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Tracy Van Niel
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Username: tracy_van_niel

Post Number: 172
Registered: 04-2002
Posted on Wednesday, April 19, 2006 - 09:14 am:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

Although this isn't near as interesting as the fire extinguishers for combustible metals ... a project architect at my office wants to know if he can get a stile and rail plastic laminate door. I've taken a quick look at the various manufacturers we specify and I can only find flush laminate doors. Is there such a thing?
Susan McClendon
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Username: susan_mcclendon

Post Number: 51
Registered: 01-2005
Posted on Wednesday, April 19, 2006 - 09:52 am:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

I can't imagine covering a traditional stile-and-rail door with high pressure p.lam. -- all those surfaces and moldings! And the infill panels would have to be flat, not contoured. They must be thinking of something else. Perhaps a flush door with full glazing, or glazed with a horizontal rail. Or a molded hardboard face door with a more durable finish. Or a natural wood stile-and-rail with a high quality solid color finish instead of a transparent finish. ??? VT Industries, who have specialized in p.lam. for years, now makes wood veneer and stile-and-rail but not p.lam. stile-and-rail -- that would be a good indicator to me that it's not practical.
John Bunzick, CCS, CCCA
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Username: bunzick

Post Number: 508
Registered: 03-2002
Posted on Wednesday, April 19, 2006 - 01:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

Or, for entrance doors, fiberglass faces.

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