- By Melissa Tavares
- In Horner Blog
- Tags Barn Doors, Captiva Wood Doors, Exterior Doors, Farmhouse Style
After custom crafting wood doors in our shop in Somerset, MA for several decades, in 2008 Horner Millwork officially launched the Captiva Custom Wood Door line. Built using a combination of old-world joinery and state-of-the-art techniques, the Captiva Wood Door line represents the accumulation of years of woodworking know-how modernized with a streamlined ordering and manufacturing process. I asked a few Horner employees to pick their favorite Captiva Wood Door from our library of the hundreds of beautiful doors that we have photographed over the past decade. The six team members below have collectively worked at Horner Millwork for over 100 years (seriously!), so needless to say we have seen our fair share of beautiful doors!
You’ll see my top pick below, but the barn doors photographed above are a close runner-up because they are on my own home (I guess I have thing for red doors!). These 8′ tall custom Captiva pine doors not only are an aesthetic complement to the farmhouse feel of my home, but they are also functional shutters that can slide closed during a storm. I just love them!
“This is one of my favorite Captiva doors. I love how the curves of the panels echo the architectural details of the home and elevate a simple 2 panel door into something unique and special.”
“These doors are my favorite. They were part of restoration on the main entrance of the Thayer Building in Braintree, MA. They are an ‘exact’ copy of what was installed at the turn of the century. They matched perfectly! I remember our craftsmen meticulously working through every detail to get it perfect. It was one of those projects that brought a huge amount of satisfaction to all involved, and I am sure these doors will last as long as the one’s they replaced.”
“This home has some inviting elements that include the front farmers porch and the front entry door. The use of wood for the front door and garage doors really stands out adding to the aesthetically appealing design of this house.”
“Nothing says ‘come on in’ like a beautiful Captiva door. The Delapa family has been serving delicious Italian fare at their wonderful restaurant Olivadi, located in Norwood, MA since 2008. The choice of this simple yet elegant 8 light mahogany entrance unit reflects their commitment to quality from the minute you walk in the door. Mangia!” Visit Olivadi’s website >
“When I look at this door it feels warm and inviting. (The fence and porch also play a part.) If the door could talk, I think it would say, ‘Come on in, sit down, relax and stay awhile’.”
“I love when an old obsolete historical building is restored and rejuvenated into new enlightening space. This former firehouse in Boston was completely restored and then converted into a music school for children in the surrounding community. Horner built these massive custom Captiva Wood Doors to replicate the doors that previously adorned the firehouse’s grand facade. This project is a perfect example of Captiva’s broad-spectrum of custom capabilities.”