Stile and Rail Wood Doors (WDMA)


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Stile and Rail Wood Doors (WDMA)

Use this 3 part SimpleSpecs specification template to specify stile and rail (paneled) wood doors.  Fabricated to Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) standards.

Shop or field finished with transparent or opaque finishes.  Some manufacturers offer fire-rated doors; verify availability and fire ratings with specific door manufacturers.

What is it?

Stile and Rail Wood Doors are a type of interior or exterior wood door construction used in residential, commercial, and institutional buildings. The door is constructed with a frame made up of stiles (vertical side pieces) and rails (horizontal top and bottom pieces) that are joined together with mortise and tenon joints. Stiles and rails are made from solid wood, such as oak, maple, or mahogany, and are available in a variety of sizes and profiles.

The doors are designed to be durable and long-lasting. They are constructed to withstand heavy use for areas where there is high traffic. Available in soundproofing, fire resistance, and impact resistance options.

The construction of Stile and Rail Wood Doors meets the standards set by the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA). Ensuring that the doors are made from high-quality materials and that they meet specific performance criteria.  Such as resistance to warping, twisting, and bowing.

Available in a variety of styles and finishes, making them a popular choice for architects, designers, and builders. They can be customized to meet specific design requirements and are available in a range of wood species, finishes, and hardware options.

These doors are a durable and stylish option for interior and exterior doors. They offer a high level of performance and customization, making them a popular choice for a variety of building types and styles.

For assistance in selecting and specifying this type of door, refer to I.S.6A – Industry Standard for Architectural Stile and Rail Doors by the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA), available at


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