An architect friend of the client's came up with the idea of two panes of glass fitted into a door that matched other doors in the Craftsman-style residence.
The door is made of quartersawn red oak, as is the woodwork in the rest of the house. It is laminated of two layers in order to best display the quartersawn, or ray flake, figure characteristic of Craftsman style work.
The handle and lockset provided by the client completes the period look.
The door's frame is made with mortise-and-tenon joinery, to last the lifetime of the house. The tempered and insulated glass is installed with removable wood stop.
The wood was colorized to match the house trim, then finished with four coats of satin marine spar varnish.
WOOD: Quartersawn Red Oak.