TERMINOLOGY — WOOD ENTRY DOORS

list of door components and corresponding definitions that might help in your research and planning.

Glossary

list of door components and corresponding definitions that might help in your research and planning.

Term Definition
Active Door

The leaf in a pair of doors which the lock is applied to and which is the first to open.

Adjustable Threshold

A threshold that may be adjusted up or down in order to customize a doors seal for different types of weather or humidity.

APERTURE

An opening in a door where glass would be fitted.

ARCHITRAVE

A decorative moulding that surrounds the door, and bridges the gap between the edge of the frame and the wall.

Astragal

A series of components that closes the gap between a pair of doors. Components may overlap or meet along the centerline.

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