Door Series #125 has external banded edges in a matching veneer, this door cannot have a machined profile edge. The #125 door cannot be ordered with no edge.
The #125 door is available in Select grades of the following wood species: African Mahogany, Birch, Cherry, Hickory, Maple, Red Alder, Red Oak, Rift-Sawn Red Oak, Quarter-Sawn Red Oak, VG Douglas Fir, Walnut, White Oak, Rift-Sawn White Oak, Quarter-Sawn White Oak, and White Pine Knotty. See our page Wood Species, Doors for sample pictures of the wood species. Keep in mind that this door style is made from plywood panels and the samples shown are solid wood stock. The veneer on the plywood panels will be similar, but because of the way the veneer is cut from the tree, they may not be an exact match to the solid wood version of the same species.
What is the difference between the #125 door style and the #131 door style?
Looking at a picture of the two door styles it is difficult to see any difference between the doors. The #131 style also costs more than the #125, but why when they look so similar? Taking a close look at the doors and the edges, there are differences in how the doors are made.
The style #125 door is cut from a veneered sheet of wood measuring 48” wide by 96” long. The plywood core is medium-density fiberboard (mdf) with a veneer on the front and back side of the species ordered (Maple, Walnut, Red Oak, etc.). The doors and drawer fronts are cut from this sheet stock; the edges are cleaned up, and external matching veneer wood banding is applied to all the edges.
The style #131 door is cut from 3/4" thick mdf sheet stock. Next, a multi-layer veneer banding 3mm (1/8”) thick is applied to all the edges. Finally, the veneer species ordered is applied to the front and back of the banded mdf panels in a large press. This sequence of steps has the thicker banding internally applied, behind the veneer on the face and back of the doors leaving a clean look. The 3mm banding is visible from the edges of the door, see the “More Details” tab on the #131 door for information about the application of the banding. This thicker banding is also more durable than the veneer banding applied to the style #125 doors.