Wittswood specialise in the manufacturing of oak doors both in standard and bespoke / custom-made sizes and designs. Oak ledge and brace doors, characterized by horizontal ledges and diagonal braces are one of our main sellers.

At Wittswood we manufacture all our doors using the finest European Oak for durability and longevity.

Investing in a ledge and brace door combines both aesthetic appeal and practical benefits. Here are some key reasons to consider when deciding to purchase an oak ledge and brace door:

Durability: Crafted from solid hardwood, our oak ledge and brace doors are renowned for their durability. Unlike mass-produced alternatives, Wittswood’s doors are handmade, ensuring meticulous attention to detail and quality craftsmanship. This longevity is not only an investment in style but also in the door's ability to endure for generations.

Stability: The construction of ledge and brace doors, with horizontal ledges and diagonal braces, provides structural integrity and stability. This design minimizes the risk of warping, twisting, or sagging over time, making these doors an excellent choice for both interior and exterior applications.

Customization Options: At Wittswood we can customise our ledge and brace doors to suit our customer’s preferences. Whether opting for a natural finish to highlight the wood's grain or a lacquer or oil, customization allows for seamless integration into any design scheme. Our doors can also be made in two different grades of oak – character grade or prime grade. (You can find out more about the Oak we use in our previous blog https://wittswood.co.uk/blog/64-the-power-of-oak-at-wittswood-we-proudly-use-oak-in-all-our-manufacturing

The beauty of ledge and brace doors lies in their simplicity. The minimalistic design exudes an understated elegance that complements a variety of styles, from traditional cottages to barn conversions, contemporary homes or outdoor buildings and businesses.

At Wittswood we manufacture a range of ledge and brace doors, in various shapes and sizes, making them highly versatile. Whether used as barn doors, pantry doors, or front entry doors, they add a touch of character to any space. Their adaptability makes them suitable for both urban and rural settings, seamlessly integrating into diverse landscapes. Here are some of our popular ledge and brace doors:

Traditional Oak Ledge and Brace Door with Arrow Braces – with 3 horizontal ledges and 2 braces forming the arrow, this is one of the most popular and versatile styles. Available in a range of standard sizes, this door can also be custom made to fit any sized door.

Solid Oak Butt and Bead Ledged Door with selected Braces - If you are looking for a slightly different look, our Butt and Bead hardwood door is a good choice. Butt and Bead is a decorative profile inlay between the panel and can be a great alternative internal cladding option that gives a traditional feel. With this door we offer the option to supply with or without braces fitted, by not fitting the braces this allows you to choose which side you would like to hang your door and attach diagonal braces accordingly.

Images of ledge and brace doors, shown in our workshop:

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Solid Oak Ledge and Brace Door Kits - For budding DIY enthusiasts, Wittswood supply all the machined parts delivered for you to put your oak ledge and brace door together yourself. Available in a traditional or butt and bead finish and a range of standard sizes or bespoke sizes on request.

Purchasing a ledge and brace door is not just a practical decision; it's an investment in the enduring beauty, craftsmanship, and character that these doors bring to a home. Whether you're drawn to their timeless aesthetics or value their long-term durability, a ledge and brace door can be a wise choice for those seeking a door that combines form and function.


To learn more, you can directly call us at 01205 722 700 or 07377 138 832 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and a member of our team would be happy to help you out with any of your queries.

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