Here is a custom entry door I finished about a year ago. I was originally just going to build a replacement door for the original hand built, (by someone else), door because the owner wanted a 36" wide door instead of the 32". The carved part of it was almost an afterthought. The carving is in alder wood even though the rest of the door is built of solid Western Red Cedar. Alder is far more workable as a carving medium and the tone was about right for the Cedar.