At RealCraft Carriage Doors we put quality and craftsmanship above all else. From the moment you call us to the day your door is installed, we're here to make your dream doors a reality. Our handcrafted carriage and entry doors have been featured in some of the most popular TV shows and magazines in the industry. Each carriage door is made from premium wood and built by skilled artisans in the Pacific Northwest.
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Introducing the Mid-Century Modern Pivot Door with Side Window from RealCraft! This handcrafted solid wood pivot door is elegant, functional, and built to last. Featuring vertical wood planks and an offset vertical glass panel, it's the perfect statement-making entry door for any home or office space. When rendered in a wood like Knotty Alder, this Mid-Century Modern Pivot Door with Side Window blends modern sophistication with rustic texture.
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The Mid-Century Modern Pivot Door with Side Window is inspired by the clean lines and minimalistic aesthetics of the mid-century era. This door features vertical wood planks accompanied by a single offset vertical glass panel. This design provides both privacy and natural light. True to the MCM design ethos, this door balances form and function.
The pivot hinge mechanism allows for larger and taller doors, efficiently distributing the weight for smooth operation. Choose between a freestyle turnstile pivot or the M+ pivot, which offers adjustable holding and damping, allowing the door to stay open when needed. The M+ pivot also features adjustable closure speeds, making it ADA Friendly Access Compatible.
Like all RealCraft entry doors, the Mid-Century Modern Pivot Door is available in twenty wood species, including American classics like Premium Walnut, Hickory, and Cherry, as well as exotic options like Bubinga, Padauk, and Wenge. Handcrafted by skilled artisans with traditional joinery techniques, this door is built to last. It's imbued with the passion and expertise of its makers.
Our exterior pivot doors include an exclusive white oak threshold and brush sweep to prevent water damage to the jamb. We test-fit the pivot hardware in the threshold to ensure correct placement, making installation a breeze. The door jamb is available in the same wood species as the door for a luxurious finish. Sidelights and transoms with insulated glass can be added to further enhance your entryway.
Skilled artisans make all our doors by hand onsite in Gig Harbor, a small seaport town on the Puget Sound in Washington State.
RealCraft offers twenty different wood species, ranging from traditional to exotic.
One of the reasons we love real wood so much is that it carries the character of its natural habitat. Wood species respond differently to humidity and temperature conditions. If you aren't sure which wood species to pick, call us at 1-800-694-5977.
Note that exterior Cedar doors come with a Douglas Fir jamb.
Transom & Sidelights
RealCraft's Transom and Sidelights are made with the same wood as your door, for a cohesive and premium look.
What is a transom?
A transom window refers to a window above a door slab, typically (but not always) separated by a transverse horizontal structural beam.
What are sidelights?
Sidelights are narrow windows that flank a door slab. You can have one side light or two, one on each side of the door. You can also combine one or two sidelights with a transom. Sidelights make your entry door look more visually striking.
Benefits of transom and sidelights:
Our transoms and sidelights are built with the same wood species as your door, for a beautiful custom look
Lets in more natural light
Improves curb appeal
Increases home value
Completely transforms your entryway
Please note that RealCraft Sidelights and Transoms are non-operable, meaning they do not open or close. To add an operable side light or transom, please contact our custom sales department at253-853-3811.
The System M+ Pivot Door Hardware is a versatile top pivot designed to work with all pivot doors. It offers the ability to position the system 70 mm from the door's side, which helps reduce unused space while maintaining the distinctive pivot door movement. The System M+ can be placed in any position between 70 mm and the center of the door, making it suitable for many project specifications. With these features, the M+ is an excellent choice for those seeking a flexible and efficient pivot system for their project.
The M+ Pivot Hardware Benefits
Dual-acting pivot + closer
Minimum thickness: 1-9/16" (40mm)
Hold positions at ±90° and 0°
Closing to 0° from ±90° and ±125°
Adjustable Damper Control
Adjustable Back-check providing resistance upon opening
Unlimited door height
Class 5 Corrosion Resistance
ADA-compliant models are available
Three independent speed adjustments.
Door Handing & Swing Direction
To determine door handing: Stand with your back to the side of the jamb where the pivot will be closest to. Then let your arm be the door and note whether the door swings to your right or your left. If it swings to your left, it is a left-handed door. If it swings to your right, it is a right-handed door.
To determine “inswing” or “outswing”: First, stand outside your house. Then, when your door opens does it open into the house? Then it is an inswing door. Does it open out from the house? Then it is an outswing door.
Note: Inswing doors are more typical for entry doors.
Pre-Hung Door Jambs
Door jambs are made of the same wood as the door for a cohesive look no matter what wood you choose.
Jamb measurements: Door width plus 2 3/8"
Minimum rough opening: Door width plus 2 ¾"
Pre-Hung Door Threshold & Sweep
Our exclusive white oak threshold offers superior water protection and wear resistance. For pivot doors specifically, we use a brush weather sweep set into the bottom of the door. Kerfed weatherstripping is standard. If you need an ADA threshold, call us.
Our doors are designed to be low maintenance. If you live in a place that has big temperature changes between seasons, you may need to tighten or lubricate your hinges from time to time. You should also adjust the door sweep to make sure it keeps the door sealed against the elements over time.
Our Osmo oil hardwax finishes may need a refresh every 1-3 years depending on their exposure to elements. Large temperature & humidity changes, direct exposure to sunlight, and seaside environments all can affect how often a door needs refreshing. Unlike plastic based varnishes, Our Osmo oil hardwax finishes don’t chip or flake off, so you don’t have to sand them to refinish. Simply clean the wood surface and reapply the finish, removing excess and rubbing in for best results.
If your door gets dirty (weather, pets, children, etc.) you can clean it with a gentle soap and water. If you have to clean the hinges for any reason, make sure they dry thoroughly.
For frequently asked questions about choosing a door and hardware see our FAQ page. And feel free to reach out any time to speak to a qualified consultant by calling (253) 853-3815.
Ordering a pre-hung door means the door jamb is included. Therefore measurements for pre-hung doors should take into account the overall Unit Measurements and the Minimum Rough Opening where it will be installed.
Calculating Unit Width Measurements for Pre-hung Doors
With no sidelights: Door Width + 2-3/8" for Unit Width + 3/8" minimum for Rough Opening Width
With one sidelight: Door Width + Sidelight Width + 4-1/2" for Unit Width + 3/8" minimum for Rough Opening Width
With two sidelights: Door Width + Sidelight Widths + 6-3/4" for Unit Width + 3/8" minimum for Rough Opening Width
Calculating Unit Height Measurements for Pre-hung Doors
With no transom: Door Height + 2-5/8" for Unit Height + 3/8" minimum for Rough Opening Height
With transom: Door Height + Transom Height + 4-5/8" for Unit Height + 3/8" minimum for Rough Opening Height
Please note that any door or door unit that measures more than 90 inches in both width and height will be shipped as a kit with jamb legs disassembled and side light glass separate. This is done to comply with crate size limits on freight trucks.
We highly recommend adding a clear finish to your door to protect it and make sure that it is eligible to be covered by our warranty. A clear finish not only protects your door, it also enhances its beauty and brings out the color and detail of the grain.
We offer the following finish options:
White Primer: Added to Paint Grade Hardwood. For this option, we use only high-quality hardwoods like European Beech or Red Grandis. These species provide a smooth surface for paint.
Clear Satin Eurofinish by Osmo: A high-end hand-rubbed hardwax oil that conditions, seals, and finishes the wood.
Oil Stain EuroFinish by Osmo: A high-end hand-rubbed hardwax oil that stains, seals, and finishes the wood.
RealCraft's wood options with Osmo Clear Satin Eurofinish applied:
Click and drag left and right on the image to see how the wood species look Unfinished vs. with Osmo Clear Satin EuroFinish.
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Exceptional Pivot Door Features
A side-by-side comparison showcasing the advantages of RealCraft Pivot Doors.
RealCraft Pivot Doors
Handcrafted Solid Wood Construction
Pre-installed, Adjustable M+ Pivot System
20 Hardwood Species Options
Custom Design Options
Matching Wood Sidelights and Transom Addons
Environmental Commitment: 25 Trees Planted per Door Sold
Handcrafted and tested on-site for an effortless installation.
Made By Hand
We are proud to offer products that are handcrafted from start to finish. With decades of expertise, our artisans mix tradition and innovation to create the most distinctive doors in the market. True masterpieces that will last for decades to come.
The Best Materials
All of our products are built using the best lumber available and are made with 100% Solid Wood, always.
Best in Class Hardware
The System M+ is a versatile top pivot designed to work with all pivot doors. It offers the ability to position the system 70 mm from the door's side, which helps reduce unused space while maintaining the distinctive pivot door movement.
Make it Yours
Add Transom and Sidelites for a complete look.
Giving It Back
For every door we sell, 25 new trees are planted worldwide.
A pivot door is a unique and contemporary door design that operates on a rotating axis, unlike traditional hinged doors. Pivot doors use a pivot point on the top and bottom of the door, creating a smooth and seamless motion. These doors are known for their elegant appearance, spacious entryways, and architectural appeal.
A pivot door works by utilizing a pivot point at the top and bottom of the door, allowing it to swing open in a smooth, circular motion. The pivot point is usually offset from the center, providing a larger entrance and a unique visual appearance.
Yes, pivot doors can be as secure as traditional hinged doors. RealCraft pivot doors are built with solid wood and high-quality hardware, ensuring security and durability. The M+ pivot system, for example, features latch control, ensuring that latching bolts remain closed and doors cannot be easily forced open.
Maintaining a pivot door is simple. Regularly clean the door surface with a damp cloth and mild detergent, and check the pivot hardware for any signs of wear or damage. Periodically lubricate the pivot mechanism with a suitable lubricant to ensure smooth operation and prevent squeaking.
To adjust pivot door hinges, first identify the specific adjustment points on your pivot hardware system. Most systems, including the M+ pivot system, allow for adjustments to the damper control, speed control, and latch control.
Installing a RealCraft pivot door is a straightforward process, thanks to the pre-installed hardware on the door jamb and threshold. This ensures a smoother and more efficient installation. Start by preparing the doorway, ensuring it is level, square, and plumb. Then, follow the provided instructions to attach the pivot hardware to the door and door frame. Once properly aligned, adjust the pivot system settings as needed.
The pre-fitted hardware on RealCraft pivot doors simplifies installation by ensuring that all necessary components are professionally installed and properly aligned before shipment. This reduces the need for on-site adjustments and ensures a smooth, hassle-free installation process.
The M+ pivot door hardware system offers several advantages:
Smooth and controlled door operation with adjustable speed and latch control
Slam-proof functionality for added safety and noise reduction
ADA Friendly Access Compatibility
High-quality materials and craftsmanship for durability and longevity
Ease of installation and adjustment
Choosing a RealCraft pivot door offers numerous benefits:
Handcrafted solid wood construction for superior quality and durability
A wide variety of wood species and customization options
Pre-installed M+ pivot system for ease of installation and smooth operation
Matching wood sidelights and transom addons for a cohesive look
Environmental commitment: 25 trees planted per door sold
Warranty, financing options, and customization consultations
Yes, RealCraft pivot door hardware can handle heavy doors with ease. The M+ system is designed to accommodate a wide range of door weights, from light doors to heavy doors, ranging from 175 lbs to 1000 lbs. This means that even if you have a very large and heavy door, the pivot hardware is more than capable of handling it. RealCraft's commitment to quality and durability ensures that your door operates smoothly and securely, no matter its size or weight.
At RealCraft, we proudly offer a warranty, financing options, and customization consultations to ensure our customers have the best possible experience. We stand by the quality of our products with a warranty, giving you peace of mind in your investment. Our partnership with Bread Financing provides easy and affordable financing options, allowing you to pay for your purchase over time at competitive interest rates. Additionally, our team of experts is available for customization consultations, helping you design the perfect pivot door to match your unique style and preferences.
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