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Molded Hollow Core Doors

Hollow Core molded doors offer a lighter-weight, economic alternative to wood stile and rail interior doors.

Construction

Molded Doors are constructed as two skins separated with lightweight materials in the middle. The skin, or face, of the door is a 1/8” molded hardboard skin that is available with a smooth or textured painting surface.

Smooth Skin

Texture Skin

Core

In between the skins is a hollow core which includes blocking. This provides support for the door skins, but does not provide any sound insulation.

Hollow Core Blocking

Stiles and Rails

Along the vertical edges of the doors are wood or MDF stiles. Hollow core doors are available with medium density fiberboard (MDF) stiles as the lowest cost option. Wood stiles are preferred for better durability and strength. Along the top is a single fiber rail. Doors with wood stile have either a double or triple bottom rail depending on the height; doors with fiber stiles will have a single fiber rail. The benefit of a double or triple bottom rail is it can be field trimmed.

Top – Triple Bottom Rail; Bottom – Single Bottom Rail

Conclusion

Reeb stocks molded hollow core doors in a variety of styles and sizes. They are a great alternative to stile and rail doors however do not offer a high level of durability.

Updated on September 3, 2019

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