes to match and complement the doorknobs. In general, hinges have a pin on which the door pivots and can be easily removed for service or a clear opening. Heavier doors may require bearings or other supports that turn easily when stressed. Usually, doors will have two or three hinges depending on the size, style, and weight of the door.

Bore – The hole drilled in a door for a knob, lever or deadbolt. Most locksets use a 2-1/8″ bore.

The easiest way to quickly replace an existing door is to use a door unit. A Door unit is a preassembled, pre-hung slab in the jambs, with the stop and hinges applied and the slab predrilled for the door hardware. Units can even be purchased with the trim (casing) already applied to make the door even easier and faster to install.

Curtis Lumber Door Manufacturing Shop

Curtis Lumber is the place to shop for complete door units because we manufacture them in our own door shop to your specifications. Whether you need 1 or 100 doors, Curtis Lumber can manufacture your doors quickly, efficiently, and deliver them to you with less handling than the competition. You can be assured that your doors will arrive at your home ready to install.

We control the quality locally so we can maintain a higher standard than the competition and react to your problems much faster. Whether you need a unit, slab, or parts, there is simply no better place to shop for interior doors than Curtis Lumber.