The Pola door has a 1/4" thick solid hardwood covering. This style is made from solid wood planks roughly 6" wide running vertically, with 1/8" square grooves between planks.
If you choose a single, double, or transom sidelight from the drop-down options below, the window unit will be built into the door jamb.
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The purchase price includes both the door slab and jamb. The jamb is assembled and prepped during manufacturing, then disassembled for shipping. Unit comes with the pivot hardware already installed in both the slab and the jamb. Door ships stain ready (needs stain and clear-coat).
Handle sold separately.
Lead-time is currently 6 weeks. Ships FedEx Freight, curbside delivery (3-5 business days).
You have the option to customize the style of this door. If you provide us with the details, we can send you a formal bid for an upcoming project. Simply send us a description or an image of the door you want built. Feel free to call or email us to place an order with a sales rep.
Because each door we make is sized specifically for the project, you are not restricted to any standard sizes.
When sizing the door you will need to consider two principle measurements, rough opening and frame size. See the image below for reference.
The rough opening is the distance from stud to stud for framing purposes. We advise that you build a rough opening that is ½ in. wider and 1/2 in. taller than the total door unit. We find that this allows for sufficient shimming and adjustments during installation.
Net Frame Size: Width and Height
This is the size of the actual door jamb. When determining the net frame size you want to put in a number that is at least a half inch less than the rough opening size to allow room to square and level the door. For example, for a rough opening 48 in., order a net frame size of 47 1/2 in.
Choosing a Wood Species...
We offer a range of wood species to go standard with our doors. If you would like something other than what we have, in most cases we can source other wood types that are not listed below, though prices will vary.
As you decide which wood you'll choose, the most important factor is how the wood species goes with the overall design of the door and your project. If you have specific questions about what wood to choose that are not answered here, feel free to reach out to us.
Our Standard Selection
Jamb depth depends on the thickness of the walls into which the door unit will be placed. Most walls are studded out with 2x4’s or 2x6’s, and so, our most common jamb depths are 4 5/8 in. and 6 5/8 in., respectively. Usually the jamb is flush with the interior and exterior wall covering, with the seam covered by casing.
We have standard jamb depths of
4 5/8 in.
5 1/4 in.
5 1/2 in.
6 5/8 in.
7 1/2 in.
If you wish for us to provide a jamb depth different from one of our standard options, please contact us.
Jamb Depth Dimension
You may choose between two different finishes for the aluminum threshold cover plate: black or grey.
Black (Dark Bronze Anodized)
Grey (Mill Finish Aluminum)
You can choose from two standard threshold configurations, depending upon your project specifications: type 1 or type 2.
If there is any type of wood covering on the interior of the house, you will need a type 2. The type 2 threshold has a 90 degree angle on the interior facing side for the wood covering to butt up against.
If the exterior floor is the same level as the interior floor, you will need a type 1 threshold. More commonly, though, the exterior floor is lower than the interior floor and you will need a type 2 threshold.
Deadbolt and Handleset Prep
Standard Handle Prep
When you order your pivot-hung entryway, you have options when it comes to how the door will swing. Though 99% of the time, you will want a door that swings into the interior (in-swing), we are set up to build jambs where the door swings out to the exterior (pushing your visitors out of the pathway of your tremendous door).
However, when it comes to right-hand or left-hand swing, the layout of your installation site will determine the swing configuration. To determine if the door is left-hand or right-hand in-swing, imagine you are looking at the door from the street. If the pivot point is on the left side, it is a left-hand in-swing. If the pivot point is on the right-hand side, the door is a right-hand in-swing.
Diagram of Potential Configurations
Swing configuration defines the direction of the door motion and from which side the pivot is placed
The pivot placement is the distance the pivot pin will be placed away from the vertical edge of the rough opening. Generally speaking, we suggest placing the pivot over one quarter of the distance of the door width. We find that this presents a solid aesthetic for most door dimensions. See table below for suggested pivot placements.
If your rough opening is 48” and you choose a 9” pivot placement, the door will roughly have a 37” pass through opening. You want to ensure you leave at least a 36” opening. (Rough opening width - pivot placement measurement - 4 in. for jamb = a number greater than 36). See picture for details or contact us for clarification.
|Door Slab Width||Pivot Placement|
|42" - 44" ...........||4"|
|45" - 47" ...........||6"|
|48" - 53" ...........||9"|
|54" - 60" ...........||12"|
|61" - 66" ...........||15"|
|67" - 70" ...........||18"|
|71" - 74" ...........||21"|
|75" - 80" ...........||24"|
|81" - 86" ...........||30"|
You have the option of having a clear glass or frosted white glass.
Free-swing Pivot Hinge
Our standard pivot hardware is a durable, specially engineered free-swing pivot hinge. This pivot hardware works for a wide range of doors, from small to very large. No matter the door size, the free-swing pivot hinge allows for effortless door operation. The hardware incorporates sets of ball-bearings for smooth, long-lasting performance. The door swings freely around the pivot point. There are no springs or tension pulling the door closed.
Closer, Dorma BTS/80
In commercial applications and in rare residential applications, we install a bottom closer. The bottom closer creates constant tension on the door’s swing to pull the door into the closed position. This means one must hold the door in order to keep it open. With a closer the door will not rest in an open position unless the hold-open feature is activated, which holds the door open at a 100° angle.
Standard 6 Weeks to Ship
Your door leaves the shop six weeks from order confirmation. Allow additional time* for freight delivery. See map below for approximate transit times to your region.
Rush 3-1/2 Weeks to Ship
If 6 six weeks is not soon enough, we can get you a custom door in a month or less if you choose the Rush Option. The additional charge covers paying the extra hours worked by the production team and the cost of Fedex Freight Priority Shipping, which cuts down delivery time. The door will ship 3 1/2 weeks from the date of order confirmation. Allow additional time* for freight delivery. See map below for approximate transit times to your region.
*Pivot Door Company guarantees ship dates; we do not guarantee delivery times. Ship times depend on the carrier. That being said, we have come to trust and see great reliability in Fedex Freight.
In many cases, customers wish to purchase sidelights for their door units. We build sidelights directly into the door unit, so the jamb and sidelights connect seamlessly. All you need to do is tell us what kind of sidelights you want, what size they should be and what kind of glass you want.
You can choose between the following sidelight configurations:
- Right Sidelight
- Left Sidelight
- Transom light
- Double Sidelight
- Left Sidelight with Transom
- Right Sidelight with Transom
- Double Sidelight with Transom
Sidelight placement is specified with reference to the exterior view. If you want a 12" sidelight that is on the right side when viewed from the exterior, click on the dropdown options under "Right Sidelight" and select the option: 12" right sidelight. If you want a double sidelight, simply a size under both the the Right Sidelight and Left Sidelight options. Double sidelights can be of different sizes.
This is the size of the actual Sidelight jamb. When inputting the net frame size you want to put in a number that is at least a half inch less than the rough opening size to allow room to square and level the unit. The door will be built with the sidelight attached so be sure to input the height of the door and the height of the sidelight the same. Example: 48" X 98" door with a 18" X 98" sidelight will get you a door and sidelight combo that measures 66" X 98" (the rough opening size should be somewhere around 66 1/2" X 98 1/2").
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