At Doorsan Ltd we offer a massive range of door styles all with very distinctive styling, available in various timbers and suitable for a range of properties. It’s amazing how varied the styles are and when recently making a list of specific doors I got to thinking about the names and why they were chosen for each particular door.
Many of our timber doors are given names by the international manufacturers we use. Increasingly we are choosing styles from a specialist company who produce particularly high quality doors. This company often give rather unique names to their products, which adds a fun element to choosing a door.
[caption id="attachment_3560" align="alignright" width="300"] Circa 1672 Nehemiah Royce House Wallingford, © Daderot via Wikipedia[/caption]
For example: The Custom Saltbox Door in both Pine and Oak is a Classic Colonial 6 panel style door. I hadn’t heard of a Saltbox but now know that it’s a name for a timber house, originated in New England and is an example of American Colonial Style Architecture. One theory says that due to a taxation law at the time of Queen Anne that some taxes related to how many floors a building had and this building style became popular as the rear of the roof descended to the height of a single story building allowing it tax exemption. Though realistically, it is more likely that the Saltbox shape came about as single story extensions were added as families extended and was therefore an economical way to enlarge the property.
Some of our contemporary door styles have continental names as they are manufactured in Europe with names such as Berlin, Cognac, and Granada. You will find that many of our external doors have English names, which relate well their traditional styling such as York, Windermere, Westminster and Salisbury to name just a few.
Many merchandise these days just a have a product number and for practical reasons our products have codes but I always feel that the lovely names our products have help to give a personality to the doors we supply.