Doors from the Swedish West Coast
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At Bovalls Dörrbyggeri
we build our doors as if they were boats.
Bovalls Dörrbyggeri is run by Eva and Inger Gustafsson, the third generation of door builders in the small town of Bovallstrand on the Swedish west coast. Our carpentry shop is located on the outermost coastline of the Sotenäset peninsula in Bohuslän, western Sweden.
We started manufacturing wooden doors in the early 1940s. Even though the world has changed in many ways since then, we have continued to work according to the strong ethics and quality principles laid out buy our grandfather when he started the carpentry. Every single wood component is carefully selected, produced and assembled at our original carpentry shop in Bovallstrand.
The west coast of Sweden has a harsh climate combining salt sprays with high winds. A few decades ago we only sold our doors locally. The old craftsmen builders knew that doors had to be solidly constructed from good materials to withstand the weather on the west coast.
That is the reason quality and craftsmanship are close to our heart. We build our doors with respect for the raw material, which has taken decades to grow. The grain of the wood has been shaped by nature, and every piece, every panel, every frame and every moulding is unique. We may not think about it so often, but it is actually a great privilege to handle such a beautiful material every day.
Our environmental commitment
Being located with the sea and nature on our doorstep, it is only natural to take an active stance in sustainability issues. Sourcing the wood we use for our doors responsibly is one way of doing that, which is why we only use FSC®-certified wood in our doors.Learn more