A Field Guide to American Residential Doors by Seth Hinshaw is a historic account of the changing design of doors from 1650 to 2000. It highlights the 300 most commonly encountered doors in the United States. The book is arranged around five classes of doors: batten doors, paneled doors, sash doors, veneered doors, and ancillary doors. The book covers the history of each of these classes of doors and discusses variations of doors within each class. It also includes a brief overview of the millwork industry with thumbnail sketches of some important door companies.