Dutch doors can be made in various materials or thicknesses. Therefore, they can be 1¾” thick, 1⅜” thick or 2″ thick for example. In addition, they can be made in 18, 16, 14, or 12 gauge, and can have either a polystyrene or vertically steel stiffened core. Some dutch doors have vision lites in the top half or louvers in the bottom half. Doors can be made with UL Label.
3 Hour Label Dutch Door Details
4′-0″ x 7′-2″ Maximum Single Door Opening.
Vertically Steel Stiffened – 16 or 14 Gauge.
Top and bottom leaves must latch into strike jamb of frame.
Astragal provided between leaves. Drawing showing astragal: Dutch Door With UL Label
Single shelf optional, on push side of door.
A Closer Look At Dutch Doors
Article as appeared in the December 2010 issue of Doors and Hardware Magazine. Sarah Henken & Rachel S. Smith, former President of Karpen Steel, are the co-authors of the article.