Too often, specified hardwood veneer-faced doors fall short of designer and client expectations. These expectations include a range of issues, including aesthetic appeal, affordability, legal sourcing and sustainability. However, architects can avoid common pitfalls by specifying rotary white maple (RWM) hardwood faces to meet project goals and client expectations for design, function and cost.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand veneer face hardwood door assembly lay-ups and specification options for commercial projects.
  • Examine the advantages of rotary white maple (RWM) veneer options.
  • Discuss the sustainability benefits of RWM hardwood veneers.
  • Learn how to specify RWM veneer for commercial door applications.

Pre-requisite: None