The Anatomy of a Madawaska Door

  • 2 parallel Stiles and 2 horizontal Rails combine to form the basic structure.
  • Crossers can be added to divide the door area horizontally into Sections.
  • A Crosser can be located in a variety of different positions up or down the Stile.
  • One or more Crossers can be used to create your own unique design.
  • Uprights divide the door area vertically.
  • Full Uprights go from the bottom Rail to the top Rail.
  • Partial Uprights go from either a Rail to a Crosser or from Crosser to Crosser.
  • One or more full and/or partial Uprights or a combination may be used to create your own unique design.
  • The term Component refers generically to Stile, Rail, Crosser, Upright or Section.
  • Crossers and Uprights can be designed as wide or narrow as you wish.
  • Curved or diagonal Crossers and Uprights are also possible.
  • Full or elliptical curve tops are available on most styles.

Our range of doors shown on the following pages is organized by the number of Sections; One Section with no Crosser, Two Sections created by one Crosser, Three Sections created by two Crossers etc.

We show the basic style outline, followed by an assortment of different door designs that can be created using it. Again, you are not limited by the door examples we feature. These are simply what others have done with their imagination.