Walnut wood is becoming a very
popular choice for internal doors with its rich dark grain offering
a sophisticated wow factor to the interior design of the
Walnut wood is a solid, dense wood with
a tight grain, which allows it to be polished to a pleasingly
smooth finish. Walnut Doors come in varying shades from a really
rich purple/black finish through dark chocolate colourings to much
lighter creamy tones.
Walnut Fire Doors are also available,
though the price obviously goes up to between the £450-£550 mark
for an FD30 / FD60 rated fire door.
Doors are not the easiest goods to
deliver so be sure to check on delivery costs and handling fees
when buying online. Many merchants will hide these costs until you
are well into the check out process, so if you can't see the costs
clearly highlighted on the product page, probably best to give them
a call and double-check to save yourself time.
Excuse the plug but just so you know,
Ken's Yard offer FREE handling on all their doors for orders over
£600. Otherwise a £60 handling fee will apply. Similarly, delivery
is free to mainland UK for all orders over £100.
Okay, sales pitch over, back to the
doors. Obviously, all manner of styles and designs are available,
though the more modern styles are proving more popular. Some style
examples are illustrated and explained below.
The doors pictured above illustrate the
rich purple / black finish proving a popular choice in the walnut
doors market. They are engineered doors with a hardwood core and a
polished walnut veneer.
Below is an example of the combination
doors that are also starting to appear on the market. Available in
all of your standard sizes as well as fire rated to FD30 or FD60
resistance, they have a stylish modern look to them with base woods
interlaid with other wood types. For example, the Nirvana door
below which has only just come on to the market this year is
constructed from Walnut wood, with Ash and Oak inlays to form an
off-aligned stripe down the right hand side of the door.