JELD-WEN Custom Wood Contemporary Line Captures Essence of Modern Architecture

Natural Textures, Creativity Collide in New Contemporary-Design Doors

KLAMATH FALLS, OR--(Marketwire - September 1, 2009) - Contemporary design is all about open spaces, clean lines and bold geometry. For many homeowners, the style also means individuality.

That's the inspiration behind JELD-WEN's new Custom Wood Contemporary door line, which offers homeowners with a passion for mid-century and modern architecture the opportunity to create their own unique door styles using a combination of intriguing details and natural materials such as glass, metal and wood.

Over the years, contemporary homes have proven themselves to be among the most popular of styles, and JELD-WEN experts foresee a continued growth curve in the years to come. In fact, the Perfect Home Survey, a nationwide study of homeowners commissioned by JELD-WEN, found that respondents identified contemporary as the second-most desired style of home in which they would like to live.

Explore the creative side

Drawing inspiration from popular European designs, JELD-WEN® Custom Wood Contemporary doors are available for both exterior and interior applications and are an architecturally authentic choice for homes with modern features or contemporary-design traditional homes. With the ability to mix and match the following options, homeowners can explore their creative side and build unique combinations that fit their tastes:

Metallic Inlays

Subtle and intriguing, metal strips that are built into the door prove that contemporary doesn't have to feel cold. Options include stainless steel for a sleek design, or copper for a warmer, more classic appearance that will naturally transition hues over time and add a true organic feel to any space.

Floating Panels

Door designs with glass inserts stay true to modern architecture's reputation for natural light and openness, and can add a sense of mystery and intrigue. When wood panels with metal accents are used for visual texture, the shapes will mesmorize visitors by appearing to defy gravity and float on the glass in a permanenet state of suspension.

Wood Species

An assortment of complementary wood species, such as mahogany, walnut and cherry, creates a unique sense of style, warmth and striking geometric designs. JELD-WEN's new contemporary doors are available in a variety of woods with striking grain patterns and rich premium finishes that allow homeowners to select combinations that reflect their personal style. So whether it's matching or contrasting with cabinets, furniture or woodwork, the new contemporary doors will add a modern, cohesive feel to any room in the house while staying true to the home's original design.

Glass Options

Decorative glass options are one of the easiest ways to customize any door, plus introduce stunning optical effects that dazzle the eye. Among the wide array of options are Ripple glass, which brings to mind a pebble diving into a crisp, clear lake, and Weave and Reed glass, which introduce geometric patterns true to modern architecture. For traditionalists, frosted glass conveys a classic, clean appearance while Rain glass tempts the ears to listen for the steady sound of precipitation hitting the sidewalk.

Doors open the way to great style

Because they can be used as entry doors, JELD-WEN's Custom Wood Contemporary line helps homeowners announce their modern style starting at the front entrance while providing maximum performance. Available with energy efficient glass options, the doors are designed to combat weather activity in nearly all regions of the country and come standard with a five-year limited warranty.


"JELD-WEN is on the front end of a contemporary style trend. These new custom doors are both bold and inspiring, and offer the consumer great individual style possibilities."

-- Derek Brosterhous, product manager for wood doors at JELD-WEN

"Homeowners can set the tone for their modern house with a contemporary entry door, and then carry that theme throughout the home with matching interior doors. Your imagination is the limit when it comes to designs, textures, lites and finishes. It's a great time to be a fan of contemporary house design."

-- Derek Brosterhous, product manager for wood doors at JELD-WEN

Company Info:

Based in Klamath Falls, Ore., JELD-WEN began as a small Oregon millwork plant with 15 employees in 1960 and has grown to more than 20,000 employees in nearly 150 locations worldwide. Today the company manufactures a full breadth of windows, doors and garage doors, and has earned numerous awards and endorsements for reliability, innovation and excellence. For more information about the exceptional value and reliability of JELD-WEN® products, or to find a dealer near you, please visit or call 800-877-9482.

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JELD-WEN's new Custom Wood Contemporary doors. Pictured: Walnut door with clear finish, stainless steel accents and frosted glass.