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A typical “Door” shell is put together using 4 wood components, Stiles, the two vertical parts that travel the height of the door on either side and Rails, “Top” rail and “Bottom” rail, go between the stiles at the top and bottom respectively. These components are profiled on one edge (inside) and glass or wooden panels are held by these profiled edges. These are commonly referred to as “sticking” detail. In most cases similarly profiled pieces are then installed on the non-profiled side (outside) to hold the glass or wooden panels. These pieces are called “stops”.

Commonly used profiles (sticking details)are

  • Ogee – an ‘S’ shaped profile
  • Ovalo – a quarter arch profile
  • Square – Flat or stepped