Custom Teak Doors with Carving
The-Wood® Studio
Chiang Mai  Thailand
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Project: Shai, Des Moines, Iowa USA
Exterior Double Teak Door ● Round Top Custom Design

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q Teak (Tectona Grandis Linn) q Carving q Certificate of Authenticity
q Kiln-Drying q Sanding q Insurance & Shipping

THE PROJECT: Double Exterior Wood Door | Round Top Custom Design

Front View

The Radious

Exterior Door

Carving Design

Bottom Dado

Frame 0.5" Grove

Side View


Top View




  Description:   Exterior Double Teak Door / Round Top  
  Carving Design:   See photo above "carving design"  
  Wood Type:   Genuine Burmese Teak grade A  
  Carving Location:   Both Sides of the Door  
  Slab Dimensions:   30" X 91-7/8" (astragal in center, 3/16" gap)  
  Rough Opening:   94-5/8" high X 62-1/2" wide  
  Wall Thickness:   12"  
  Door Units:   One (1) set of double door  
  Door Thickness:   1-3/4"  
  Groove for Weather Strip:   see blueprints above  
  Bottom Door Dado:   see details above "Bottom dado"  
  Finish:   Unfinished (sanded only)  
  Frame:   Pre-Hung  
  Frame Depth:   3.661"  
  Frame Material:   Malaysian Taengwood  
  Hinges:   Standard  
  Casing:   no casing  
  T-Astragal:   see above "T-Astragal"  
  Swing Direction:   In-swing  
  Orientation:   Right Hand  
  Hardware and Lock sets:   provided by customer  
  Detailed Blueprints:   see photos above  

  Door Production/Carving Time:   15 weeks  
  Shipping Size:   64" X 96" X 3.666"  
  Date Project Started:   28-Nov-2005  
  Expected Finish Date:   15-Mar-2006  
  Shipping Bangkok to Des Moines, Iowa:   35 days  




















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Window Screen





  1. Monday, 05-Dec-2005 >> First photo update is scheduled for 20-January-2006
  2. Monday, 05-Dec-2005 >> The-Wood® Studio will provide Certificate of Authenticity for no extra cost if you choose so..
  3. Fri, 16-Dec-2005 >> We cut the selected wood now, will place it in the kiln on 20-Dec-2005
  4. Thu, 05-Jan-2006 >> The wood is in kiln. We'll check the moisture content on 16-Jan-2006
  5. Mon, 16-Jan-2006 >> This week we'll check the wood for moisture content again...
  6. Wed, 15-Feb-2006 >> The wood is still in kiln, next week will check for the moisture level...
  7. Wed, 08-Mar-2006 >> The door has been assembled, will start carving now...
  8. Fri, 24-Mar-2006 >> The carved window screen is almost finished. Will check on your door in the next few days...
  9. Thu, 30-Mar-2006 >> The door is at the village at carver's home. Carving should be completed in 2-3 weeks...
  10. Sun, 30-Apr-2006 >> The door is still in carver's home. Will take new photos on Wednesday/Thursday next week...
  11. Thu, 11-May-2006 >> We expect to finish the door next week on Wednesday, 17-May-2006..
  12. Thu, 01-Jun-2006 >> The project is finished and ready for shipment..

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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.


Three Separate coats of alkyd moisture seal with fine sanding between coats



Each door is individually poly bagged and boxed with 300# psi doubled wall cardboard and placed in wooden crate.




Every door together with wood crating, pallet and all Non-Manufactured Wood Packing Material (NMWP) to be fumigated with Methyl Bromide [CH3Br] and are free from wood termites. Formal Certificate of Fumigation is provided according to wood import regulations of European Union, United States, Canada, New Zealand and Australia.




The-Wood Studio 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.


  1. Insurance 100% from damage or loss by US company based in New Jersey
  2. New Jersey based shipping company in charge
  3. Sea-freight from Bangkok Thailand to Des Moines, Iowa USA
  4. Transit Time: 35 days

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