Swinging doors are one-panel doors that open by swinging on hinges —basically, an ordinary door. A level up version of the basic swinging door is swinging French doors. French doors are two doors side-by-side that swing open from the center to create a wide-open entry. Hinged swinging doors can be made with nearly any material from steel, wood, vinyl, fiberglass, glass, and much more. French doors are typically manufactured with great intricate details.