Thursday, March 18, 2010

A Small Sample of our Custom Doors

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Unlike most Pittsburgh custom door shops, Wilson & McCracken offers complete turn key service. 

We provide: Site analysis and measuring, stylistically appropriate design, (or exact matching of original doors), precision installation (or pre-hanging), superb finishing (both hand brushed and sprayed). 

With custom furniture as a major part of our background, we have the knowledge and sensitivity required to produce custom doors which our customers regularly describe as “Works of Art”.  Our custom doors may feature grain that runs continuously from panel to panel, or are “book-matched” for perfectly mirrored wood grain.  Sometimes the project calls for hand carving, pegged joints, through tenons or different types of wood on either side of the door. 

Wilson & McCracken is well versed in matching existing doors, down to every last detail.  Often, the best compliment is that no one realizes it’s a new door!

If it’s a new custom door or new entry system you’re looking for, the design process can be quite rewarding.  In just a few short meetings and with a few sketches, your idea will materialize as a tangible expression of your taste, in harmony with the existing architecture, and engineered to withstand the elements. 

We make ordering a custom door is easy.  We take the responsibility of doing all the measuring.  Whether you have a contractor, architect, or you’re a do-it-your-selfer, we’ll make the process straight forward.  We’ll meet on site to identify and head off any problem areas, before construction begins.  We’ll provide a full set of large scale working drawings, as well as going over the installation process, in detail, in person, on site.

If your current door is just “under the weather” restoration may be the best solution.  Besides stripping and refinishing, we also make all necessary wood repairs, and can restore or reproduce original hardware and art glass. 

Wilson & McCracken has restored or reproduced nearly every entry door on three notable Pittsburgh churches:  St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Calvary Episcopal Church and First Presbyterian Church of Pittsburgh. 

Our courteous and professional installation crew regularly receives praise for their precision, timeliness and cleanliness.  Wilson & McCracken’s custom doors provide utility, security and beauty to the buildings they grace.   Whether it’s understated elegance or an eye-popping statement, let Wilson and McCracken build a door for you.

Please scroll down to see a few examples of our work.