Pam’s recent story – Make your own, affordable door-lite kits for your front entry doors – was a first response to all the messages we received after Crestview Doors changed their business model, discontinuing their popular door-lite kits and dramatically increasing their prices on their custom-built doors. Yes, with some effort and persistence, you can install your own doorlites. But, if DIY isn’t your forte or you just don’t have the time, we’ve found another source — thanks to a tip from reader Brian — for relatively affordable mid century style front entry doors: Frank Lumber, which has been in business since 1948, in the heart of the woodsy Northwest. These look nice!
Right up the street from me in Seattle, there is a store called Frank Lumber. They have mid century doors and you can customize as much as you want with different glass, positions etc… They have more glass then what’s pictured.
Prices are not on their site, but the doors pictured are $580 and pre hung in a frame about $760. If you are local you can bring your old door in and they will cut it down, match the hinges and install them on your new door. Don’t know if they ship or not.
Eight designs of mid century modern front entry doors
Yes, Brian, we checked, and they will ship.
Frank Lumber’s Door Store stocks eight models of mid century doors in 11 different sizes. The doors are made of birch wood and have three glass options listed online. But: I did find many more glass options on their glass page. The store gets all of their doors from Kylemont Custom Wood Doors, a partner company located in Marysville, Washington, that makes every part of the door in house. Kylemont Custom Doors can make you a door to fit your exact needs and specification from nearly any wood — up to four feet wide by ten feet tall.
Here is what the Frank Lumber website has to say about their doors:
Our standard exterior wood doors are 1 3/4” thick, with insulated glass and extra thick “Energy Guard” panels in most models. We stock our exterior doors with wider stiles so that a broader spectrum of hardware will fit, and to improve sturdiness of the lock area. We work with manufacturers so that the doors we carry are built with the best technology available to ensure maximum strength and resistance to the elements. Custom exterior doors can be built up to 4 feet wide, 10 feet tall, and 2 1/4” thick in almost any wood.
Frank Lumber, “The Door Store”TM is a major, dependable source for doors, locks and related products. We have warehouses full of inventory- hundreds of combinations of models and sizes on hand and ready to ship now. We have 1000’s of doors in stock at both locations, interior and exterior.
Also, Frank Lumber, “The Door Store”TM is the exclusive dealer of Kylemont Industries custom made doors. Kylemont doors are hand built in Marysville Washington by skilled craftsmen. Imagine, doors custom built to your specifications within two to three weeks. Every imaginable style of door can be seen at our stores. We stock a wide variety of period style leaded glass doors to match your homes’ original design.
Frank Lumber’s team of expert sales-people provides you with personalized service and advice for all of your door projects. Odd sizes and out of the ordinary doors are our specialty, we welcome them. Custom homes, remodels, commercial projects, or single door replacements- we’re here to help you right now.
Frank Lumber’s Door Store and Kylemont Custom Wood Doors can work with you to find the right mid century door — or build a custom door – to fit your needs. If you are in the market for a mid century door, give them a call. They also have a handy how-to to help you measure for a new door.
Mega thanks to reader Brian for pointing us in the direction of yet another source for mid century style front doors.
See more of our mid century doors stories:
- New mid century doors available from Therma-Tru
- Make your own, affordable door-lite kits for your front entry doors