Glossary

Classic – A door style name the Frameport brand uses to denote a narrow size of louver (1.25”) as opposed to the wider Plantation size of louver (2.25”).

Door Height – The vertical measurement of the door itself. This will differ from the measurement of the door opening width. The difference between the two is the amount of space, or clearance, required for things like hardware, flooring and movement of the door in the opening.

Door Thickness – The measurement of the door from the front to the back. Typical door thicknesses are 1” to 1-3/8” thick for interior bifold, barn, sliding and passage doors, and 1-3/4” thick for exterior doors.

Door Width – The horizontal measurement of the door itself. This will differ from the measurement of the door opening width. The difference between the two is the amount of space, or clearance, required for things like hardware, flooring and movement of the door in the opening.

Door Panel – A sheet of thin lumber, plywood or composition material inserted into the frame formed by the stiles, rails and mullions of a door.

Double Hip – see Raised Panel Profile

Finished (also: Prefinished) – Products that have been painted or stained.

Hinged Door – An interior or exterior door hung by attaching butts to the stile so that the door swings on a vertical axis.

Inside Delivery – an additional service provided by carriers for freight orders not shipped on common parcel carriers such as UPS and FedEx. Inside delivery is standardized across the industry to mean delivery of the shipment across the first threshold of a home/building.

Interior Door Frames – A pieces of wood stock used to encase and finish the rough wall framing of a door opening.

Jamb – The vertical portions of the door frame to which the door hinges and strike plate are mounted.

Louver – A set of angled slats or flat strips fixed at regular intervals in a door to allow air or light to pass through.

Nominal Size – The standardized market dimension of a door, as opposed to the actual dimensions to accommodate things such as the doors hardware, flooring, etc. Just like a 2” x 4” piece of lumber is not actually two inches by four inches in dimension, a door fitted into an opening must be slightly smaller.

Natural (also: Raw) – Products that have not been primed, painted or stained; untreated or finished wood.

Ovolo – See Sticking Profile

Panel – A wood surface fixed within the surrounding framework (stiles, rails & mullions) of the door.

Panel Profile – A door panel, fixed within the stile & rail framework of a door, can be flat or raised. If raised, it can be enhanced with additional square, convex or concave profiles on its edges.

Plantation – A door style name the Frameport brand uses to denote a wider size of louver (2.25”) as opposed to the narrower Classic size of louver (1.25”).

Prefinished (also: Finished) - Products that have been painted or stained.

Primed - Products that have been painted with a coat (or multiple coatings) of a high quality wood primer.

Rail – The horizontal pieces that form the structural framework of a door. Depending on the style of door, there can be as many as five rails: top, cross, lock and bottom. There is no direct correlation between the number of rails and the quality and durability of a door.

Raised Panel Profile:

  • Square Hip: A square hip panel profile forms a 90-degree edge at the raised portion of the panel.
  • Single Hip: A single hip panel profile has one concave surface at the raised portion of the panel.
  • Double Hip: A double hip panel profile has two scalloped concave surfaces at the raised portion of the panel.

Raw (also: Natural) – Products that have not been primed, painted or stained; untreated or finished wood.

Single Hip – see Raised Panel Profile

Sliding Door – A door which slides in a horizontal direction parallel to a wall of the structure drawn across an aperture on a groove or suspended from a track, rather than turning on hinges.

Square – see Sticking Profile

Sticking – A wood profile cut or applied to the framework (stiles, rails & mullions) of a door.

Sticking Profiles:

  • None: This applies when a door does not have panels (full louvered doors), or is a flush door.
  • Square: A 90-degree profile on the inside edge of a panel door’s framework (stiles, rails & mullions).
  • Ovolo: A convex profile, usually a quarter section of a circle and similar to the profile of a quarter round with small 90-degree steps on top and bottom on the inside edge of a panel door’s framework (stiles, rails & mullions).

Stile – The vertical pieces that create the structural framework of a door.