Aug
9

Many building material products have a cold, hard feeling associated with them. Think of concrete or steel. Wood doors are an exception as they can provide a soft, natural and warm feeling while still possessing strength for both performance and endurance. They are wonderful products to include in building projects thanks to their natural beauty …

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Jun
1
Rotary White Birch with Clear Stain (MDF)

Rotary White Birch with Clear Stain (MDF)

Rotary White birch with Clear Stain (HDF)

Flush wood doors can be made in a variety of methods including 3-ply and 5-ply, among other constructions.  While the internal components such as the core, stiles, rails, and cross bands are important features that impact performance attributes, the face veneer …

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Apr
4

ASSA ABLOY Wood Attack Resistant Door Opening

Trade shows might not seem as important these days with so much information available at your fingertips, but nothing compares to seeing and touching the actual products that you’re interested in. ISC West, the security industry’s largest active tradeshow, is this week in Las Vegas and the ASSA …

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Mar
8

The material composition and engineering of doors and frames are crucial for door openings looking to achieve a high level sound transmission class (STC) rating. These components generally get the most attention when specifying an opening with focus on things like insulation and what core material to use. Accessories such as sound seals are often …

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Jan
31

Attack Resistant Opening Testing

Forced Entry Bullet Resistant Opening Testing

These two new specialty door products which have recently launched from ASSA ABLOY brands are similar at first glance, yet serve distinctly separate applications, purpose and performance. You can find detailed information about each individually online, but I’d like to share some of the major …

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