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Exterior Pivoting Wall System

The Exterior Pivoting Wall System is a configuration of exterior doors that form a wall when each door is in the closed position. Each door operates independently of the other doors.

Please contact us about a formal quote if you are interested in custom options or configurations not listed in this product description.


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Exterior Pivoting Wall System

Please contact us for custom designs and specifications not listed here.

Phone: 719-425-4289

Product Overview

  • Door are built with 1/4 in. solid wood face.
  • Door core construction is double-reinforced steel grid.
  • Door are prepped with pivot hardware and weather seals.
  • Wood face is raw and unfinished, shipped stain-ready.
  • Jamb is broken down for shipping.
  • Lead time is 6 weeks (rush production available).
  • Product ships FedEx Freight with a 3-5 day ship time in addition to lead time.

Included with Order

  • Wall system doors
  • Jamb posts, header, threshold
  • Pivot hardware
  • Weatherstripping

*Handle and lock sets sold separately.



Product available in customer-defined sizes:

  • Wall Unit Width (in.): 86 - 288
  • Wall Unit Height (in.): 72 - 144
  • Jamb Depth (in.): 4 5/8, 5 1/4, 5 1/2, 6 5/8, 7 1/2
  • Door Thickness (in.): 2 1/4
  • Rough Opening: Add 1/2 in. to the width and height dimensions
  • Pivot Distance: 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, or 1/5 of door width, or 4 in.

Contact us for custom dimensions not listed above.

Warranty / Certifications

Product comes with a two-year limited warranty.

Product carries no certifications.


  • Deadbolt and Handleset Prep: Customer-specified
  • Wood Type (choose one): Mahogany (Sapele), Walnut, White Oak, Paint Grade, Knotty Alder, Red Oak, Cherry
  • Wood Finish: Unfinished, raw wood (stain-ready)
  • Glass Insulation (for designs with glass): double-paned, insulated
  • Glass Pattern (for designs with glass): Clear or frosted
  • Brickmold/Casing: not included
  • Door Style: Modern
  • Door Construction: Wood face, steel core
  • Door Design (choose one): Solace, Dina, Line, Katti, Robyn, Verena, Flat, Glass, Finn, Urban, Lassen, Hannah, Sydney, Eame, Pola
  • Door Type: Exterior, pivot-hung, wall system
  • Frame Material: Wood
  • Hinge Type: Center-hung pivot
  • Pivot Hardware (choose one): Standard Free-swing, Dorma Closer Upgrade
  • Swing Configuration (choose one): Right-hand In-swing, Left-hand In-swing, Right-hand Out-swing, Left-hand Out-swing
  • Threshold Configuration (choose one): Type 1, Type 2
  • Threshold Color (choose one): Black (Dark Bronze Anodized), Grey (Mill Finish Aluminum)
  • Returnable: No return on custom-built products

Buying Helps

Below are a number of explanations to help in determining what options you will choose from the drop down menus.

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.

Rough Opening

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.

Frame Width

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.

Frame Height

The Frame Height is the actual height of the door jamb. This includes the the header and threshold. 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.

Measurements for pivot door wall system

Number of Doors

You must choose the number of doors that make up the wall system. We will use the Frame Width and the Number of Doors to calculate the width of the individual doors in the wall system. For example, if the frame width is 120 inches and you indicate that the Number of Doors in the wall system should be 5, the individuals doors will be approximately 24 inches wide. If the frame width is 120 inches and you indicate the Number of Doors should be 4, the individual doors will be approximately 30 inches wide. If the frame width is 120 inches and you indicate the Number of Doors should be 3, the individual doors will be approximately 40 inches wide. Please contact us directly if you wish to configure the wall system and door widths differently.

Door Style

You may choose from a number of our popular interior doors styles. Please use the diagram below to to identify which door style you wish to incorporate into the wall system design. Contact us with questions about custom styles.

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Wood Type

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 wood types that are not listed below, though prices will vary.

Our Standard Selection

images of different wood types

Jamb Depth

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 drawn out in the image above is an inset of the drawing under "Choosing a Door Size".

Jamb Depth Dimension

drawing that shows how jamb measurement relates to wall measurement

Inset from Door Size Diagram

Threshold Color

You may choose between two different finishes for the aluminum threshold cover plate: black or grey.

photos of black anodized aluminum thresholds

Black (Dark Bronze Anodized)

photos of gray anodized aluminum thresholds

Grey (Mill Finish Aluminum)

Threshold Type

You can choose from two standard threshold configurations, depending upon your project specifications: type 1 or type 2. sideview drawings showing details for pivot door threshold

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.

Swing Configuration

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

Diagram of four different swing configurations

Pivot Placement

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.

The pivot placement indicates where your want the doors in the wall system to pivot. The pivot distance can be 1/4 the width of the door, which means the pivot will be placed a quarter of the way into the door. If you choose a pivot distance of 1/2 the width of the door, the pivot will be placed in the center of the door on each door in the wall system. You may also choose a fixed pivot distance of 4 inches, regardless of the door width. Please contact us if you need a custom pivot placement. See the diagram below for a visual representation. 

Pivot Hardware

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 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.

Map showing delivery times in North America
Fedex Freight Economy
Ship Times from Colorado Springs

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.

Map showing delivery times in North America
Fedex Freight Priority
Ship Times from Colorado Springs

*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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