Bringing a Vision to Life- Custom Wrought Iron Door with Hand Crafted Bronze Medallion

A door doesn’t have to be just a door.  Your entryway is the eye to your home, and it can be used to express your own unique personal style and can also be utilized as a functional work of art.  We take pride in our ability to hear a customer’s vision for their entryway and utilize our resources and talents to bring that vision to reality.   Recently, a customer came to us with a specific idea for her front door.  She was inspired by a bronze compass rose that she saw at the Sea Pines Resort, and had the idea to incorporate that compass into her front door design.

Of course, we were thrilled with the opportunity to not only help her bring her vision to life, but also to work hand in hand with a talented artist.  Even though our customer lives in Florida we knew our DP70, Florida rated, 48″ by 120″ wrought iron doors would withstand Florida’s intense and unpredictable weather.  We adjusted the wrought iron scrolling design to compliment the compass and fleur de lis medallion, and our customer hired sculptor David Ponsler to recreate the compass rose out of bronze metal.  David is an incredible artist, and you can click here to see a YouTube video of him at work.  He handcrafted the medallion out of hammered bronze, and it came out perfect!

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 We hand forged the compass in place within the wrought iron scrolling on the door.

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 Once the compass was secure, it was time for the door to be painted and sealed.

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This is what the door looked like right before it was packaged up and shipped to the customer.  The glass will be shipped separately and will be installed when the door is installed on the home.  Watch our Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ feeds for a completed picture of this door installed on our customer’s custom home.  We think the door came out fantastic!  What do you think?  Leave us a comment below and tell us what you would you incorporate into your design if you could create your own custom dream door!

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Latest Custom Wrought Iron Doors

We thought it would be fun to take a moment to show off some of our most recent iron doors.  We love working with our customers to come up with one of a kind entryways.  Each one is unique and beautiful and makes a statement about the homeowners individual style.

These homeowners chose an arch top for their double entry door.

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The two lanterns that flank this single iron door really compliment the geometric designs that the homeowners incorporated into their iron scroll work.

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Who said single entry doors can’t also be showstoppers?  These customers wanted to incorporate a more modern feel into their scroll work and we love how the finished product turned out.

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This iron door is a great compromise for people who would like an arch top door, but have a straight top frame.

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These homeowners wanted an iron door full of intricate wrought iron details, so we worked together with them to come up with this gorgeous entryway.

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These homeowners chose Flemish glass to serve as the backdrop for their wrought iron scroll work.

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This single entry door has a more contemporary feel with it’s straight lines crisscross pattern.  We think this door would also look great as a wine cellar door.

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These homeowners chose a matching arch top transom for their iron door, which is beautiful AND functional, as it serves to let more natural light into the entryway.

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And lastly, here is another magnificent arch top, double entry door.  Doors like this are sure to turn heads, and send your curb appeal rating sky high!

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To request a quote on any of the doors you see here please visit our website at www.doorsbydesign.net or give us a call at 251-767-0013.

Custom Wrought Iron Transom Install

Doors by Design recently installed this custom, wrought iron door in a beautiful new construction home.  Getting the door in was the easy part.  Here’s another inside look at the manpower it takes to get the heavy, iron transom in place.

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Doors installed!  That was the easy part.

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Time to rig up some scaffolding.

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It takes four men to haul the transom up the scaffolding and set it in place.

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And walla!  There are still steps that need to be completed before this installation is complete (glass, trim, seal) but the hardest part is done.

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It seems that the more complicated the install, the more beautiful the pay off, and this custom iron door was no exception.

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**Doors by Design sells custom wrought iron doors and wood doors.  We also have stock iron doors and stock wood doors available as a budget friendly option.  Contact us today and we’ll help you find the perfect entry door for your home!

Functional Work of Art

Even wonder what it takes to install one of our massive, wrought iron doors?  How about two massive, wrought iron, doors with sidelights and a transom?  We snapped a few photos during a recent install so our customers could appreciate the sheer man- and machine!- power it takes to get these gorgeous entry doors installed properly.

Out with the old, and ready for the new!

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Our installer, Alex, preps the opening for the new door.

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If you think these doors are heavy, you would be right.  It takes three men to slide in the frame and sidelights.

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Time for the big guns!  The transom gets lifted into place with the help of a forklift.

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Next step is to put in the massive double doors.  (unfortunately we didn’t get a pic of that step.)  Then just a few more hours of man power and “wallah”!

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You may call it a front door, but we call it a functional work of art.  Contact us to start designing your own custom iron door today!

Doors by Design’s Iron and Wood Doors

We sell beautiful, wrought iron doors, and custom and stock wood doors. This video displays a sampling from some of our most recent installs. Visit our website at http://www.doorsbydesign.net, and call/email for a free quote today!

Home is where the Heart is

Valentine’s Day is swiftly sneaking up on the calendar which means it’s time to start thinking about creative ways to show your love to that special someone.  Why not use your front door as a palate to declare your love to the world?  We scoured the Internet and created this “love”ly collage of front door “love notes.”  No doubt that passers by these homes can feel the love spilling from inside.

Heart Entryway Red Heart Door Knocker Heart Painting on Door Wrought Iron Heart Door Hearts in the Walkway Alright, so maybe you can’t custom design a wrought iron door for your sweetie this Valentines day, but this super sweet bow and arrow wreath is not only adorable, but also incredibly easy to make!  Not a crafting guru?  Have no fear!  The bloggers at Tatertots and Jello spell it out simply with a step by step photo tutorial.

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“A house is made of wood and stone, but only love can make a home.”

DbD Helps You Narrow Your Choices

DbD Helps You Narrow Your Choices

With so many options to choose from, our customers often have a hard time narrowing down their list of favorites to just one. Arch top, circle top, or square top? Flemmish, clear beveled, or antique glass? Cyprus, Mahogany, Cedar, or Walnut wood? The list of options just keeps going on and on!

We know that choosing a new entry door can be overwhelming and we want to make sure that you choose the right door for you! So we came up with a solution. We can take a picture of your home and make a photo mock up of your top choices! It takes the guess work out of the process and allows you to see exactly how any style of door would look on your house. Of course, this is difficult to do with custom orders, but we will always do our best to help you get an clear vision of the finished product. This photo is a collage of one customer’s top three iron door options.

Call us today and we’ll help you find the perfect style door for your home, too!