I bought this door in Jefferson, Texas from the Walnut Street Mercantile. When I got home with it I realized it looked like quarter sawn oak on one side but not on the other. At first glance it looked real but up close I could tell it was painted with a faux finish. After looking on the internet I discovered in the early 1900's this faux finish was done. It was a guarded secret that they would not share. I was intrigued.