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We take pride in our work, and we try to have as much fun as possible while we’re doing it!  Doug realizes that mistakes are costly.  If something unexpected happens, he endeavors to find the reason, and develops a method to keep it from happening in the future.  There are a lot of woodworkers out there and they would all like to build your entryway, but exterior doors require skill and technology to keep them beautiful and fully functional despite the erratic weather conditions on the exterior and consistant temperature and humidity conditions on the interior.  Not all woodworking skills, wood species, or adhesives are up to the task.

Christie's Wood and Glass is where all the details of art, design, technology, skill, knowledge, and experience culminate in a product that you will enjoy throughout your lifetime.

 

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What our clients have to say...

We appreciate the comments of our clients, most of which are received verbally.  A pat on the back goes a long way toward inspiring us to give our best efforts.  The following are excerpts from letters, cards, or emails sent by some of our clients.

*****

Thank you so much for the shipment. The handles are beautiful, and the service was excellent! Will keep in touch! Sincerely,

Dawn Hill (Idaho Springs, Colorado)

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WOW!! We were in Durango this past week and I can’t tell you how pleased we are with the front door. It is absolutely stunning - my favorite part of the house!! I couldn’t stop admiring it! Thank you so much for doing such a fantastic job!!

Angela Bouchard (Durango, Colorado)

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The door is absolutely beautiful! If it weren’t for the mosquitos, I’d be outside all the time looking at it! Thanks so much for all your hard work.

Natalie Tabet (Farmington, New Mexico)

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All of us here are pleased with the way the entryway turned out, and it continues to get compliments every time somebody comes to visit.

Earl Fergin (Engadine, Michigan)

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We have moved permanently into the house and now enjoy the door every day!!! We love the door so much, we’re thinking of the same logo carving for a signpost.

Lorraine Cohen (Durango, Colorado)

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The door you delivered to Carson City, Nevada is now installed and finished. It looks terrific!

Anne Elson (Carson City, Nevada)

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Our contractor, Mike Lober, set your entryway today. Gorgeous! He had no trouble at all. Hardware all works. Trim looks great. Really striking - - stained glass is beautiful.

Mike and Sherrie Kennedy (Gilroy, California)

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We loved meeting you! And thanks for the perfectly beautiful doorways. We will be in touch!!!

Dee and Kenny Norleen (Gunnison, Colorado)

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John just completed installing the door today. It looks beautiful!

Kirsten Ensafdaran (Durango, Colorado)

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We finally installed the door and it looks splendid! It fit snug as a bug and is perfect. Thank you for your work.

Tamra Underwood (Avon, Colorado)

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Our door and sidelight are beautiful!

Dan and Martha Johnson (Durango, Colorado)

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Lyle and I wanted to say thank you for our beautiful Spanish cedar countertop in our new home. It is the perfect finishing touch and we are delighted with it. You do beautiful work.

Barb Hancock (Durango, Colorado)

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The door and window look GREAT! Many thanks to you and your helpers.

Terry Seidler (Dillon, Montana)

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Dear Doug and Candy,

Here are photos of before and after on the new doors you made for us.  As you can see, the new doors have changed the character of our home.  Joan and I both love the look.  Thank you from two happy people.

Tom and Joan Butch (Arroyo Grande, California)

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On behalf of Habitat For Humanity of La Plata County, I would like to thank you for the front doors you provided for the two homes in Forest Lakes.  The doors are a wonderful addition to the homes and do much to increase the beauty of the homes.  I know both home owners are very pleased with your gift.

Sandra J. McCallister, Executive Director, Habitat For Humanity of La Plata County, Colorado

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We would like to thank you for the excellent service we received when we ordered from your company recently.  You went out of your way to ensure that we are 100% satisfied with our product and we really appreciate it.  During our house building experience, your company has provided the best service of any company we have dealt with!  We thank you again!

Greg and Erika Story (Montrose, Colorado)

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Thanks for building us this beautiful window.  We are really enjoying it.  With great appreciation,

Dan Ellis (Irvine, California)

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What fantastic work!!!!  We can't wait to see it in place.  Thank you so much!

Bill Logan (Morrison, Colorado)

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What can I say! I love it! I love it! I love it! I can’t thank you enough.

Margie Hawkins (Warwick, New York)

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Just can’t thank you enough for the beautiful front door. Everyone agrees it is a work of art! The slight arch really compliments the box-ey angles of the house. It makes me laugh because my one set of next door neighbors are so envious, they can’t even talk to me about it!!! Anyhow, I thank you in my heart every single day. I just love it!

Marcy Pryor (Durango, Colorado)

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THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!! I love the door and window. Every time I drive up to our house, I have to pause and look at them. They made such a huge difference in how the house looks, and feels. In the late afternoon, the sun hits the copper design on the door, and reflects the sun onto the stucco next to it. It is just beautiful! The Dutch door part works perfectly, too. When the weather was warmer last month, I would open the top part and let in fresh air without letting the dog out! The other night, we burned something in the kitchen, and sure enough, having the top part open helped to quickly disperse the smoke. Having a two-part door is everything I hoped it would be. Thank you so much!

The craftsmanship is outstanding, too. The ultimate compliment to the door is that four high school students independently have come up to me and said how beautiful the door is. That age is difficult to impress, and half the time they do not even notice things... But not so the door. They have all noticed it, and taken the time to mention it. And Greg and I comment on it to each other all the time. The wood, the copper, the design, the glass - - it could not be better.

And the glass in the window - - I am so glad we did that! It is not as noticeable to people, but it is to me. I love how the sun rays face one another. I know I am gushing, but I can’t help it. Everything worked out perfectly. Thanks so much! Thanks for all the time, the consultations, the beauty of what you create. I am so grateful.

Winston Dines (Durango, Colorado)

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Thank you so much. I simply love love love the doors!

Mary Porcino (Allentown, Pennsylvania)

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Again, thank you! There will be many years of joy surrounding your work.

Susie Bonds (Durango, Colorado)

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Thanks, Doug.  I appreciate your assistance.  The doors look and feel great and I get many compliments on them.

Jeremy Roy (Wellesley, Massachusetts)

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Excellent work, worth every penny.

J. Reynolds (Durango, Colorado)

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Looks great!!  Thanks much!!

Scott Barnes (Breckenridge, Colorado)

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So, the door looks fantastic!!!  It is gorgeous, and I am happy to be able to support local artisans such as yourself!  I'll send you a photo of it installed and painted.

Val Kelly (Los Gatos, California)

*****

Re:  The Breeze

The door is a wonderful design, and I love opening up the screen, leaning my head out of the "window", and seeing what's going on in my yard.

Jane Ulrich (Durango, Colorado)

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Re:  The Breeze

It looks fabulous!  Thank you.

Tim Burns (Glenwood Springs, Colorado)

*****

Re:  The Breeze

Who would have thought that we could ever love a door as much as we love your Breeze Door?!  It's just great!

Faith Shields (Durango, Colorado)

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I just talked to Greg - his Professional Installer installed the door yesterday - and Greg is so HAPPY!!!!!  He says it looks FANTASTIC!!!!  He also wanted me to pass on that Jerry was complimenting the door, the workmanship, and everything else, all the time he was installing it!!!!   KUDOS!!!!!!

Jenny Tolbert (Durango, Colorado)

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We have a beautiful stained Doug Christie front door that needs to be refinished after 20 years on the job.  Do yoiu have recommendations as to what product to use?

George Christy (by E-mail)

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Re:  The Breeze

The doors are wonderful!  Mike is installing them this week.  I'll send pictures in a few weeks to show you the end result.  It was a pleasure doing business with you and happy I could support a local business!

Karin Foster (Kremmling, Colorado)

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Doug....Sorry I missed you the other day.  Just wanted to tell you what a treat it was to hang your door in the 10/4 jamb...  Man, that thing slipped in like a glove and looks great...  You need to hear that!!

Steve Bach, Wooden Ways Inc. (Durango, Colorado)

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Re:  The Breeze

The Door is absolutely beautiful.   You are welcome to come check it out, we did get the new decking installed, so take photos if you'd like.  We love it.  The breeze door works well and when it was hot, it was great to have it open in the evening.  Hope you are doing well.   Bruce did a great job installing it.

Cyndi Ortman (Durango, Colorado)

*****

Re:  The Breeze

...It did turn out very nice.  We get compliments about the door from everyone that comes over or walks by the house.   Thanks again.

Zack Tripp (Durango, Colorado)

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I just wanted to tell you again THANKS!   The door is truly a work of art that will be appreciated for many years to come.   I spoke with Homer (Homer Carter, custom home builder) today and he said the install went great and he was very complimentary of your detailed work as a craftsman.   He also commented on how hard the wood itself was and how hard it must have been to work with.  The plastic is on (the door in the photo) because Homer won't let anyone use it in fear of getting it dirty.  He has now deemed the garage door as the new construction entry.

Marc Muto (Ona, West Virginia)

*****

Super!! I love it!

Diane Cherbak (Mancos, Colorado)

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The door is getting finished this week & should have it in next week.  Kris is excited!  She loves the job you did on it, we will send a picture when it's in.  It was a pleasure meeting you.   Kris is already thinking where she wants her "breeze" when we can afford it!

Dave Watters (Rocky Ford, Colorado)

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Really trying to work three of your doors into my budget.  Even if I don't make it, I want you to know these are the best doors I've ever seen in my 62 years.  I pinned this to my Pinterest page.  Hope it brings you more business.  God bless and best of luck.

Gayle Whitt (Frankfort, Ohio)

*****

We love it!  Our neighbors love it!  Tuck did a perfect installation.  We appreciate your artistry and hard work.  Thank you so much!

Barbara McLachlan (Durango, Colorado)

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Re:  The Breeze

Good morning Doug- 

Just wanted let you know how things are going. We received our door on 6/12/14 without any complications. It arrived undamaged, on time and with a friendly driver! The day it arrived our carpenter was at the house and he checked it over thoroughly, it passed with flying colors. Yesterday he installed it. I can't even begin to tell you how much Anthony and I love it. It is FABULOUS! The workmanship, the quality and the styling are all perfect. You have exceeded our expectations. We will be singing your praises in Connecticut.  

Renovations are often filled with stress and angst, you have taken a piece of this project and made it easy-breezy! 

I will be sending you photos as soon as the moulding and finishing work is complete. Thank you so much for all you have done and keep up the excellent work. It has been a true delight working with you. 

Fondest regards, 

June and Anthony Russo (Coventry, Connecticut)

*****

Wow Doug,

It looks fantastic! Julie loves it too. It will look great with the cedar siding of the house.

Emmett Roche (Salvisa, Kentucky)

*****

Re:  The Breeze

Hi Doug,

Sorry for the delay, the work turned out really well. I have my doors up finally. I will send you photos. They are awesome. Of course its is so humid here haven't use the breeze feature yet. It was a bit involved getting them installed, but everything is perfect.

My mother ... was with me this weekend (and) was super excited about the doors.

Kellie Cosby (Ellicott City, Maryland)

*****

Re:  The Breeze

Hi Doug!

My door is in…finally it’s in!! Ahhh. The gentleman who installed it just cannot believe how beautiful it is! He only does doors, so that is saying something! I am sure that he’ll contact you because he is going to show it to future customers.

I snapped this photo with my phone, I’ll take some photos with my better camera later.

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Thanks again,

Becky Janssen (Santa Rosa, Calofornia)

*****

Re:  The Breeze

Hi Doug,

Just a quick note to let you know how much we love our new door. Its so great to not have a screen door so the gorgeous new door is visible yet we have the benefits from the screen on the top. Its working out exactly like we thought it would. Thank you again and we hope you had a safe and uneventful drive home.

Also, if you ever have people from the SF area or northern Calif considering a breeze door, we would be glad to show them our door or be a reference.

Kathy Kyne (Redwood City, California)

*****

Re:  The Breeze

Hi Doug,

We finally got our door installed (installers were very busy), and it is beautiful! Pictures attached. The installers actually made a point to tell me how beautiful the door is. They had never seen anything like it and said it's the most well-made, new door they've seen. The saying goes, "They don't make 'em like they used to," but you are!

I hope your return drive was uneventful and quick.

Best wishes,

Rebecca Lang (San Francisco, California)

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*****

Re:  The Breeze

Hi Doug,

Just a note to say hi and a very Merry Christmas from Estes Park.

Jim and Debbie Horst (Estes Park, Colorado)

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Hi Doug,

Wanted to share a picture of your door at my house.   It gets lots of compliments when people come to the door.  We love it.

Bob Burgess (Bay Area, California)

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