WOODMAX DOORS ARE
STYLES (PDF DOWNLOAD)
DOOR PROFILES (PDF
AND MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS
DOOR LIMITED WARRANTY
We manufacture all our
products from scratch at our manufacturing facility in Paynesville,
Minnesota. Starting with rough lumber, we hand select each piece
and then cut, glue and machine them into individual components.
The designs are created, and then these components are assembled
into the finished product which is machined for hardware and
finish sanded and finished according to customer requirements.
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The reason is simple. WoodMax combines old world pride and
craftsmanship with the latest technology. All of our doors
are crafted from solid wood and also feature our "Stable
Core" process. This means your custom WoodMax door will
not only be beautiful, it will stay that way for many years
CAD/CAM Design and Programming
3-D Laser Scanning
Designer and Hand Carvers
Solid wood processing from rough lumber complete to finished product
Wood is a product of nature and includes individual distinctions
that are part of the beauty of any wood product. There
are a variety of species with various densities, colors and grain
patterns. These naturally occurring variations create a sophisticated
charm that makes your doors one of a kind. Color variation
within a wood species is influenced by a number of factors such
as moisture and mineral content of the soil, exposure to sunlight
and genetic makeup. Changes in climate, growth rate, soil conditions
and damage are a few of the factors that contribute to grain
pattern. The tree diameter and type of cut determines the growth
ring size and orientation, which in turn affects the grain pattern
and color. All of these factors combine to produce unique characteristics
that provide the beauty and essence of natural wood.
All woods change color over time. The amount of change varies depending on
the wood species, type of cut, exposure to natural light, and amount and color
of stain pigment used. While color samples give a general idea of the appearance
of a specific stain color and wood species combination, it is impossible to
represent all of the grain patterns, wood and stain colors, and natural variations
that will occur. Because of this, we recommend viewing the largest sample possible
before making a final species and color selection.
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Beauty, style, performance and uniqueness are some of the
reasons to choose a WoodMax custom wood door. To preserve
the fine qualities of these doors and have a lifetime of superior
service, proper storage, handling and installation is of vital
importance. The following guidelines will help to maintain
the high quality products supplied by WoodMax.
How to Store, Handle, Finish, Install and Maintain Wood
Storage and Handling
1. Store doors flat on a level surface in a dry, well-ventilated
building. Doors should not come in contact with water. Doors
should be kept at least 102 mm (4 inches) off the floor and should
have protective coverings under the bottom door and over the
top. Covering should protect doors from dirt, water and abuse
but allow for air circulation under and around the stack.
2. Avoid exposure of interior doors to direct sunlight. Certain
species (e.g., cherry, mahogany, walnut, teak) in an unfinished
state are more susceptible to discoloration if exposed to either
sunlight or some forms of artificial light. To protect doors
from light damage after delivery, opaque wrapping of individual
doors may be specified.
3. Do not subject interior doors to extremes of heat and/or
humidity. Do not allow doors to come in contact with water. Prolonged
exposure may cause damage. Locating where humidity and temperature
are controlled provides the best storage situation (recommended
conditions are 25%-55% RH and 10°C to 32°C (50°F-90°F).
4. Do not install doors in buildings that have wet plaster or
cement. Do not store doors in buildings with excessive moisture
content – HVAC systems should be operating and balanced.
5. Doors should always be handled with clean dry hands or while
wearing clean dry gloves.
6. Doors should be lifted and carried when being moved, not
dragged across one another.
1. Wood is hygroscopic and dimensionally influenced by changes
in moisture content caused by changes within its surrounding
environment. To assure uniform moisture exposure and dimensional
control, all surfaces must be finished equally.
2. Doors should not be considered ready for finishing when initially
received. Before finishing, remove all handling marks, raised
grain, scuffs, burnishes and other undesirable blemishes by block
sanding all surfaces in a horizontal position with 150 or 180
grit sandpaper. Sanding of the overall surface will be
required to open the grain to receive a field applied finish
evenly. To avoid cross grain scratches, sand with the grain.
3. Certain species of wood, particularly oak, may contain extractives
which react unfavorably with foreign materials in the finishing
system. Eliminate the use of steel wool on bare wood, rusty containers
or any other contaminate in the finishing system.
4. A thinned coat of sanding sealer should be applied prior
to staining to promote a uniform appearance and avoid sharp contrasts
in color or a blotchy appearance. Door Manufacturers
are not responsible for the final appearance of field-finished
doors. It is expected that the painting contractor will
make adjustments as needed to achieve desired results.
5. All exposed, unfinished wood surfaces must be sealed including
the top and bottom edges. Cutouts for hardware in exterior doors,
and doors located adjacent to areas where high moisture is expected,
should be sealed prior to installation of hardware and exposure
6. Dark colored finishes should be avoided on all surfaces if
the door is exposed to direct sunlight, in order to reduce the
chance of warping or veneer checking.
7. Water-based coatings on unfinished wood may cause veneer
splits, highlight joints and raise wood grain. If used on exterior
doors, the coating should be an exterior grade product. When
installed in exterior applications, doors must be properly sealed
and adequately protected from the elements. Please follow the
finish manufacturer’s recommendations regarding the correct
application and use of these products.
8. Make sure the door surface being finished is satisfactory
in both smoothness and color after each coat. Allow adequate
drying time between coats. Desired results are best achieved
by following the finish manufacturer’s recommendations.
Do not finish door until a sample of the finish has been approved.
9. Certain wood fire doors have fire retardant salts impregnated
into various wood components that make the components more hygroscopic
than normal wood. When exposed to high moisture conditions, these
salts will concentrate on exposed surfaces and interfere with
the finish. Before finishing the treated wood, reduce moisture
content below 11% and remove the salt crystals with a damp cloth
followed by drying and light sanding.
1. The utility or structural strength of the doors must not
be impaired when fitting to the opening, in applying hardware
or in preparing for lites, louvers, appliqués or other
2. Use two hinges for doors up to 1524 mm (60 inches) in height,
three hinges up to 2286 mm (90 inches) in height and an additional
hinge for every additional 30 inches of height or portion thereof. Use
heavy weight hinges on doors over 79 kg (175 pounds). Pivot hardware
may be used in lieu of hinges. Consult hinge or pivot hardware
manufacturer with regard to weight and size of hinges or pivots
3. The maximum clearance between the top, hinge edge and lock
edge to the frame and meeting edge of pairs of doors, is 3.2
mm (1/8 inches).
4. All hardware locations, preparations and methods of attachment
must be appropriate for the specific door construction. Templates
for specific hardware preparation are available from hardware
manufacturers or their distributors.
5. When light or louver cutouts are made for exterior doors,
they must be protected in order to prevent water from entering
the door core.
6. Pilot holes must be drilled for all screws that act as hardware
attachments. Full threaded screws are preferable for fastening
hardware to non-rated doors and are required on fire-rated doors.
Self-tapping or combination wood/metal screws are not recommended
for use on wood doors.
7. In fitting non-rated doors for height, do not trim top or
bottom edge by more than 19 mm (3/4 inches) unless accommodated
by additional blocking. Trimming of fire-rated doors must be
in accordance with NFPA 80.
8. Doors and door frames should be installed plumb, square and
level. Locating under a protective overhang sufficient
to prevent direct exposure to sunlight is strongly recommended.
Cleaning and Touchup
1. Inspect all wood doors prior to hanging them on the job.
Repair noticeable marks or defects that may have occurred from
improper storage and handling.
2. Field repairs and touchups are the responsibility
of the installing contractor upon completion of initial installation. Field
touchup shall include the filling of exposed nail or screw
holes, re-finishing of raw surfaces resulting from job fitting,
repair of job inflicted scratches and mars and final cleaning
of finished surfaces.
3. When cleaning door surfaces, use a non-abrasive commercial
cleaner designed for cleaning wood door or paneling surfaces,
that does not leave a film residue that would build-up or affect
the surface gloss of the door finish.
Adjustment and Maintenance
1. Insure that all doors swing freely and do not bind in their
frame. Adjust the finish hardware for proper alignment, smooth
operation and proper latching without unnecessary force or excessive
2. Review with the owner/owner’s representative how to
periodically inspect all doors for wear, damage and natural deterioration.
3. Review with the owner/owner’s representative how to
periodically inspect and adjust all hardware to insure that it
continues to function as it was originally intended.
4. Finishes on exterior doors may deteriorate due to exposure
to the environment. In order to protect the door it is recommended
that the condition of the exterior finish be inspected at least
once a year and re-finished as needed. Both exterior and interior
finishes will change color over time.
Information in this document courtesy of WDMA – Window
and Door Manufacturers Association.
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All doors manufactured by WoodMax are warranted to be free of
defects in materials and workmanship that would render those
doors unserviceable or unfit for the recommended use, subject
to specific terms, to the original purchaser. If a warranted
door is defective, WoodMax will, at its sole discretion, 1) repair
the door, or 2) provide an equivalent replacement, or 3) refund
the purchase price.
Length of Warranty
Exterior residential doors and commercial doors are warranted
for a period of 1 year from the date of manufacture, subject
to specific terms.
Interior residential doors are warranted for a period of 3 years
from the date of manufacture, subject to specific terms.
The following are specifically excluded as defects from coverage
of the warranty:
- Damage caused by a failure to maintain the door, or any condition
caused by a failure to follow WoodMax’s written Handling,
Care and Maintenance Instructions.
- Warp which does not exceed ¼” in the plane of
the door for any area up to 36” X 80” on doors
up to 2-1/4” X 42” X 96” . Larger doors
are not guaranteed against warp. WoodMax may defer repairing
or replacing any door due to warp for a period of up to 12
months from the date of the claim to allow proper equalizing
and conditioning to local humidity and temperature conditions.
- Warp, bow or misalignment relating to the frame or jamb in
which the door is hung.
- Damage caused by improper glazing, hardware installation
or finishing that is not done by, or under the control of,
- Damage caused by others or by factors beyond the control
of WoodMax including, but not limited to, misuse, abuse, accident,
mishandling, or by fire, flood, storm, extremes of high or
low humidity or other acts of nature.
- WoodMax doors are produced with natural wood. As such,
due to the nature of wood, small surface checks, cracks, grain
separation, color variations and swelling or shrinking of the
door parts caused by fluctuations in ambient temperatures and
humidity may occur. These are normal occurrences and
part of the natural aging process of wood and not considered
a manufacturing defect. Providing stable temperature
and humidity conditions as well as proper finishing of the
door are the best ways to minimize these natural effects.
This warranty is in lieu of all other warranties. WoodMax
expressly excludes and disclaims all other warranties, expressed
or implied, including any warranties of merchantability and fitness
for a particular purpose. In no event shall WoodMax be
liable for any incidental, consequential, indirect or any other
special damages for breach of any warranty or negligence. Further,
WoodMax shall not be RESPONSIBLE OR liable for cost of labor,
installation, removal, SHIPPING or re-finishing of ANY replacement
door or component. The aggregate liability of WoodMax upon
any claims howsoever arising out of or relating to any door or
its warranty will in any event be limited to the amount paid
by the original purchaser to WoodMax for such door.
Some states do not allow the exclusion of incidental or consequential
damages, so parts of the above paragraph may not apply to some
purchasers. This warranty gives the purchaser specific
legal rights, and the purchaser may also have other rights which
vary from state to state.
Warranty Claims Procedure
The purchaser must thoroughly inspect all doors when received
to determine if any damage has occurred during shipment. Written
notice of any claim must be delivered by the purchaser within
5 days of discovery to WoodMax. All notices must be delivered
by using registered mail, return receipt requested, or overnight
delivery service addressed to WoodMax, 111 Pomeroy Avenue, Paynesville,
MN 56362. Delivery shall be deemed effective upon receipt
WoodMax can respond most effectively and quickly if the following
information is provided: date and location of purchase,
how to contact the purchaser, nature of the problem (photos are
helpful), and address where the product is located. We
will investigate any claim and take appropriate action within
30 days of delivery of notice of such claim.
This warranty shall govern the liability of WoodMax and supercedes
all prior representations and warranties, written or oral, including
any contained in the purchaser’s purchase order or invoice. This
warranty extends only to the original purchaser and is not transferable
or assignable by the original purchaser. This warranty
is not extended to any third party. No dealer, employee
or representative of Woodmax has the authority to change or expand
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