We have compiled several thousand measured drawings of doors from the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS). These drawings record all of the details of original doors from our architectural past. We also have a growing library of reference material pertaining to doors and architectural style. This information can be presented to you through the internet as well as other media.

Historic American Doors:
Drawings from the Historic American Buildings Survey
Compiled by Hendricks Woodworking (now Historic Doors) in 1996, this book includes more than 200 drawings from the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) collection. The drawings are classified by architectural style, with introductory comments about each period and style.
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“Point of Entry: An Overview of Historic Doors”
First published in Traditional Building magazine, this 1999 article by Steven Hendricks surveys door construction techniques of American buildings from the earliest settlements through the 19th century.
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