Types of Woods for Doors for humid & hot climates

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Forum topic by omarschaudhry posted 05-20-2016 04:17 PM 539 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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05-20-2016 04:17 PM

Topic tags/keywords: wood oak pine climate interior door

I am based in Lahore, Pakistan. Here we have long , hot and very humid summers about 6 to 7 months. Winters are cold too, but just touch the freezing point, not below. No Snowfall ever in this city.

For my home under-construction, I am looking at different options of wood, and interior doors.

My idea is that I go for a hollow door, made of Oak Wood or Yellow Pine Wood, with inside filled with MDF, and pasting of veneer on both sides.

Do you think, Oak Wood and Yellow Pine performs adequately in hot and humid climates ?

-- Omar S Chaudhry

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#1 posted 05-22-2016 09:10 PM

I think a local wood would be best to use. A wood not native to your region would most likely react unfavorably to high humidity and heat; best to check what woods are used in your area.

Will the house be air conditioned or will the interior be open to the outside weather? That will dictate what materials to use.

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