To finish a knotty alder door while preserving the natural beauty of the wood, SFGate suggests sanding and varnishing. The sanding process requires two sawhorses, 320- and 420-grit sand paper, and a vacuum cleaner and na... More »

According to Jeld-Wen, knotty alder is a wood species that has a rustic look, a uniform texture and a pronounced grain. It is an ideal choice of wood for staining. More »

Good wooden exterior doors include Main Door's Rustic Mahogany Two-Panel Entry Door, Steves & Sons' Stained Mahogany Shaker Three-Lite Wood Entry Door and Krosswood Doors' Rustic Knotty Alder Exterior Door, according to ... More »

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According to Jeld-Wen, knotty alder is a wood species that has a rustic look, a uniform texture and a pronounced grain. It is an ideal choice of wood for staining. More »

To hurricane-proof a front door, install a door made of metal, fiberglass or solid wood and ensure that the hinges, screws and door jamb are in good shape. Install shutters to cover the door opening. More »

A door rebate is an alternate British term for a rabbet, a deep groove or notch cut into the edge of building material such as wood. The groove allows a tight fit with other objects that are placed against or into the ma... More »

Steel doors are inexpensive and low maintenance, while fiberglass is lighter weight, durable and can mimic the look of real wood. On the downside, steel doors dent easily and may not stand up to the elements well, while ... More »