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Ornate Grandeur

A fancy door like this rosette-centered one suits a room with a high ceiling, plaster medallions,

and lots of wide, curvy trim.

Style E0120, from Jeld-Wen. Solid mahogany, shown: $1,250*. Medium-density fiberboard (MDF): $200.

Standard Issue

A raised-panel door will be at home among the classical details

of Federal, Greek Revival,

or Colonial Revival houses.

Four-panel traditional, from Woodport. Solid oak, shown: $450. Solid core: $340.

Shaker Simplicity

Houses built in the 20th century, from Craftsman to split level, featured basic designs, like this double-flat-panel door. Newport, from Woodharbor. Solid cherry,

shown: $889. Medium-density fiberboard, or MDF (style called Kendleton): $544.

Fit for a Queen Anne

This three-panel configuration mimics the glass-paned front doors of late-19th-century houses. Three-panel, from Masonite. Solid core (oak veneer):?$209. Medium-density fiberboard (MDF), shown: $120.

Divided Arch

This style echoes the long, arched windows on Italianate and Second Empire houses.

Style TS4030, from TruStile. Solid mahogany, shown: $1,300. Medium-density fiberboard (MDF): $450.

Row by Row

The rigid symmetry of Georgian and other classical-inspired house styles can be seen in the six even panels on this door.

Worthington, from Woodharbor. Solid mahogany, shown: $1,537. Medium-density fiberboard (MDF): $1,050.

Restrained Shapes

Modern houses of the 20th century display simple forms, like this single-panel door. Traditional one-panel, from Homestead. Solid oak, shown: $225. Solid core: $180. Medium-density fiberboard (MDF): $170.

Bungalow Basic

Five-panel Craftsman-style doors with this profile can be found in nearly every farmhouse or cottage built in the early 1900s. Style E0055, from Jeld-Wen. Solid alder: $570. Medium-density fiberboard (MDF): $200. Solid core: $99.