The Highest Quality Door Possible!

Solid hardwood and softwood - prone to swelling, bowing, and splitting - are rarely used in cabinet manufacturing today. Manufacturers have embraced composite materials and advancements, over time, continue to deliver better ways to build things.

  • Our competitors claim to use "REAL WOOD", but Plywood and MDF are both ENGINEERED MATERIALS.
  • Our competitors claim to use "REAL WOOD", but actually uses Plywood made up of sheets of wood veneer more prone to delamination.
  • Our competitors claim to use "REAL WOOD", but MDF is the preferred choice eliminating shrinkage or expansion due to temperature/humidity.

Most cabinets available for purchase today will be some form of engineered wood with a wood veneer or painted finish. Murphy Door has choosen to use MDF in our construction to bring you the highest quality door possible.

Comparing the Most Popular Composite Materials

Plywood Expansion Gaps


MDF Solid Composition

Plywood - An Engineered Wood Composite

Plywood, created in 1865, is a material manufactured from thin layers or "plies" of wood veneer glued together. Not much has changed in the process and problems arise with expansion gaps that are found within sheets. Plywood, like all wood products, expands and shrinks with changes in moisture levels. This expansion and contraction is the number one cause of delamination, an unsightly problem that is not easily fixed.

MDF - Medium Density Fiberboard - A Superior Wood Composite

MDF, made with hardwood and softwood fibers, was introduced in 1960. Wood fibers are glued together using a wax and resin adhesive, then made into panels by applying high temperature and pressure. Unlike plywood, MDF panels are a solid composition and will not warp, crack, or split. MDF expands and contracts when there are fluctuations in temperature and humidity but because of its structure it moves as a unit. Even with extreme changes in humidity and temperature, you won't have to worry about delamination and damage to your door.

MDF's superior characteristic are the reason it has been embraced by most cabinet manufacturers today. Our high quality construction pairs MDF panels with wood veneers delivering the best door possible. The face frame, cabinet doors, and top casing are constructed with solid hardwood.

Moisture Resistant Paint Grade MDF

Our latest MDF offering takes it to the next level! Armorite Moisture Resistant Paint Grade MDF offers superior moisture resistance and make it a great choice for doors that will be installed in bathrooms, kitchens, basements, or other high-humidity areas in your home.

It's All in the Details!

Unfinished Seams & Nail Holes

Finger Joint Panels

Shimmed Upper Assembly

Our Team Takes Great Pride In Every Door We Build

  • Murphy Door meticulously finishes all nail holes and seams on our face frames.
  • Murphy Door uses solid MDF panels in construction, not finger joint panels using small lengths of leftover plywood.
  • The top and bottom bookcase assembly on a Murphy Door are constructed with double thick panels. We would never consider shimming the bookcase assembly to increase profits.
  • A+ Better Business Bureau Rating and Accreditation.

Murphy Door Patented Hinge Technology!

Complicated Hinge System
- more potential failure points -

Threaded Hinge System
- fail and sag with time -

Murphy Door Patented Hinge System
- years of effortless operation -

A hidden door is only as good as its hinge system. Some hidden doors feature large, complicated hinge systems that allow for more potential failure points. These systems place weight/strain on the side jamb, reducing integrity, and may require custom framing to hold the weight of the door. Other hidden doors offer threaded hinge systems that can fail and sag over time.

The Murphy Door patented hinge system distributes weight from top to bottom. No custom framing needed! Each door easily hold 300 pounds, in addition to the door weight, and function with ease delivering years of daily use.

But Don't Just Take Our Word For It!

Murphy Door has designed, built, and shipped over 30,000 doors - more than any other hidden door company. Because of this we've been able to continuously improve and adapt our designs keeping customers satisfied. But don't just take our word for it, visit Google Reviews to see what our customers have to say about our doors. Competitors who only post filtered "positive" reviews on their website are the ones you should really be wary of.