Scarf Joints Method Makes Joints Disappear

In any space, visible joints detract from the overall elegance of the design, but when the space is oversized, with joints every eight to twelve feet, it’s overwhelmingly noticeable. Even material painted to mask joints can open over time, creating unappealing areas the eye is drawn to. Homes with grand spaces often run into this situation, where standard building material won’t suffice because of the many seams it creates.

The issue applies to a variety of products including crown moulding, baseboards, wainscoting, ceiling beams, hand rails, and window trim and casings. Because long lengths of many species of wood, including alder, birch & cherry, are invariably unavailable, shorter lengths of material must be joined together to complete the space. When produced by an expert – like Detering’s Custom Moulding/Hardwood Specialist, Bill Fishburn – the joints disappear, giving the impression that there is one, continuous piece of wood. Continue reading Scarf Joints Method Makes Joints Disappear

Your front door matters

Make the right first impression with a front door that isn’t just purposeful, but also stands out and showcases the attention to detail your home receives. While many people overlook front doors, opting for something standard, building experts understand the importance of an entry door that has the right appeal to accent the home’s design.

As the first element your guests see, front doors need to have the perfect blend of functionality and aesthetic appeal. Quality doors will be well designed, fit properly, operate smoothly and have a quality finish. Continue reading Your front door matters

Rebuilding after Harvey: Local company offers builder pricing for victims

By Patricia Lopez, ABC 13 Eyewitness News
Thursday, October 5, 2017

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Rebuilding after Harvey may take weeks or even months, especially if you’re doing it all out of pocket.

Luckily, local Houston companies are giving special pricing on building materials.
Continue reading Rebuilding after Harvey: Local company offers builder pricing for victims

The Detering Company Welcomes New President & CEO

The Detering Company is proud to announce the addition of John Sewall as President and CEO. As part of his role, Sewall will oversee both The Detering Company and South Texas Brick and Stone. He will propel the vision Carl Detering, Jr. second generation owner, has for the business focusing on brand awareness, cross-selling specialty and custom products, and identifying and understanding the building supply needs of existing and potential customer segments. Continue reading The Detering Company Welcomes New President & CEO

Creating a Company Profile Video That Converts

HOUSTON – August 2017 – Because ninety percent of information transmitted to the brain is visual, relying solely on written content can often limit a message’s effectiveness. Creative visuals, especially video media, connect with clients in an engaging way and, according to, increase conversion rates by 80 percent. Not only that, enjoyment of the video increases purchase intent by 97 percent and brand association by 139 percent. Continue reading Creating a Company Profile Video That Converts

Limited Custom Door Warranty

The Detering Company Limited Custom Door Warranty

Limited One Year Custom Door Warranty

The Detering Company offers a limited warranty for One (1) year on all custom wood doors from the original date of shipment. This warranty assures that each door is of good material and workmanship, free from defects rendering the door unfit for the ordinary, recommended use. This warranty shall be void if the door has not been stored, installed and maintained in a good workable manner. Doors must be sealed on all six (6) sides within seventy two (72) hours of taking possession. During this period, if the door is exposed to rain or any water infiltration, the warranty shall be void.

The Detering Company will not be liable for installation, removal, labor or refinishing charges.
In the case of a defect reasonably discovered by inspection of each door upon receipt of shipment from the manufacturer, notice must be given within thirty days thereafter. Any claims after this time should be filed promptly in written form with the manufacturer within the one year period stated above. The manufacturer shall not be liable for doors repaired or replaced without its’ prior consent.

Allowable Tolerances

Warp shall not be considered a defect unless it exceeds 1/4 inch in the plane of the door itself. Warp is any distortion in the door itself and does not refer to the relation of the door to the frame or jamb in which it is hung. The term warp shall include bow, twist and cup. In measuring the amount of warp present in the door, the following method shall be used: bow, cup and twist shall be measured by placing a straight edge, taught wire or string on the suspected concave face of the door at any angle (i.e. horizontally, vertically, diagonally). With the door in its installed position, the measure of bow, cup or twist shall be made at the point of maximum distance between the bottom of the straight edge, taught wire or string and the face of the door.

Glass Warranty

Insulated glass units shall be warranted against material obstruction to vision due to defects in material or workmanship which results in film formation or dust collection on the internal glass surfaces caused exclusively from the failure of the hermetic seal, other than through glass breakage, for a period of five (5) years. Glass units installed in high moisture areas such as saunas, greenhouses or pool enclosures are excluded from this warranty. Excluded from this warranty are glass breakage, cleaning scratches and any liabilities that may occur from replacement of material, cost of removal or installation, and any related incidental charges. Films or any foreign material applied to the surface of the glass will void the warranty.

Matters Excluded from this Warranty

Door Finishing

Doors must be completely finished on all six (6) sides (including top and bottom), in accordance with wood finishing manufacturer’s directions. See “Special Instructions for On-Site Finishing of Wood Doors”.

Claims Procedure and Limit on Remedies

All warranty claims must be presented as outlined above within the warranty period. The Detering Company will at its’ option 1.) Repair the product, 2.) Replace the product, 3.) Refund the purchase price paid by the original purchaser. The Detering Company will not honor warranty claims made prior to payment in full for the warranted product. The Detering Company reserves the right to inspect any door which is subject to a warranty claim and shall have (10) days to do so.

  • Unsatisfactory service or appearance caused by failure to properly handle/finish/install the door.
  • The appearance of field finished doors is not guaranteed under any condition.
  • Natural variations in the color or texture of the wood are not to be considered defects.
  • The warranty against warp does not apply to the following: any door larger than 3-0x8-0 and/or doors that are improperly hung or do not swing freely.
  • Painting a door black or dark green voids the warranty.

Custom Manufacturing

No matter your vision, The Detering Company can craft it in our custom manufacturing shop. From customized front doors to moulding and windows, our goal is to create precisely what you envision for your home. Our shop has five master craftsmen with over 100 years of experience in custom work.

Our custom shop can machine moulding knives or we can have custom panel knives made as needed. The Detering Company also offers CAD drawings, complete with dimensions, to ensure the final product is what you desire.

We complete your custom orders accurately and efficiently.

Custom Doors

All doors are made using stile and rail construction with wood dowels, true divided lights or simulated divided lights, and floating panels. We can craft your project in almost any wood from domestic hardwoods to exotics. Our custom material carries a one year warranty with proper finishing.

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Custom Moulding

A leading provider and manufacturer of custom millwork and mouldings, we are equipped to provide straight and curved mouldings in most wood species for jobs of any size. We can also match historic mouldings. We have our own knife cutting machinery on site and require only a sample or full size drawing to match.

Custom Windows

Our shop can create transom and fixed windows to give your house the truly unique look you seek.

For more information, please reference the common names of wood guide and wood material manual.

Table Tops

Detering’s custom manufacturing shop can create custom table tops and one-of-a-kind butcher block counter tops to meet your exact specifications. Counter tops are available in all wood species and to meet any design or dimension. You also have the option to create a table top with or without “all threads,” which give added stability to final product.

Our master craftsmen are eager to help make your custom table top dream a reality. The Detering Company’s design services can help your vision come to life. Dare to be creative!