Anyone bought doors over the internet?
I am ready to order several prehung doors for my remodel. Cherry or Nyatoh craftsman-style flat panel interior doors with paint-grade jambs.
Have any of you used doors from www.craftsmandoors.com, or any of the other internet vendors, such as www.craftsmandoor.com, www.doorsuperstore.com, or www.interiordoors.com?
The internet people I talked to were very nice and helpful over the phone, and they have nice-looking doors for $419 each including shipping (and no tax), compared to $535 each (including tax) for Simpson doors from a local millwork dealer. I wonder about the quality of the doors and the accuracy of the hinge mortises, etc., since I can’t see them in person before ordering. I’m guessing it would be a lot more difficult to handle a problem with doors ordered this way vs. from the local dealer.
Any other recommendations for good sources?
I ordered 13 Craftsman type American cherry doors and jambs from Homestead Hardwoods at http://www.door.cc, for my own home. It was their Allegany series, http://www.door.cc/Mission-Style-Doors-Solid-Wood.html, type SWFP-4000, flat panel with Mission sticking.
I am ecstatic about their quality and their service. The doors all arrived and were about as perfect as one could ask. There was one jamb piece that was of poor quality and they sent a replacement piece that I received in about a week. The doors have been installed for over a year and I'm still very pleased. None of the joints have opened the least bit and they have not shrunk or warped and none of the panels have split. The reason that I mention the joints in particular is that I have seen this as a problem on other doors (but don't recall the manfacturer). Hope this helps.
Edited 4/2/2007 3:15 pm by homohabilis
Yes but I forget the vendor. I'll look through the files later. Acouple of paint grade interior doors, frosted glass over flat panel. Quality was fgood, service (delivery time) was not.
If I remember correctly, when I placed the order they asked for 50% which I gave with a credit card. Time passed for delivery, no doors, i called and they said they would not put them into production until the balance was paid. They admitted they did not ask for the balance, they thought I would just volunteer to pay it.
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