Temper and Grit
Temper and Grit

Oaken Door

This door was forged of white oak and steel an indigenous wood paired with a material that relates to Pittsburgh’s historic industry. The design is made as an elaboration of contemporary door styles and built to maintain continuity within the architectural aesthetic notes in the home’s exterior.

The door is created with a steel frame to maintain structure over time and has full insulation between faces. Blackened bronze hinges and blackened copper lockbox accent the door. In addition, hot rolled, solid, 1” mild steel bar stock is used to create a door handle that is mirrored through the frame to maintain the theme of continuous lines. Each stained, white oak, board is mitered to lap around the door as a single continuous piece. The steel inlay matches in three equal sections to the mortar joints of the structural block work. Two roller catches were added as a solution to the lack of a door knob allowing for the door to be closed without engaging the deadbolt. A one of a kind piece built with Temper and Grit.