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Indonesian Teak Doors

Posted in Architectural Elements by gadogadointl on August 20, 2009

One element of Indonesian architecture that can easily be integrated into design projects with fantastic results are antique teak doors.  These can either be used functionally or as a partial wall or screen adding visual separation to a room or patio space.  They can also be used as a headboard for a bed by mounting them against a wall.

Antique Javanese Teak Doors (25"W x 75.5"H x 1"Th)

Antique Javanese Teak Doors (25"W x 75.5"H x 1"Th)

These antique and vintage teak doors come from traditional Central and East Javanese houses.  There is no “standard size”–either height or width–this depended on the height of the owner of the house!

If these doors are to be used in new construction, it is relatively easy to create jambs and surrounds that match the doors.  However, if you are trying to replace an existing door, some modifications may be needed.  Gado Gado has a large selection of antique teak doors, and a supply of reclaimed teak to create jambs, casing, and for doors smaller than US standard sizes, material to augment the height or width to match your application.

Old Painted Doors, Solid Teak (27"W x 68.5"H x 1.25"Th)

Old Painted Doors, Solid Teak (27"W x 68.5"H x 1.25"Th)

Many doors still have remnants of the original paint in the wood grain, giving the doors a bit of soft color against the rich, natural brown patina of the teak wood.

Antique Teak Doors w/ Newly Carved Raised Relief Panels (35"W x 83"H x 1.25"Th)

Antique Teak Doors w/ Newly Carved Raised Relief Panels (35"W x 83"H x 1.25"Th)

Other doors still have the majority of the original paint, often in vibrant greens, blues, reds and yellows.  This particular set would make a striking statement as exterior patio doors.

Old Teak Doors, Original Paint (24"W x 84"H x 1.5"Th)

Old Teak Doors, Original Paint (24"W x 84"H x 1.5"Th)

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