3-Panel Primed MDF

1-3/4″ Thick – Interior Door

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3-PANEL PRIMED MDF INTERIOR DOOR,
1-3/4″ Thick

This 3-panel contemporary door is 100% made in the USA at our northern Colorado factory (near Fort Collins). Our MDF doors are manufactured for interior applications (inside the home), and should not be used in (and are not warrantied for) exterior door (entry door) applications. Key elements of this door include:

Warranty

An industry-leading Warranty is provided for this door, including a five-year limited warranty. The five-year warranty applies only to the construction of the door, and not the factory-applied Prime finish.

Engineered Stiles and Rails

Stiles and rails are the vertical and horizontal “frame” components, respectively, of the door. Our stiles and rails are engineered to resist bowing and warping. We use industry-leading 1/8″ thick MDF veneers, with superior quality TimberStrand® Laminated Strand Lumber (LSL) core material, and solid Poplar edge caps (for mounting hinges).

Solid MDF Panels

Panels are the large, wider boards that fill the space between the stiles and rails. Our panels are solid 3/4″ thick MDF—much higher quality than thinner (1/2″) composite or hollow core panels.

Cope and Stick Construction

Our doors are assembled with “cope and stick” (i.e., tongue and groove-type) construction. Stiles and rails are glued together for optimum strength and stability. Panels fit into grooves in the stile and rail components.

Panel and Sticking Profile

This door features a contemporary flat panel and a square sticking profile as shown below. “Sticking” is the profile of wood on the stiles and rails, creating a “picture frame” around the panels of the door.

MDF Door Profile Illustration

 

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Learn About Single, Double Doors

We sell our solid-core Primed MDF doors as single doors or in pairs (double doors). Double doors are two/each of the single doors. For example, if you order a double door, the door will be two of the single doors positioned side by side.

3-Panel Double Door
3-Panel Double Door

Doors with no jambs are also called “slabs.” If you choose to purchase a “pre-hung” door, the door is framed with a high-quality door jamb (see Pre-Hanging to learn more). For pre-hung double doors, you’ll choose one of doors as “active,” with a working handle or lockset. The other door of the pair is inactive (still opens and closes, but no working knob or handle), and includes a “T-Astragal” attached to the door edge for stopping and latching the active door. A flush bolt is included at the top of the inactive door to secure it in the closed position. A variety of door handing and swing choices are available with pre-hanging (see “Handing and Swing” options).

In addition to normal “swinging” doors, we can pre-hang double doors with either “Ball Catch” or “Bypass” configurations. For Bypass doors, the aluminum track is included in the price. These options are often used for double closet doors. These choices are available with pre-hanging, under “Handing and Swing” options.

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Choosing the Right Door Width and Height

The first step in measuring the width and height of your new door is to measure the rough opening where the door will be placed. Rough opening means the opening in the stud wall structure prior to installing the door frame (door jamb). The process for determining the door width and height needed for your rough opening is as follows:

  1. Measure the width of the rough opening, from inside of wall stud to inside of wall stud (see the illustration below for this measurement). Measure this in three places—top of the opening, middle of the opening, and bottom of the opening—and then use the smallest of these three measurements. Then, subtract 2” from this width. This equals your needed door width. Example: Rough opening measurement = 32”. Door width needed = 30”, or 2’ 6” (32” – 2” = 30”, or 2’ 6”).
  2. Measure the height of the rough opening, from the floor to the bottom of the upper stud of the opening (see the illustration below for this measurement). Measure the height on both corner edges of the opening, and then use the smallest of these two measurements. Then, subtract 3” from this height. This equals your needed door height. Example: Rough opening height = 83”. Door height needed = 80”, or 6’ 8” (83” – 3” = 80”, or 6’ 8”).

If you are framing the rough opening for a new door (i.e., constructing the wall stud frame), just reverse the measurements above (select your desired finished door width and add 2” to this measurement, then select your desired door finish height and add 3” to this measurement).

Rough Opening
Rough Opening

Why does the opening need to be larger than the door and its jamb? First, the additional space provides room to adjust the door and jamb to the rough opening. The stud wall structures of rough openings are not always plumb and square, so providing extra space allows the installer to “shim” the jamb for a perfectly plumb, level, and square door installation. Second, the additional height allows space for flooring material above the sub-floor such as carpeting, wood, or tile. Last, walls may expand and contract slightly with the natural humidity and moisture changes that occur with changing seasons. So, the extra space allows for minor adjustments to your door fit, as necessary.

Pre-Hanging (Optional)

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Learn About Pre-Hanging

Not only do we manufacture the highest quality door slabs, we also offer optional pre-hanging of the doors. A pre-hung door consists of a door hung on hinges and assembled in a wood frame (the frame is also called the door “jamb”), with a door stop. Factory pre-hanging ensures that hinge pockets are mortised square and precise, and that hinges are always flush on the door and frame. The jambs are pre-primed in the factory (matching the primed doors). The jambs and stop are finished separately, providing for on-site adjustment of the stop without touch-up of the prime coat.

MDF Pre-hung Door
MDF Pre-hung Door
Pre-hung MDF Door

Hinges are included in the price of pre-hanging and are available in a selection of color choices. Boring and latch/dead bolt mortising are also provided at no additional cost with factory pre-hanging. This prepares the door for hardware installation. A choice of single or double bore options are available in different “backset” positions (the placement of the handle or lockset from the door edge). Factory pre-hanging also ensures that the “reveal” (the small gap between the door and the jamb when the door is closed) is always correct. A pre-hung door is ready to install in the door opening, with no on-site assembly required. This reduces construction time and scheduling, and lowers project cost.

MDF Door, Flat Jamb
4″ Ball-Bearing Hinge
MDF Door, Single Bore
Single Bore
MDF Flat Jamb
Primed Finger-joint Pine Flat Jamb with Stop
To learn more about our pre-hanging options and choices, click the links below:

Jamb Species and Types

Jamb Species

If optional pre-hanging is selected, we offer finger-joint Pine wood jambs.

Jamb Types

Our door jambs are flat jambs with an adjustable stop. Our jambs have eased (rounded) edges on the facing side of the jamb.

Solid Poplar Flat Jamb
Finger-joint Pine Flat Jamb with Stop
Solid Poplar Flat Jamb
Finger-joint Pine Flat Jamb with Stop

We also offer kerfed flat jambs with an adjustable stop (at a small additional charge). Kerfed flat jambs are slotted on the edge for wrapping the drywall corner bead (rounded or square drywall corners) into the jamb. Kerfed flat jambs provide for a clean opening, with drywall connecting directly to the door frame, and no case mouldings.

Solid Poplar Kerfed Flat Jamb
Finger-joint Pine Kerfed Flat Jamb with Stop
Solid Poplar Kerfed Flat Jamb
Finger-joint Pine Kerfed Flat Jamb with Stop

Available Hinge Colors

 
Door hinges are square corner 4” ball-bearing hinges. Nine different hinge colors are available, at no additional cost.

Flat Black Hinge
Flat Black
Antique Brass Hinge
Antique Brass
Bright Brass Hinge
Bright Brass
Dull Brass Hinge
Dull Brass
Oil Rubbed Bronze Hinge
Oil Rubbed Bronze
Bright Chrome Hinge
Bright Chrome
Dull Chrome Hinge
Dull Chrome
Antique Nickel Hinge
Antique Nickel
Satin Nickel Hinge
Satin Nickel

Jamb Widths

 
To choose the right jamb width for your pre-hung door, you must determine the thickness of the wall where your door will be placed. Wall thickness includes the wall stud plus the sheetrock thickness. Normally, either 2×4 or 2×6 studs are used for wall framing. Sheetrock is usually either 1/2” thick or 5/8” thick. Determine your wall stud and sheetrock thickness and then use the charts below to select the proper jamb width to match your application.

Flat (non-kerfed) door jambs are available in the following widths, to match the following wall stud and sheetrock thicknesses:

Finger-joint Pine Flat Jamb

Stud, Sheetrock Thickness Jamb Width
2×4 Stud, 1/2” Sheetrock 4-5/8” Wide
2×4 Stud, 5/8” Sheetrock 4-7/8” Wide
2×6 Stud, 1/2” Sheetrock 6-5/8” Wide
2×6 Stud, 5/8” Sheetrock 6-7/8” Wide

Kerfed flat jambs are available in the following widths, to match the following wall stud and sheetrock thicknesses (Note: Kerfed flat jambs are more narrow than regular flat jambs, to allow for wrapping the drywall corner bead into the jamb):

Finger-joint Pine Kerfed Flat Jamb

Stud, Sheetrock Thickness Jamb Width
2×4 Stud, 1/2” Sheetrock 3-1/2” Wide
2×4 Stud, 5/8” Sheetrock 3-1/2” Wide
2×6 Stud, 1/2” Sheetrock 5-1/2” Wide
2×6 Stud, 5/8” Sheetrock 5-1/2” Wide

Handing and Swing

 
Handing and Swing refers to the side of the door that is hinged, and the way the door swings inside or outside of the room. Consider the way you would like your door to open when making this choice.

A simple way to understand handing is to stand in the doorway with your back against the jamb of the door where you want the hinges to be placed. From this position, if you want the door to open to your left, it is a left-hand door. From this position, if you want the door to open to your right, it is a right-hand door.

Next, determine if you want the door to swing inside or outside the room. Inside is an “inswing” door, and outside is an “outswing” door. Review the illustrations below to identify the way you would like your door to be handed and swing (Note: These illustrations apply to single doors).

Left-Hand, Inswing
Left-Hand, Inswing
Right-Hand, Inswing
Right-Hand, Inswing
Left-Hand, Outswing
Left-Hand, Outswing (sometimes called Right-Hand Reverse)
Right-Hand, Outswing
Right-Hand, Outswing (sometimes called Left-Hand Reverse)

For double doors, one door is designated as “active” (operating knob or handle to open the door), and the other door is designated as “inactive” (still opens and closes, but no working knob or handle). The inactive door includes an attached “T-astragal” with flush bolt (top flush bolt only) to secure the door in the closed position. Review the illustrations below to select which side of your double door you would like active, and its handing and swing (inside or outside of the room).

Double Left-Hand Active, Inswing
Double Left-Hand Active, Inswing
Double Right-Hand Active, Inswing
Double Right-Hand Active, Inswing
Double Left-Hand Active, Outswing
Double Left-Hand Active, Outswing (sometimes called Right-Hand Reverse)
Double Right-Hand Active, Outswing
Double Right-Hand Active, Outswing (sometimes called Left-Hand Reverse)

In addition to these handing and swing options, we also offer double doors with a “Ball Catch” or a “Bypass” configuration. These double door options are most frequently used on closet door applications. For example, Ball Catches are typically used with “dummy” (non-active) handle sets, on outswing closet doors. Ball Catch hardware is included at no additional charge on double Ball Catch doors, and track hardware is provided at no additional charge on double Bypass doors. We do not bore for the dummy handle sets on these options. Review the illustrations below to select one of these double door applications.

Double Ball Catch, Outswing
Double Ball Catch, Outswing
Double Bi-Pass
Double Bypass

Bore Position (for Hardware)

 
When you order a pre-hung door, we can bore your new door for a handle or lockset, at no extra charge. This prepares the door for hardware installation. We offer both single bore and double bore options. Our bores include mortising the edge of the door for the latch (latch and dead bolt for double bore) and mortising the “strike” on the jamb leg (where the latch inserts, or latch and deadbolt for double bore).

The first bore is always 36” from the bottom of the door, and the bore hole diameter is always 2-1/8”. For double bore options, the distance between the two bore holes is always 5-1/2” center to center (from the center of the diameter of one bore to the center of the diameter of the other bore). If these bore positions and dimensions do not match your desired hardware, please contact us to order custom specifications. Alternatively, you may select the “No Bore” option, and have your new door bored for hardware by your installer.

Available Backsets

Available “backsets” (the distance from the edge of the door to the center of the bore diameter) are:

2-3/8”
2-3/4”

Review the following illustrations to select the bore and backset you desire for your new door.

Single Bore Backset Options and Specifications

Single Bore, 2-3/8” Backset
Single Bore, 2-3/8” Backset
Single Bore, Latch Mortis
Single Bore, Latch Mortise
Single Bore, 2-3/4” Backset
Single Bore, 2-3/4” Backset

Double Bore Backset Options and Specifications

Double Bore, 2-3/8” Backset
Double Bore, 2-3/8” Backset
Double Bore, Latch Mortis
Double Bore, Latch Mortise
Double Bore, 2-3/4” Backset
Double Bore, 2-3/4” Backset

Crating and Shipping Pre-Hung Doors

 
All orders are shipped direct to the home or jobsite in sturdy crating. Single door units are shipped pre-hung (as applicable), ready to install. Pre-hung double doors are shipped “Knocked Down” (or KD) and must be re-assembled prior to installation. Freight and crate charges are calculated based upon volume (door count), and are assessed at the time of check out.

Crating

Crating

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Available Jamb Species and Types

Jamb Species

We offer optional finger-joint Pine wood jambs, pre-primed in the factory.

Jamb Types

Our door jambs are flat jambs with an adjustable stop. We also offer kerfed flat jambs with an adjustable stop (at a small additional charge). Kerfed jambs are slotted on the edge for wrapping the drywall corner bead (rounded or square drywall corners) into the jamb. Kerfed jambs provide for a clean opening, with drywall connecting directly to the door frame, with no case mouldings. Our jambs have eased (rounded) edges on the facing side of the jamb.

Solid Poplar Flat Jamb
Finger-joint Pine Flat Jamb
Solid Poplar Kerfed Flat Jamb
Finger-joint Pine Kerfed Flat Jamb
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Choosing the Right Jamb Width

To choose the right jamb width for your pre-hung door, you must determine the thickness of the wall where your door will be placed. Wall thickness includes the wall stud plus the sheetrock thickness. Normally, either 2×4 or 2×6 studs are used for wall framing. Sheetrock is usually either 1/2” thick or 5/8” thick. Determine your wall stud and sheetrock thickness and then use the charts below to select the proper jamb width to match your application.

Jamb Widths

Flat door jambs, with attached adjustable stop, are available in the following widths, to match the following wall stud and sheetrock thicknesses:

Finger-joint Pine Flat Jamb

Stud, Sheetrock Thickness Jamb Width
2×4 Stud, 1/2” Sheetrock 4-5/8” Wide
2×4 Stud, 5/8” Sheetrock 4-7/8” Wide
2×6 Stud, 1/2” Sheetrock 6-5/8” Wide
2×6 Stud, 5/8” Sheetrock 6-7/8” Wide

Kerfed flat jambs, with attached adjustable stop, are available in the following widths, to match the following wall stud and sheetrock thicknesses (Note: Kerfed flat jambs are more narrow than regular flat jambs, to allow for wrapping the drywall corner bead into the jamb):

Finger-joint Pine Kerfed Flat Jamb

Stud, Sheetrock Thickness Jamb Width
2×4 Stud, 1/2” Sheetrock 3-1/2” Wide
2×4 Stud, 5/8” Sheetrock 3-1/2” Wide
2×6 Stud, 1/2” Sheetrock 5-1/2” Wide
2×6 Stud, 5/8” Sheetrock 5-1/2” Wide

 

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Choosing Door Handing and Swing

Handing and Swing refers to the side of the door that is hinged, and the way the door swings inside or outside of the room. Consider the way you would like your door to open when making this choice.

A simple way to understand handing is to stand in the doorway with your back against the jamb of the door where you want the hinges to be placed. From this position, if you want the door to open to your left, it is a left-hand door. From this position, if you want the door to open to your right, it is a right-hand door.

Next, determine if you want the door to swing inside or outside the room. Inside is an “inswing” door, and outside is an “outswing” door. Review the illustrations below to identify the way you would like your door to be handed and swing (Note: These illustrations apply to single doors).

Single Door, Left Hand Inswing
Left-Hand, Inswing
Single Door, Right Hand Inswing
Right-Hand, Inswing
Single Door, Left Hand Outswing (sometimes called Right Hand Reverse)
Left-Hand, Outswing (sometimes called Right-Hand Reverse)
Single Door, Right Hand Outswing (sometimes called Left Hand Reverse)
Right-Hand, Outswing (sometimes called Left-Hand Reverse)

For double doors, one door is designated as “active” (with an operating knob or handle to open the door), and the other door is designated as “inactive” (still opens and closes, but no working knob or handle). The inactive door includes a “T-Astragal” attached to the door edge for stopping and latching the active door. A flush bolt is also included at the top of the inactive door to secure it in the closed position. Review the illustrations below to select which side of your double door you would like active, and its handing and swing (inside or outside of the room).

Double Door, Left Hand Active, Inswing
Double Left-Hand Active, Inswing
Double Door, Right Hand Active, Inswing
Double Right-Hand Active, Inswing
Double Door, Left Hand Active, Outswing (sometimes called Double Door, Right Hand Reverse)
Double Left-Hand Active, Outswing (sometimes called Right-Hand Reverse)
Double Door, Right Hand Active, Outswing (sometimes called Double Door, Left Hand Reverse)
Double Right-Hand Active, Outswing (sometimes called Left-Hand Reverse)

In addition to these handing and swing options, we also offer double doors with a “Ball Catch” or a “Bypass” configuration. These double door options are most frequently used on closet door applications. For example, Ball Catches are typically used with “dummy” (non-active) handle sets, on outswing closet doors. Ball Catch hardware is included at no additional charge on double Ball Catch doors, and track hardware is provided at no additional charge on double Bypass doors. We do not bore for the dummy handle sets on these options. Review the illustrations below to select one of these double door applications.

Double Ball Catch, Outswing
Double Ball Catch, Outswing
Double Bi-Pass
Double Bypass
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Choosing the Right Bore Position (for Hardware) 

When you order a pre-hung door, we can bore your new door for a handle or lockset at no extra charge (see Pre-Hanging to learn more). Our standard bore options and dimensions are documented in this help section.

The bore position for your new door depends upon the type and function of the hardware (knob or handle) you desire to use on the door. Consult your hardware supplier for their recommendations.

We offer both single bore and double bore options (for dead bolt hardware). Our bores include mortising the edge of the door for the latch (latch and dead bolt for double bore), and mortising for the “strike plate” on the jamb leg where the latch inserts (or latch and deadbolt for double bore).

The knob or handle bore is 36” from the bottom of the door to the center of the bore hole, and the bore hole is 2-1/8” in diameter. For double bore options, the distance between the two bore holes is always 5-1/2” center to center (from the center of the diameter of the knob or handle bore to the center of the diameter of the dead bolt bore). 

Available Backsets

Available “backsets” (the distance from the edge of the door to the center of the bore diameter) are:

2-3/8”
2-3/4”

Review the following illustrations to select the bore and backset you desire for your new door.

Single Bore, 2-3/8” Backset
Single Bore, 2-3/8” Backset
Single Bore, Latch Mortis
Single Bore, Latch Mortise
Single Bore, 2-3/4” Backset
Single Bore, 2-3/4” Backset
Double Bore, 2-3/8” Backset
Double Bore, 2-3/8” Backset
Double Bore, Latch Mortis
Double Bore, Latch Mortise
Double Bore, 2-3/4” Backset
Double Bore, 2-3/4” Backset

If these bore positions and dimensions do not match your desired hardware, please contact us to order custom specifications. Alternatively, you may select the “No Bore” option, and have your new door bored for hardware by your installer.

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Choosing Hinge Color

If you choose optional pre-hanging for your door (see Pre-Hanging to learn more), hinges are included in the price of pre-hanging. Factory pre-hanging ensures that hinge pockets are mortised square and precise, and that hinges are always flush on the door and frame.

4” square corner ball-bearing hinges are provided. Nine different hinge colors are available, at no additional cost.

Flat Black Hinge
Flat Black
Antique Brass Hinge
Antique Brass
Bright Brass Hinge
Bright Brass
Dull Brass Hinge
Dull Brass
Oil Rubbed Bronze Hinge
Oil Rubbed Bronze
Bright Chrome Hinge
Bright Chrome
Dull Chrome Hinge
Dull Chrome
Antique Nickel Hinge
Antique Nickel
Satin Nickel Hinge
Satin Nickel

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