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The story of our Halfling door begins a couple of months ago, with an office discussion between our staff members. We were discussing what would be our ideal door design, if money or design style were no issue. The discussion started with fairly obvious choices, with the sales team choosing some of our higher quality modern door designs. But the conversation soon changed to more custom styles and the creativity began to flow. Someone suggested using an iconic door design, such as the style used on Number 10 Downing Street, and how they would love to have such a distinguished design. Followed by the suggestion of doors from various films.
After a little more chatter we discussed the possibility of a round door to match the style of the doors from The Shire in The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies. After a little more creative development we decided that producing such a door in the workshop would indeed be possible. However to make to marketable we would need to supply the related frame and hardware with the door. So following a couple of months of discussion to finalise the details we now have a Halfling External Oak Door.
The door is manufactured in a planked style using solid pieces of European Oak timber. These are cut into the circular door shape and attached together with traditional construction methods. The interior of the door features an elaborate gothic styled 6mm ironwork, powder coated and finished to prevent a reaction with the oak timber. The ironwork is thicker (12mm) around the structural areas of the door and hinges. We supply the door and frame unfinished, ready for the woodstain or paint colour of your choice. If you require a similar door style with alterations such as additional glazing or variations in timber type or design then get in touch.
Kershaws workshop is always open to ideas and possibilities, as you can see this is certainly the most elaborate and challenging design they've ever considered building. But should you wish to create a door design that is truly unique, then contact us to find out if your dream door could become a reality.