Custom Teak Doors with Carving
The-Wood® Studio
Chiang Mai  Thailand
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Project: Nittaya-Chiang Mai Thailand
Arched Double Door ● Grape Carving Design

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THE PROJECT: Custom Arched Double Door

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  Description:   Custom Arched Double Door  
  Carving Number:   DOORASI120 (full grape design)  
  Door Type:   Double Arched  
  Wood Type:   Golden Teak grade “A” (Tectona Grandis Linn)  
  Carving Location:   Both sides of the Door  
  Rough Opening:   62" wide X 82.5" high  
  Door Units:   one (1) set of double door  
  Door Thickness:   1 3/8 inch (35 mm) US Standard  
  Finish:   Matte >> changed to pre-finished 01-Mar-2005  
  Frame:   Pre-Hung  
  Frame Thickness:   4.5"  
  Frame Material:   Taeng Wood (Shorea Obtusa)  
  Hinges:   Standard  
  Casing:   One set, front side only / no carving  
  Orientation:   Right Swing  
  Hardware:   Provided by Customer  
  Color:   COL02 / Dark Cherry >> changed on 01-Mar-2005  
      to transparent moisture sealant, no color at all  

  Door Production:   10 weeks  
  Door Size with Frame:   62" X 84.5" X 4.5"  
  Date Project Started:   12 January 2005  
  Expected Finish Date:   22 March 2005  



















  1. Tue, 11-Jan-2005 >> First photo update is scheduled for Sunday, 30-January-2005
  2. Tue, 11-Jan-2005 >> The-Wood® Studio will provide Certificate of Authenticity for no extra cost
  3. Thu, 10-Feb-2005 >> The wood is out of the kiln. We're building a frame now...
  4. Sat, 19-Feb-2005 >> The door is ready for carving...
  5. Sat, 26-Feb-2005 >> Carving has been completed, we'll set the door in frame now...
  6. Thu, 17-Mar-2005 >> The door is finished. Tomorrow I will do final inspection and check quality control and will take high-resolution pictures...
  7. Fri, 18-Mar-2005 >> The door is ready for shipment. The quality is great. I'm sending to you by email large resolution pictures of both sides of the door..

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Latin name "Tectona Grandis Linn". Teak or Golden Teak is the king of hardwoods and it's one of the world's most valuable timbers, recognized for its durability and stability. Teak is more durable than any other hardwood and has unparalleled rich beauty. Teak can withstand all types of weather. Ancient Burmese and Thai royalty considered teak to be a royal tree. It has been the pillar of the shipbuilding industry for centuries. The decks of the Titanic were covered in Teak, and the wood is as good today as the day she sank on 1912. Teak is also used in the Middle East oil industry as one of the very few timbers that can withstand the punishing heat of the desert and will not readily catch fire. Teak can withstand harsh chemicals, and is resistant to fungi, rot and termites. Unlike other woods, teak does not turn black when in contact with metals. It looks best when applied transparent and light colors...




All wood in the oven for two (2) weeks to a moisture content of 10-12% followed by one (1) week of ‘resting’ to reabsorb moisture in the air to ~14%. The moisture level is measured by electronic instruments.




Structural hardwood V-grooved minimizes the possibility of a joint separation. Permanently bonded with watertype-1 glue.




Mortise and tenon, glued with exterior Type-1 waterproof glue. Because wood tends to warp when it becomes damp, we make vertical rails from two separate pieces of wood, then laminating them together lengthwise, with the grain running in opposite directions. The same is done with the stiles. Then when moisture penetrates the door, the laminated pieces tend to bow in opposite directions, negating the warping effect.




Molding around lites and panels. Certain designs have recessed molding.




All panels are end sealed with under coat paint before the door is assembled to minimize shrinking and swelling.



Authentic hand carving by best Thailand’s craftsmen. No routers, no machine tools are used. Over 4,000 carving styles available for doors frames casing and lintels in many categories such as Americana, animals, architectural, Asian, business, Disney, dragons, mythology, nautical, wildlife and much more...




Machine sanded with super fine No. 220 grit paper followed by detailed hand sanding. No machine or cross grain sand marks. Ready for finish.


  1. 12-Step PermaLane II®
  2. Penetrating wiping stain sets the color
  3. Three Separate coats of alkyd moisture seal with fine sanding between coats
  4. Two coats of imported from Germany ‘Bayer Brand’ catalyzed Poly-Urethane with ultraviolet absorbers. Light sanding between coats
  5. Stain brightener applied
  6. Detailed hand rubbed to smooth satin finish



The-Wood Studio 2-Years Limited Warranty




We issue a Lifetime Certificate of Authenticity. The-Wood Studio certifies that every door we design and make is by order only. This is an original and authentic product. It is genuine and the only one made by The-Wood Studio. It is not a replica, a rebuild or repair; it has been newly built by skilled artisan. No two doors are identical, thus making each one of a kind. Only authentic hand carving is performed, no routers or machine tools of any type are used.


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