Door Frames and Panels
The vertical parts of the door are called stiles and the horizontal ones are called rails. Together they form a frame that contains the panels. This traditional style of door construction is known as “Frame and Panel” or “Stile and Rail” and this has been a construction success story for centuries.
There are many ways to shape the panels, and the stiles and rails, to create a style that is traditional or modern. You can add character to your choices by using rustic wood or adding distressing to your frame and panel choices. Wood that is free of knots and straight grain adds a more sophisticated style to your doors.