• linen fold oak door

Linen Fold Oak Door

This Linen fold oak door is based on a early sixteenth century oak door that cleverly imitates cloth hangings we have also reproduced the tenterhooks and cow horn rings from which the curtains hung on cords. The door has had a distressed paint finish applied which was a technique often applied to reproduce the curtains that were also hung in others doorways. The depth needed for the door is achieved by carving each of the three pieces of curatin from individual three inch thick oak planks. Theses three planks are then fixed to a sturdy oak frame construction using traditional peg and wedge fixing system. The detailed images show the attention to detail used to enhance the hanging curtain illusion by applying a combination of punched patterns to create the stitching effect.

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  • Oak Internal panel door

Internal Panelled Oak Door


The internal panelled oak door is a very traditional style of door which has evolved over a number of historical periods. As such Jack Badgers vast experience within this subject allows us to produce oak doors with great variation in size and style to fit your home perfectly. Variation in moulding detail and weathering may be individually applied to either or both sides of this internal Oak door. There are two methods of achieving this style of Oak door, one in which both sides are panelled and the other in which one side has no panelling.  As can be seen in the image, it is also possible to incorporate carvings into the Oak door panels. Whilst these Oak doors appear simple in their style, the reality is that to craft Oak doors of such quality in the traditional method requires a high level of skill, with the doors often requiring the use of scratch stocks, a traditional hand tool used to carve the mouldings. To join the rails and styles of the door they are morticed and tenoned, secured using an offset Oak pegging system known as draw boring. This style of Oak doors is here pictured as a cupboard door, but is more often supplied as an internal door.

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  • stylised plank and batten door

Stylised Plank and Batten Door

This internal door is made from three oak planks , from the same tree that share the same curvature. The door borrows its basic principles from the traditional plank and batten door that is now widely available in more modern machine forms. Our door is all hand made and in this example the use of oak from the same tree allows direction of the grain to control the nature of the design applied to the curve. The central carving applied to the door, is a traditional pierced carving and  has beed applied right through the door allowing ventilation from the room within. To retain its original function our door was applied to a utility room. The rear of the door is four battens providing the integral strength and traditional design to a door often used in recent deveolpments. 

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  • Ogee Headed internal door

Ogee Headed Internal Door

We have based this inrenal door on a design taken from grade 1 listed Wood Lane Hall, West Yorkshire and dates from around 1650. The Ogee is a term used for a molding cosisting of a concave arc flowing into a convex arc with vertical ends and was widely used in everything from masonry to silverware during this period. The construction method comprises of the use of traditional rose head nails which are then clenched on the back of the door providing a highly resilient fixing. The position of the nails is marked on the face of the door with a traditional scribing technique. The central styles run through the door and have mouldings on both sides.

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  • plank and batten door

Plank and Batten Internal Door

nailed and clenched battens can be riven as opposed to sawn heavy champfer round battens central plank can be raised to alter traditional appearance, traditionally supplied from local blacksmith with penny end or arrow head t hinges, can be nailed or peg and wedged, they can be made from anything from single plank upwatds dependent on size of oak boards sourced, traditionally most of these doors three wide plank planks can be same sizes or variable 

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Heavy Panelled Internal Door

This heavy panelled door can be supplied as the internal finish to external doors or by reducing the depth of the panelling and applying it to both sides it is a valid choice as an internal door on its own. This picture is in fact the rear of the Linen Fold door shown above. The pegs shown are the construction method for an external door , however if the door was for use as an internal door then the pegs wood not be applied. Furthermore the hinges in this image are very bold and heavy and known as strap hinges with a hoop and pin hinging system and are fixed into the stonework using molten lead. They were made locally  by hand. If using this door internally it would be possible to apply a variety of hinges.

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  • Studded oak internal door

Heavy Studed Oak Internal Door

We supplied this door as a security door to divide two sections of a large house. The clients felt that they needed that little something extra to put their minds at ease. It is the same construction as some of our external doors and is made up of a double thickness of inch thick oak boards, giving you two inches of oak securely fixed together with a historic and very solid peg and wedge system providing your home with that added security and peace of mind. It has been fitted with a 5 lever dead lock and also has a locally made thumb latch door handle. As shown in this instance frames don’t always have to be simple and plain they can also have heavier moldings or decorative architraves around them to add that little something. This door due to it being inside and protected from the weather has been finished to a lovely nutty brown and then sealed with a high quality beeswax polish to give it a warm luster and match the other internal doors we supplied throughout the rest of the house.

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  • Oak tracery door

Tracery Door

The tracery door is a very intricate door based on original design taken from Heighington Church, Durham and dates from the fifteenth century. It is the same construction as some of our external doors but in this instance has been fitted internally as a security door, due to its heavy construction and the ability to fit a 5 lever dead lock within the extra thick edge. It is a cross batten door and constructed using a traditional peg and wedge system that has been proven to last for hundreds of years. The tracery design we have incorporated into the face of the door has been specifically designed to the customers taste though is based closely on detailed carvings from the fifteenth century. The iron work on this door has been hand made locally by a blacksmith that has been sourced for his specific skills. In this instance the door is set within a stone frame at the end of a stone clad corridor that our very own masons have dressed and fitted.

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