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The Craftsman Style was the dominant style for smaller houses built throughout the country during the period from 1905 until the early 1920s.  The style originated in southern California and the most well known designs were inspired by the home builders and architects there.   And like so many other popular designs, the Craftsman style quickly spread throughout the country.   There are now Craftsman homes from coast to coast.


Craftsman houses were inspired primarily by the work of two California architects and brothers – Charles Sumner Greene and Henry Mather Greene – who practiced together in Pasadena from 1893 to 1914. From about 1903 they began to design simple Craftsman-type bungalows; by 1909 they had designed and executed several exceptional landmark Craftsman homes that became known as the “ultimate bungalows.”


Ranch House Doors has taken these some of the more unique and individually custom Craftsman designs and created the “Other Craftsman Design” Collection.   The designs in this collection celebrate being the “ultimate embellishment” to the Craftsman home and we honor the style and flair that Charles and Henry Greene created over a hundred years ago.   


At Ranch House Doors we believe that a Craftsman styled garage door adds a touch of historical charm to any home.  Whether you are building your dream home, dream garage, or looking for that “thing” to set your house apart from your neighbors, the custom Craftsman styled garage doors by Ranch House Doors can help.  These unique Craftsman designs reflect what happens when the creativity and passion of the home owner meets the skill and craftsmanship of Ranch House Doors.

Other Craftsman Designs SPECIFICATION


4 Layer Door

Frame FJ (Finger Joint): 1 1/8” Hem Fir
1 1/8” Polystyrene insulation
¼” Luan plywood back
Overlay (Extira): A resin based wood composite designed for exterior use – paint grade applications only
Face (MDO): 3/8 “ MDO (Medium Density Overlay) Plywood for both Smooth and V-Groove
Insulation R-Value: Door provides an overall R-Value of:     9


5 Layer Door

Face and Overlay: Materials Vary
Frame FJ (Finger Joint): 1 1/8” Hem Fir
1 1/8” Polystyrene insulation
¼” Luan plywood back
Insulation R-Value: Door provides an overall R-Value of:     9


Arches – Comes in Standard and Custom radiuses.  Standard radius of finished openings:


  • 8 ‘ Wide -             128 - 7/16”
  • 9 ‘ Wide -             164 - 11/16”
  • 10’ Wide -            205 - 5/8”
  • 16’ Wide-             552 - 3/8”



  • Consist of simulated divided lite grilles on exterior and interior.  Window muntins are 1-3/4” wide and interlock together with attachment to sub frame.  If overlays are arched, windows are also arched (Thru and Thru).
  • Glazing of windows is 1/8 “ thick clear double strength glass. (DSB)


Misc. Elements:


  • Standard Texture is smooth.
  • Wire Brushing, Heavy Distressing and Handhewntextures are available upon request.
  • Astragal:  1 ¾” Rubber bottom seal.
  • RHD Watershed system:  Is a 15 degree bevel on the kickboard that is “dado’ed”  into the face.  This RHD solution helps prevent water from draining behind the kickboard, due to the unique design of the V-Joint or any other channel groove provided by RHD.
  • Stop Molding:  11/16” thick  x  2 ½ ” wide.   Available in all species. 
  • Putty:  All doors manufactured with Cedar woods do not get putty.


Composites and Solid Lumber – Used for tongue and groove face and overlay applications

  • Extira:   A resin based wood composite designed for exterior use – paint grade applications only
  • West Coast Hemlock:  A blonde Vertical grain wood, less expensive than Cedar.  Color consistent.
  • S.T.K.(Select Tight Knot) Western Red Cedar: Will have knots, white sap (young trees) mixed with the tan. Rustic looking.
  • Clear Western Red Cedar:  Vertical grain only, to minimize movement, color matching, and longevity FSC.  Color varies from light to dark heart brown.
  • Vertical Grain Doug Fir:  Old growth fine lines of grain.  Pinkish in color
  • African Mahogany:  The Khaya specie tend to be lighter in color, generally more of a salmon/pink in tint. However, dark ribbon and heavy grains can be shown.  Higher movement ratio
  • Genuine Mahogany: Rare, exotic specie that is normally twice the cost of African Mahogany.  Genuine Mahogany varies considerably in color.  It may be yellowish, reddish, pinkish, or salmon colored when freshly cut, maturing into a deep rich red or brown color with age.
  • Superior Alder: The top grade in Alder lumber. Light to pinkish-brown, fine textured with good working properties.   Often referred to as the “Poor Man's Cherry.”
  • Knotty Alder:   Alder with a rustic knotty appearance has fast become one of the most common wood species used in doors.  Its combination of rustic charm and warm coloring make it a popular choice.
  • RHD offers hundreds of other lumber options including Vintage.


Plywoods Used to create a recessed flat panel appearance


  • MDO (Medium Density Overlay)               : 3/8 “ or 5/8 “: A resin based birch veneer core plywood produced  with phenolic glue for exterior use – paint grade applications only
  • Luan Plywood:  Phenolic glues for exterior use – paint grade applications only
  • Marine Meranti:  A Meranti face with phenolic glues multilayer core, no core voids.  Commonly used in boats.
  • Ribbon Mahogany Plywood:   ¼ “ Sapele Mahogany, book matched veneered
  • Custom:  Ranch House Doors can  make custom plywood out of any material you would like

Other Craftsman Designs DESIGNS


Window OptionsDownload Design PDF

Tongue and Groove ProfilesDownload Design PDF

Edge TreatmentsDownload Design PDF