Semi-Solid Wood Cupboards:
Semi-Solid Wood Cupboards – Identification
For those of you unfamiliar with the construction of such items, a solid core door is made from dense timber and a hollow core one is made from timber faces and edges
(it might be filled with air or cardboard, which helps it to hold its shape).
A semi solid door, on the other hand, is a combination of the two.
It features a timber or composite core that has been wrapped with sheets of real timber veneer.
It is often seen as an economical and quality alternative to other styles.
You will find that these internal doors are available in many of the same varieties as hollow or solid ones.
They can feature many different timber species and grain matches, as well as being open to a large selection of paints and stains.
The doors can be pressed with panel designs and they can be cut to receive leadlight panels or louvers.
Most of these items will still feature solid timber edges to improve security and to help hold locks or hardware in place.
There are a number of benefits associated with using these doors over hollow and solid ones.
Also they offer a much higher level of security than the hollow style does.
They will also last much longer, withstand damage better and will not warp or twist with time.
Therefore they offer the heavy feeling of solid timber (which many homeowners prefer)
Without being too heavy to move or costing an arm and a leg.
The dense core also helps in protection against fire and smoke.
We hope that you now have a better understanding of what a semi solid door actually is.
And know why it might be used over a hollow or solid one.
If you are in the process of choosing doors for your home (whether new or existing).
We hope that you will consider this style.
If you run into any problems with your design or even your overall decision.
Also we recommend speaking to a joinery professional; they will have experience with all sorts of styles.
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