Engineered Door Quality Standards

Specifications For Door Slabs

  • Laminated and Veneered

  • Panels, Membrane Pressed

  • Joints, Dowel joint

  • Veneering Method

  • Either Pre-Assembled or Post-Assembled

  • Minimum 12 cuttermarks per inch

  • Furriness on Ovolo not allowed

  • No chipped out of grain

  • Burnt marks on Ovolo not allowed

  • Sand raised grain well

  • Glue bleed through not allowed

  • Remove glue contamination on door surface

  • Moisture content between 8-12%

  • No serious mineral streak

  • No strong discoloration

  • No loose knots

  • Minute knots allowed if not numerous

  • No pin holes on Ovolo profile

  • Good color matching

  • No surface checking on ovolo profile

  • No case hardening

  • Minor discoloration allowed

  • Pin holes allowed if well filed

  • Limited sapwood allowed

  • Tight large knots allowed

  • Minute knots allowed if not numerous

  • Large flaky rays allowed

  • No finger joint except for softwood species such as pine

  • Finished width of edge strip is to be minimum 10mm

  • Edge strip of up to 18mm can be considered at a slight premium

  • Butt joint is allowed if concealed

  • (Ovolo) Good coloring/tonality match

  • No serious discoloration

  • No pin holes

  • Standard 12mm width after trim

  • End caps of up to 42mm can be considered at a slight premium

  • Other wood species with reasonable color match is allowed

  • Moisture content between 8-12%

  • Not rotten

  • Defects that are opened in nature not allowed

  • Moisture content between 12-15%

  • Quarter cut or rift cut for components

  • Flat cut for panels

  • Occasional use of quarter or flat cut for the entire door is allowed

  • Good color match

  • Minimal Mineral Streak

  • No sap

  • No large knots

  • Minute knots allowed if not numerous

  • Excessive large and flaky rays not allowed

  • Bottom rails and panels of all doors allowed to be book match spliced

  • Preferably finger jointed and laminated along edge

  • Well dried to 8-12% moisture content out from kiln dry

  • When rubber wood is used it must be suitably pressure treated with Borax

  • Use of LVL/LVB as core is allowed

  • Use of blockboard as core is allowed

  • Occasionally need to laminate on face to build up thickness is allowed

  • Density range of 500 - 700 kg/m3 is preferred

  • Defects that do not impair its strength/gluing properties are allowed

  • Density between 600 – 700 kg/m3 +/- 20%

  • Moisture content between 8-12%

  • Both plantation or forest wood based are allowed

  • Strength properties must exceed those stated in EN 1993

  • Moisture resistance used for interior doors

  • Use as core materials for stiles and components when specified

  • Must have strength properties exceeding those in EN 309-5

  • Use as core material for membrane pressed panels

  • 15mm for double sided fielded panel and 10mm for single sided

  • Density between 500-600 kg/m3

  • Moisture resistance grade used for interior doors

  • Moisture content between 8-12%

  • Glue used for interior doors must passed EN 204-205 Class 2 standard

  • Color dye may be used if it does not affect the gluing properties

  • Lamination can either be cold, hot or RF (Radio Frequency)

  • 240 grit sandpaper will be used to finish the door

  • Slightly ease sharp corner edges

  • Minimize cross sanding marks with orbital sanders

  • Tight scribed joints

  • Occasional Hairline gap is allowed at the shoulder joints

  • Repairs Allowed only if not noticeable to the naked eye

Aegis Global Corporation 
11740 Dublin Blvd, Ste 203, 
Dublin, CA 94568 
Telephone: (510) 475-5805 
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We at Aegis specialize in quality solid-core interior door slabs. As a door distributor we also work hand-in-hand with our manufacturers insuring the highest quality at the best wholesale prices. All our doors are carefully hand sanded and come in a wide variety of veneer options. We require that all of our doors are made of composite material and be responsibly farmed so that we can minimize our impact on our environment. Feel free to call us if you have any questions.

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