Homestead Interior Doorsphone: 419-684-9582

Interior doors and wood doors of the highest quality at affordable prices


About Interior Doors


Interior Doors by Homestead is located in Vickery, Ohio and specializes in nationwide retail sales of wood exterior and interior doors and hardwood moldings. We offer nationwide shipping of our fine hardwood products and regularly ship to every state in the USA and Canada. We have shipped thousands of doors jobsite-direct to hundreds of contractors and do-it-yourselfers. We take great care in crating and shipping our doors and moldings to ensure they arrive at your jobsite in sound condition.

Our skilled sales staff has many years of construction experience to assist you with any technical, installation or design questions. Browsing the information below should help you decide what type of interior doors will be best suited for your project.

 -Stile and rail interior doors
 -Flush wood interior doors
 -Louvered doors
 -Single swing doors
 -Double doors
 -Bifold doors
 -Bypass doors
 -Multi-pass doors
 -Pocket doors
 -Double-acting doors
 -False louver doors
 -French doors

Stile and rail interior doors are made from individual components that are joined together with special woodworking joints and glues. The mortise and tenon is considered one of the strongest joints in interior door construction. Other methods of joinery include dowels, cope and stick, lag bolts or some combination of the same. Stile and rail doors usually have either raised panels or flat panels depending on your taste. The panels of a stile and rail door can be arranged in an almost unlimited number of configurations with the traditional raised 6-panel door pictured to the right being one of the most popular.      

Mortise & Tenon

Mortise and tenon joinery in stile and rail interior door    

6 Panel Stile and Rail Interior Door

Louvered doors are available with standard slat 1-directional louvers or chevron louvers which look the same from either side. Standard louvered doors have fixed or movable wooden fins (often called slats or louvers) which permit open ventilation while preserving privacy and preventing the passage of light to the interior. Standard louvered doors usually have relatively weak structures and are most commonly used for wardrobes and drying rooms, where security is of less importance than good ventilation. Doors incorporating chevron louvers are considered stronger and are used in higher end construction. Louvers can be used with flush doors or stile and rail doors.

False louver doors have the same look as venting louver doors but do not have air spaces between the louvers. False louver doors are used when you have doors that need greater soundproofing but still want the louvered appearance. Bedroom entry doors would be a good example of where a false louver door would be used.


Louver Direction

Standard 1-directional slat type louvers

Chevron Louver

Chevron louver

Closed Louver

False louver

Double doors are 2 single swing doors hung together in the same jamb with both opening from the middle. Double doors for closets usually have ball catches or roller catches installed in the tops of the doors to hold them shut (see photo below).
Dummy knobs are used on double doors with ball or roller catches and should not be prepped for a conventional lockset.

Double doors going into a bedroom or office where privacy is desired will require a conventional lockprep on the active door. You must determine which door will be used the most and this will become the active side. The passive side is secured  with a flush bolt into the top jamb. This  will keep the passive door stationary and locked in place which gives the active door something to latch into. The flush bolt can easily be unlatched to allow for full opening of both doors. The passive door will also need to have a flush or t-astragal secured to the outer stile. This astragal gives the active door something to close against when security is desired.

Double Door

Ball Catches

Ball catches

Rollar Catches

Roller catches

FLush Bolt

Flush bolt


Pocket doors slide on rails and disappear inside a wall rather than swinging on hinges. There is Pocket Doornothing special about the door itself and most any door can be installed as a pocket door. The pocket door hardware and pocket door frame is what distinguishes this type of door from others. Rollers are fastened to the top of the door slab. They slide on a metal track that extends back into the wall the same width as the door. The pocket frame is what creates the hollow cavity in the wall for the door to slide into. In new constructions the pocket frame must be installed before the drywall  is applied to the walls in the room. Pictured below is a Johnson #2700 pocket door frame for doors 1-3/8" thick and 80" high with Johnson #2710 aluminum track and rollers for doors up to 125 pounds.


Pocket Door Frame

Cross Section'

Pocket Door Frame


pocket rollers



pocket door frame
side view of hardware
closeup pocket door frame
rollers fasten to top of door
roller track
pocket door guides

Bifold interior doors consist of  2 door slabs hinged to each other and folding together like a book. They are hung on a track with special bifold hardware. Two pairs can be hung together to create a double bifold consisting of 4 door slabs with one pair folding to the left and one to the right. Wood is the most common material, and doors may also be metal or glass. Bi-fold doors are most commonly made for closets, but may also be used as units between rooms. Pictured below is Johnson #1825 bifold hardware which can be used for residential duty doors up to 1-3/8" thick and up to 35 pounds per panel or 70 pounds per pair.

Bifold Swing Bifold Hardware bottom pivot bracket
Bottom pivot
top pivot
socket track stop
Johnson 1825 bifold hardware
Bottom pivot bracket
Bottom pivot
Top pivot
Top pivot socket
Track stop

Bypass sliding interior doors are 2 doors that slide past one another.  The doors can slide from each direction on an overhead track. They are most commonly used in closets. The biggest drawback to bypass sliding doors is that only one side of the closet can be accessed at a time. The doors in a bypass unit will overlap slightly, in order not to have a gap between them. Pictured below is Johnson 138F sliding door hardware which can be used with 1-3/8" thick doors up to 200 pounds.

drawing track hanger door pull door guide door stop
stop cross section bypass hardware track cross section