Frequently Asked Questions01
Is my door "prebuilt" or "built to order"?
All orders are built to order.
How long does it take for delivery?
Under normal circumstances production times range from 4-6 weeks as all orders are custom built to order. Deliveries to the East Cost in the USA are typically 3-5 business days, West Cost in the USA are typically 5-7 business days, Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico are typically 10-14 business days. Deliveries to any location in Canada are typically 5-10 business days, exceptions may apply due to customs inspections and/or delays.
How will by order be delivered?
Orders inside of the Northeast US typically ship in our company delivery trucks when possible, orders are typically shrink wrapped with cardboard liners on the top and bottom. All orders outside of the Northeast US (NY, NJ, NH, OH, PA, CT, RI, LI, MA, MD, ME, VT, DE, VA and WV) are shipped via Fedex Freight Shipping with liftgate service, orders are foam wrapped and crated. For orders that are crated you will need a screw gun with a phillips head tip to remove the top of the crate. If your order is shipped via Fedex Freight we will email you the tracking code once the order has shipped, you will want to track the order and expect a phone call from the local Fedex Freight hub to your address as they will call to setup a delivery date and time. Freight delivery is curbside only delivery, curbside delivery service provides delivery of your item(s) to the curb at the end of your driveway. This service does not include set up or assembly of items or removal of packaging materials.
Will my door be predrilled for hardware (track hardware, handle, etc)?
If you order the track hardware and/or handle from Designer Doors and Woodworking we machine for those items, if you order the track hardware and/or handle from anyone else you will need to machine for their specific hardware configuration. Doors with the mirror 1 side option OR Chevron Arrow design will NOT be predrilled for the handle hardware as the handle location will depend on which way you face the side of the door with the mirror.
What does Paint Grade and Stain Grade mean?
Paint Grade by default is 1 1/2" thick cabinet grade Poplar, primed white ready for paint. Customers may need to wipe down and/or lightly sand with a sanding sponge (recommended) prior to painting the door.
Stain Grade is 1 1/2" thick wood in whatever wood species that you select (ie. Poplar, Pine, Cherry, Alder, White Oak, Red Oak, Mahogany, Black Walnut, etc), Stain Grade doors ship as raw wood ready for stain and/or clear coat. Customers may need to wipe down and/or lightly sand with a sanding sponge (recommended) prior to staining and/or clear coating the door.
NOTE: Doors with glass panels or stopped in molding around the wood panel openings will need to fill the nail holes prior to finishing.
Does Designer Doors and Woodworking install?
Designer Doors and Woodworking is the door manufacturer, we do not do the installation. Most customers install themselves or hire a local contractor and for legality purposes we can not recommend contractors.
Where can I download installation manuals?
The hardware and installation manuals can be downloaded by clicking on the following link.
Where can I download product data sheets?
The product data sheets can be downloaded by clicking on the following link.
Where can I download the warranty documents?
Our limited warranty documents can be downloaded by clicking on the following link.