06185894 is referenced by 19 patents and cites 21 patents.

A door includes a first wood stile and a second wood stile. The door can also include a top rail and a bottom rail. The top rail has a first end attached to the first upper region of the first stile and a second end attached to the second upper region of the second stile. The bottom rail similarly has a first end attached to the first lower region of the first stile and a second end attached to the second lower region of the second stile. The door also includes at least a first moisture-resistant end-cap attached to the first lower end of the first stile and/or the second lower end of the second stile. The first end-cap, for example, can be a single component extending across the lower ends of the stiles and a bottom surface of the bottom rail. The door more preferably includes a first moisture-resistant end-cap attached to the first lower end of the first stile and a separate second moisture-resistant end-cap attached to the second lower end of the second stile. The first end-cap can cover only the first lower end of the first stile, and the second end-cap can cover only the second lower end of the second stile. The first and second end-caps can accordingly be elements of a moisture-resistant end-cap assembly that inhibits moisture from entering the lower ends of the first and second stiles to prevent moisture from flowing through longitudinal vesicles in the first and second stiles.

Title
Wood doors and methods for fabricating wood doors
Application Number
9/231934
Publication Number
6185894 (B1)
Application Date
January 14, 1999
Publication Date
February 13, 2001
Inventor
Robert H Forster
Seattle
WA, US
R Anthony Reynolds
Briar
WA, US
Danny Clarence Holcomb
McCleary
WA, US
John R Sisco
Olympia
WA, US
Agent
Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC
US
Assignee
Simpson Door Company
WA, US
IPC
E06B 3/72
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