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Stunning Interior Doors Hinge on Fine Hardwood

Gone are the days when doors were afterthoughts or merely functional, unappealing room-to-room transitions. Nowadays, interior doors are an integral part of a home’s design.

With so many species, finishes, styles and sizes to choose from, the design possibilities for premium solid hardwood interior doors are endless. “The only thing limiting your choice is your budget,” said Baird Brothers Steve Stack.  

Why are poplar interior doors a popular choice?

There’s a reason why customers often gravitate toward solid poplar doors. “Poplar is economical, it mills beautifully and it is a very paint friendly hardwood because you’ll see no grain transparency through the paint,” Steve said. Besides poplar, Baird Brothers crafts solid hardwood doors from a variety of species including red oak, white oak, hickory, maple, cherry, ash and walnut. All are available in paint grade, stain grade or prefinished with wood panels, glass panes or a combination of both. 

Traditional Door Styles or Custom Designed Interior Doors…

Unlike the well-known game show, choosing interior doors that will enhance the beauty of your home takes more than luck. With 80+ design configurations to choose from, customers can order custom interior doors to match a historical renovation or to create just the right look for a room. “If any of those designs don’t fit the style, then we can work from a photo, a rough sketch, or even an architectural rendering to create what the customer has in mind,” Steve said.

Need inspiration for doors or other hardwood projects? Check out Baird Brothers on Houzz. Steve shares a few beautiful images of customer door projects. 

Craftsman Meets Contemporary Doors

“I like to call this style a cross-over because it starts with a craftsman base, but crosses over to contemporary when architectural flair is added with raised panels instead of the traditional flat panels,” Steve explains.  The casing around this painted poplar door stays true to the craftsman style.

Craftsman meets contemporary doors


Interior French Doors for Any Style

This solid poplar double French door with 15-light true-divided clear-glass panels is a perfect fit for this impressive Cincinnati home. “The custom arched elliptical transom separated from the door with a keystone creates an added design element,” Steve said, adding that the door allows plenty of light into both rooms to showcase the stunning white oak, walnut, Brazilian cherry and maple patterned hardwood floor.

Interior French doors for any style


Cherry Pocket Doors Provide Space-saving Elegance 

These solid cherry 8-foot-tall two-panel provincial double-pocket doors with a custom raised panel jamb make quite an impression in a gorgeous home just a stone’s throw from Baird Brothers mill in Canfield, Ohio. “Pocket doors are a great option to save space around the door area,” Steve said. “Also, not having to see a door ajar adds to the sophistication of the home’s décor.”

Cherry pocket doors provide space-saving elegance


Interior Doors with Arch Panels

The custom poplar two-panel continental closet door and two-panel double bedroom door with custom casing in this North Lima, Ohio, home are an examples of how arches can elevate design interest. “Rather than placing two matching doors side by side, common arch pairs carry details across both doors,” Steve said, adding that the curved panels make an inviting grand entrance.

 Interior doors with arch panels

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