Nantucket Island is a place of great beauty, yet it's resilient in the face of the harsh coastal weather of the North Atlantic.
That same resilient beauty is expressed in the Nantucket® Collection by Simpson Door Company. After all, a door should offer a warm welcome to those who approach it, yet resist extreme weather conditions when it needs to.
In the Simpson tradition of exceptional performance, these doors combine durable, weather-resistant wood species with a modified mortise-and-tenon construction technique. The result is a door that will retain its rugged beauty and last for years and years, regardless of what nature sends its way.
Available in your choice of 3 wood species:
Like all Simpson doors, our Nantucket Collection is about building a door that is uniquely your own. That’s why you can choose from three wood species options, each one as beautiful as it is durable. Because the grain patterns and color of natural wood will vary, your door will have a one-of-a-kind texture, warmth and personality.
UltraBlock® Technology (Available in all 1¾" and 2¼" doors) = 5 Year Warranty
A long time favorite of Simpson's most discriminating customers, UltraBlock technology adds a water-resistant composite block in the bottom of the door stiles, where water infiltration can occur in a tough exposure. Our exclusive Weather Seal™ process provides additional protection against moisture penetrating the bottom rail. It's our answer to the galoshes you splashed around in as a kid.
UltraBlock technology is already included on most Simpson entry doors. And for doors that do not include it as a standard, it can be ordered as an option. Simply let your Authorized Dealer know you want UltraBlock in your door.
Maximum protection against extreme weather conditions
Composite block material finger-jointed into the bottom of the stiles eliminates water infiltration.
Order UltraBlock® in all your 1¾" and 2¼" Thick Exterior Doors.
BEAUTIFUL ON THE INSIDE
Simpson uses a variety of innovative techniques to build the best doors. And while there are a number of ways to build a stile and rail wood door, Simpson believes in the enduring quality of a door with engineered stiles. What does that mean? It means your door's stile components, the longest components in the door, are made of multiple pieces of wood rather than a single piece of wood. This adds strength and long-lasting quality while looking exactly as if they were constructed from a single piece of wood.
The all-wood core in a Simpson stile provides incredible strength and durability. And all components in the core are finger-jointed, not edge glued. Finger-joints are superior joints as they have greater gluing surface for added strength.
Outer Edge Band
The outer edge band blends with surface veneers so that the finger-jointed core is not visible.
Inner Edge Band
Inner edge bands are provided so that no finger-joints show in the sticking.
Specially selected vertical grain cants are sliced for the stile and rail faces. The cants are run through a hot water bath to soften the wood fibers to obtain a smooth slice without tearing the grain. The resulting veneers are dried to a similar moisture content as the core material. By using these selected veneers, surface quality is enhanced.
We know that different projects call for different veneer thickness. As a standard, Simpson uses thick 1/16" veneers for all wood species with the exception of 1/8" veneers for doors made of knotty alder. This thickness allows for multiples refinishes over the life of the door.
For projects that require a thicker veneer, consider 1/8" or 1/4". Simply let us know your project requirements up front and we can build exactly what you need.
Dowel-Pinned Stile and Rail Joinery
All stile and rail joints are secured using dowel pins. Each fluted dowel is glued securely into the bore within both the stile and rail components. Further, the cope on the stile and rail components ensure a secure, flush joint, and creates a beautiful appearance.
In the case of doors with Simpson's patented UltraBlock® or WaterBarrier® technologies, the entire coped end of all rail and stile components undergo the Weather Seal™ process, where all surfaces are coated with glue. This further ensures virtually no possibility of stile and rail separation or water infiltration. And exactly the type of innovation you would expect from Simpson.
For an optional stile and rail joinery method, please see the Nantucket Collection®
Solid Wood Door Construction
Simpson crafts a single piece of raw lumber into a welcoming work of art.
Two-piece Laminated Stiles and Rails
Two-piece laminated stiles are Simpson's preferred method when making solid wood components. Combining two pieces of lumber results in a straighter and more stable stile, while retaining the same characteristics you are looking for from a solid component.
Select pieces of raw lumber are used for solid rail materials. These solid wood pieces are machined to the desired size, and then profiles are added to prepare the rail module for assembly. By utilizing one solid piece of material, both sides of the door generally possess symmetrical grain patterns.
Innerbond® Double Hip-Raised Panels
Simpson Innerbond panels are manufactured utilizing two panel blanks with offsetting grain patterns. When laminated together, the offsetting grain patterns provide extra strength to resist warping and splitting. Innerbond panels carry a lifetime warranty against splitting through and are available in 1-7/16" and 1-1/4" thicknesses. And are the perfect solution for exterior doors.
Flat Panels for Exterior Doors
Simpson flat panels for exterior doors are engineered with extreme weather in mind. Wood veneers are laminated to a Medex substrate, resulting in a split-proof panel that will stay straight and will not shrink or swell. Exterior flat panels are 3/4" thick as a standard.
Solid Double Hip-Raised Panels for Interior Doors
Solid wood panels are available in order to obtain a raised or decorative panel look in an interior door. Solid construction panels are a beautiful solution to the demand for raised, decorative, door inserts.
Flat Panels for Interior Doors
Simpson flat panels for interior doors are a combination of beauty and performance. Wood veneers are laminated to an MDF substrate and the panels are 3/8" thick as a standard. These panels offer worry-free performance and will not rattle or have the "tin" sound heard when knocking on the panels of thinner, inferior panels.
Divided Lite Construction
Simpson has been manufacturing divided lite doors for over a century and provides two basic construction types, Simulated Divided Lite (SDL) and True Divided Lite (TDL).
Simulated Divided Lite (SDL) for Exterior Doors
Features a single glass unit with bars applied to the glass surface, providing the look of traditional True Divided Lite with improved performance. SDL construction is available for doors with insulated glass (IG).
SDL WITH IG IN OVOLO PROFILE
SDL WITH IG IN SHAKER PROFILE
True divided Lite (TDL) for Exterior and Interior Doors
Features individual glass units divided by muntin bars. TDL construction is available for doors with IG or single glazed (SG).
TDL WITH IG IN OVOLO PROFILE
TDL WITH IG IN SHAKER PROFILE
TDL WITH SG IN OVOLO PROFILE
TDL WITH SG IN SHAKER PROFILE
TDL WITH SG IN NARROW (1”) OVOLO PROFILE
Construction Methods for Tough Exterior Exposures
No wood door manufacturer engineers their doors to withstand tough exposures like Simpson. And no one backs their exterior wood door like Simpson, with extended warranties and warranties that apply even with no building overhang. See warranties If your door will be exposed to the elements, consider the following construction types when selecting your Simpson door.
Performance Series® Upgrades
Performance Series is a selection of heavy-duty door components that deliver maximum protection for your finely crafted Simpson door. We currently offer two Performance Series options, UltraBlock® and WaterBarrier® technologies. The combination of these two technologies creates a door suited for the toughest exposures. And this protection is delivered without sacrificing the charm and craftsmanship you've come to expect from a Simpson door. After all, a beautiful door is only worth having if you can protect it.
Divided Lite Construction
Engineering for Exposures