At Doorsan we have a door model called the Saltbox. This is an unfinished oak interior door. It is a traditional style door with six panels and it is part of our custom door collection, allowing you maximum flexibility on dimensions. The Saltbox is available as a standard door or a fire door and the solid style veneer is a popular choice for anyone that wants to maintain a traditional look while contending with non standard dimensions. Given that this is an unfinished oak door, you will need to consider the look you wish to achieve and apply the appropriate finish, such as stain or varnish. This door works well with Oak flooring and country kitchens.
So, where does this unusual name Saltbox come from? A saltbox is a style of colonial house typically found in New England. It is a timber-framed construction featuring one storey at the front and two storeys at the back. A saltbox features a large chimney in the centre of the roof. This distinctive appearance is claimed to reflect the traditional wooden containers used for salt giving the house its name. While there are some variations on the theme, all the examples I have seen feature an asymmetrical appearance.
While this style of house is mainly associated with the United States, it is interesting to note that there is a painting by John Constable called Hampstead Heath, with the House Called ‘The Salt Box’. I assume this was a local reference at the time as the Salt Box house is not a key part of the painting and it is difficult to identify any discernible features.
If you are looking for a traditional six panel door with non standard dimensions then please take a look at the Doorsan website. Simply enter “Saltbox” into the search and you will find the door along with the various size options.