Beautiful residential and commercial stile and rail fire rated doors, built to your exact specifications

With South Shore Millwork’s custom fire doors and frames, you don’t have to sacrifice style for safety.

South Shore Millwork’s stile and rail fire rated doors are not only made to meet the highest quality construction standards of up to 90-minute fire ratings, they are also custom-made to your exact design specifications. If you can imagine it, we can build it.

Meeting the standards

Twenty through 90-minute residential and commercial stile and rail fire rated doors feature full panel relief and are carefully engineered to match our non fire rated doors, for a uniform look throughout your commercial or residential project.

Our residential and commercial stile and rail fire rated doors have been specially engineered and tested to maintain a standard 1-3/4″ thickness up to a 90-minute fire rating. You do not need to jump to the 2-1/4” thickness with our doors.

  • All South Shore Millwork’s stile and rail fire doors comply with the following standards: UBC7-2-1997, UL 10-C (positive pressure), NFPA 252 (1995),ASTM-252, and UL10-B (neutral pressure). Read more about how we meet the industry standards.

Architectural flexibility and consistency

  • Choose a hardwood species such as Mahogany or White Oak. Next, choose a style. Style is only limited by your imagination. Then, leave the rest up to our talented team of craftsmen to create your beautiful external and internal fire doors.
  • For a striking, consistent look throughout your entire property, let us build all your doors, including non fire-rated doors.

If you are looking for residential or commercial stile and rail fire rated doors, built to your exact specifications, let the talented professionals here at South Shore Millwork help. Our Boston,Massachusetts area millshop team can create custom design millwork elements to fit any style. Services include design, engineering, project management, fabrication, finish, delivery, and installation provided in the Boston area, throughout New England and beyond.

Call Wayne Barthe today at 508-226-5500 or email him at wbarthe@southshoremillwork.com.

 

 

Stave Cores for Doors

Our custom stave cores for wood doors are designed to perform, inside and out.

wood stave core for doorsNo other architectural woodwork takes more abuse than a door. At South Shore Millwork, we strongly encourage our customers to use stave core construction in doors with exposure to the elements, such as residential, commercial and industrial exterior doors and interior doors that will experience heavy usage.  Our stave core doors look amazing and offer greater firmness and resistance to breakage, which is important at hardware cutouts and glass openings.

Our high-quality, custom-made stave core is made by bonding together small pieces of wood to form a core blank.  Once bonded, it is sanded to a uniform thickness.  Finger-jointed hard, soft, or rot resistant wood cores provide stability for all types of wood as well as book matching capabilities.

South Shore Millwork has stave cores available for 1-7/8” to 2-3/8” thick doors and up to 120” long and are made to your custom specifications and wood species. Contact us for high performing stave cores to be used for your doors or in ours.

Fire Rated Doors Can Have Style!

full panel fire rated doorFire rated doors offer homes and commercial properties protection against the spread of fire and smoke. However general contractors, architects, and interior designers experience design constraints due to limited choices available by mass-produced, production line assembled doors. But function and safety concerns don’t have to outweigh style thanks to South Shore Millwork’s custom capabilities.We can work almost any custom design feature into our fire rated doors carefully designed and engineered to match other non-rated doors. Matter-of-fact, we can provide all the doors for your project – fire rated or not.

 

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flush fire rated door with plant on moulding

So you no longer need to settle for flush doors with plant-on mouldings when it comes to fire doors. South Shore Millwork’s fire rated doors offer full panel relief, engineered to match the profiles of other non-rated panel doors.

Doors are offered in both paint grade MDF and stain grade wood construction. Other manufacturers force you to make the jump to 2 ¼” thick doors for higher fire ratings but not us. We have specially engineered and tested our fire doors to maintain a standard 1 ¾” thickness up to a 90-minute fire rating.

In addition, we offer both neutral and positive pressure 20-minute fire rated doors and positive pressure 45-, 60-, and 90-minute fire rated doors. Please click on the link to see a complete list of our offerings.

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full panel relief

If you are looking for fire rated doors with style for your next project, let the talented professionals here at South Shore Millwork help. Our Boston, Massachusetts area based luxury millwork company can create custom design millwork elements to fit any style. Services include design, engineering, project management, fabrication, finish, delivery, and installation provided in the Boston area, throughout New England and beyond.

Our Custom Doors are Open to Possibilities…

custom door entryand the possibilities are endless!  No matter what kind of custom door you are looking for, South Shore Millwork has the skill and products to meet your demands.  We custom make a wide variety of doors from entry doors to interior doors to fire doors.  Classic or modern, we can create the exact door you need.  Like everything we produce, your door will be unique.  We hand make every door, never using conveyor belts or production lines.  Yet we utilize the most up-to-date CNC machining equipment for sizing and mortising your door hardware.

Interior Doorscustom door interior mahogany pocket door
Interior doors include sliding doors, pocket doors, folding doors, blind doors, French doors, Dutch doors, flush doors, panel doors, and louver doors.  Interior doors can make or break the interior design of a home or commercial space, however the importance of their design is often overlooked.  Vanessa Brunner of Houzz explains “a beautiful door is one of those subtle necessities that can make a big difference in … style.  Like trim or moulding, most doors go fairly unnoticed, but they can have a dramatic effect on the look of the room.”  And you can turn to South Shore Millwork for help.  We work closely with clients to ensure our work reflects the lifestyle and personality of each project.

Exterior Entrance Doorscustom door oak entry
When designing a home or business, the entrance is always a very important element of the overall design.  We can create a front door that will set your project apart from the rest, creating instant visual impact and serving as a fitting introduction to the rest of the space.  Whether you require a historic reproduction or a sleek modern look, commercial or residential, we can help you create it.

Fire Rated Doors
Fire doors offer homes and commercial properties protection against the spread of fire and smoke.  If you’ve always thought that the requirement for fire rated doors meant compromising the design aspect of the job, think again.  Here at South Shore Millwork we can create hundreds of different style fire rated doors.  We can match existing non-rated doors to give a clean consistent look with the same details as standard doors.  You won’t even be able to tell it’s a fire door.

And while most other fire door manufacturers only offer higher fire ratings with a thicker door, we have specially designed our fire doors to maintain standard 1 ¾” thickness for ratings up to 90-minutes.  We also offer 20-minute fire rated glass doors, yet another way to maintain safety and style in your project.

Stave Cores & Stave Core Doorsstave core
Wood stave core is made by bonding together small pieces of wood to form a core blank.  Once bonded, it is sanded to a uniform thickness.  We offer stave cores for 1 7/8” to 2 3/8” thick doors and up to 120” long.

Finger-jointed hard, soft, or rot resistant stave cores provide stability for all types of wood doors. In addition “stave core doors offer greater stiffness and resistance to breakage” notes Algoma Hardwoods.  They go on to say that “this is especially true at hardware cutouts and glass openings… and should be specified for use on projects or areas where doors may be subject to heavy usage or abuse.”

Whatever type of custom door you are looking for, leave it to the experts at South Shore Millwork to create it.  We have built a reputation for uncompromising quality and unparalleled service; providing custom woodworking, mouldings, windows, and doors throughout the Boston area, New England, and beyond.