Wooden doors and windows are a major contributor to the upmarket look that many consumers want from a space. Unlike wood used in interior applications, wood used for doors and windows needs to meet very demanding climatic conditions. Canadian wood species are ideal for solid wood and flush doors in addition to doorframes and architraves. Intricately carved Canadian wooden doors can be produced by hand or router using various wood species.
Lower density values compared to most hardwoods make the following recommended species easy to face laminate, edge glue and/or finger join to make large or small cross-sectional Canadian wooden window and door elements.
Excellent strength, workability, screw & nail holding properties and the ability to take on multiple stains, paints and finishes make this species ideal for solid wood doors and windows.
With a short, tight grain and excellent strength-to-weight ratio Western Hemlock is a popular species for making doors and windows. It has excellent machining properties making this wood a great choice for a wide range of contemporary designs. Western Hemlock is recommended for solid doors and door frames.
Due to its durability, Yellow Cedar is often used for shingles, posts, poles, marine pilings, small boat hulls, oars and paddles, water and chemical tanks, exterior doors and door jambs, window frames and window boxes. Structural grades are commonly used for exterior applications such as bridges, decking, stairs and for landscaping.