Arts and Crafts doors display a more distinctive style than designs found in previous periods. During the Arts and Crafts period, architects such as Sir Edwin Lutyens sought inspiration from craftsmanship and valued unique door creations as a reaction to the monotony of industrialised production typical of the Victorian period.
We see a return to craftsmanship exemplified in the Tudor, Queen Anne and Georgian revivals during this period. We also find an enhanced appreciation of the honesty of natural materials. Boarded doors, ledged and braced, show off timbers as natural materials in their raw functional beauty.