The Pola Custom Interior Pivot Door is faced with 6” wide vertical planks made from veneered MDF. The 1/16" square grooves between planks reveal MDF that can painted, stained, or left clear. If you prefer a solid wood face showing no MDF in reveals, please contact us about a custom door quote.
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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 5 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.
Measurements to Know
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.
The Frame Width is the actual width of the door jamb. When determining the frame width 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 inches wide, order a frame width of 47 1/2 inches.
The Frame Height is the actual height of the door jamb. When determining the frame height 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 96 inches tall, order a frame height of 96 1/2 inches.
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
This exotic reddish-brown wood is desired for its rarity, strength, and beauty. It is very durable, and resists swelling and warping, making it ideal for marine uses and high moisture areas.
Walnut wood is strong, hard, and exceptionally durable, without being excessively heavy. It is straight-grained in the trunk of the tree, but possesses a wavy grain in wood found closer to the roots. Walnut wood finishes beautifully, holding paint and stain exceptionally well, and is resistent to shrinking and warping.
Oak wood is strong, durable, and resistant to moisture. It is a heavy wood and finishes well. Because of its hardness, it has a good density with a medium to course texture.
Grown in the eastern half of the United States, Cherry was often used in original colonial American furniture-making. Cherry wood is moderately hard, strong, and close-grained with a high resistance to warping. Its light to reddish brown color deepens with age and exposure to sunlight.
Probably the most popular wood we build with and more resistant to weathering issues than even Red Oak, this hardwood is known for its high strength properties and its durability. It's moisture movement is medium and it has a good density with a medium to course texture.
Alder is almost white when freshly cut but quickly changes on exposure to air to light brown with a yellow or reddish tinge. The wood is fairly straight grained with a uniform texture. Alder is a relatively soft hardwood of medium density that has low bending strength, shock resistance and stiffness.
We will pre-drill the door for a handle with 2 3/8 in. or 2 3/4 in. backset. Standard bore diameter is 2 1/8 in.
The term "backset" refers to the distance from the edge of the door to the center of the bore hole.
We can mortise the door for many entry lock sets. Please contact us directly to configure your specific requirements.
See the diagram below for more details.
If you wish for us to prep for a handle you purchase from another vendor, you will need to provide us with the specifications for the handle or lockset so we can properly prep. Alternatively, you may decide that you want to wait and have a local carpenter prep the for the door handle. In that case, you do not need to provide us with the hardware specifications.
Standard Handle Prep
Swing configuration defines the direction of the door motion and from which side the pivot is placed. You can choose either a Right-hand Swing or a 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 swing, imagine you are looking at the door from the outside. If the pivot point is on the left side, it is a left-hand swing. If the pivot point is on the right-hand side, the door is a right-hand swing.
Use the diagram below to help identify which configuration will serve your project best.
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.
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|
|30" - 34" ...........||3"|
|35" - 39" ...........||4"|
|39" - 41" ...........||5"|
|42" - 44" ...........||6"|
|45" - 48" ...........||8"|
In almost all cases, customers will wish to specify the Standard Free-swing pivot hardware, which allows the door to move as a standard hinge hardware would. We offer the Closer hardware upgrade for customers using the door in commercial applications or for customers who want the doors to always return to a fixed position automatically.
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 5 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 Weeks to Ship
If five 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 three 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.
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