Poplar Interior Door Slab (2 Panel Archtop)
Replace or upgrade existing interior doors with our hand-crafted interior door slabs. The arch top style paneling is ideal for those going for a classic-yet-timeless look.
Made of solid poplar panels, this door is immensely satisfying to open/close and brings a stately look and feel to any room.
Poplar is the perfect wood for interior doors:
- Sturdy but relatively light hardwood that will handle normal wear & tear with ease and last for decades
- Renowned for it's ability to take paint and stains well
- Dense enough to upgrade sound privacy but light enough to stay aligned in your frames and easily open & shut
- Carpenters also prefer poplar as it is a relatively easy wood to work with and finish (great pore density, balance of medium firmness/weight, doesn't have the sappy or knotty qualities of pine)
- Extremely stable wood holds it size and shape (prevents warping which can cause doors to get "stuck")
An excellent option for bedroom, hallway, office, bathroom, closet, and pantry doors.
- Slab Height: 80" (trimmable up to 1/2")
- Slab Width: Available in a variety of widths 18-36"
- Slab Thickness: 1.375" (1 3/8") - standard interior door thickness
- Sand and paint or stain to finish, see our paint category to purchase paint & finishing instructions below
- Flat edge (not "prepped" or mortised for hinges) - trace your existing hinges onto your new slab
- Kiln dried shrink resistant panels to ensure maximum stability (limits wood expansion/contraction/warping)
- Stile & rail construction with true jointed panels for a premium look and feel
Finishing & Installation:
1. Before finishing, remove existing door and trace hinges and lock bore placement onto new door (by laying existing door on top of new door and tracing with a pencil)
2. Bore out lock holes and mortise hinges on new door. Screw hinges onto new door slab.
3. Sand door with 150-180 grit sandpaper (remember to sand back and forth in the direction of the grain)
4. Clean the door (get all of the dust debris off of the surface of the door)
5. Finish the door:
- To stain: Apply a high-quality wood stain and finish with a clear polyurethane topcoat (solvent-borne or waterborne polyurethane)
- To paint: 1. Seal door with oil-based primer. 2. Apply 2 coats of our trim urethane paint or an interior oil-based or acrylic latex paint
6. Hang the door in the existing jambs, wedging shims or underneath the bottom edge of the door while you screw the hinges into the jambs, working from top to bottom
7. Install door lock/hardware
8. Test door swing and alignment (door should not swing open or closed on its own, should latch and open smoothly, should have even spacing all around the door -- you should be able to slide a quarter all the way around the sides and top of the door)
9. Shim door hinges/adjust as needed