An Afternoon At The Shop
An Afternoon at the Shop. WHERE IDEAS BECOME REALITY. For you, with love. When we say we build our barn doors and carriage doors by hand and with love, we really mean it. This week we spent an afternoon with our amazing...

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Wood Species 101: Douglas Fir

The Douglas Fir tree is easily spotted in the Pacific Northwest of the US and in some parts of Canada. The tree itself is categorized as a medium-size specimen. However, in some areas, the tree can grow up to an impressive size of 330 feet!

You might also recognize this species for its seasonal appearance at the end of the year. The Douglas Fir tree is one of the tree species used as Christmas Trees! 

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Wood Specie 101: Maple
Many people might not know the appearance of the tree itself. Still, if you live in North America, you will definitely consume or at least heard of maple syrup. You might also recognize the iconic maple leaf 🍁. Seriously, the leaf is very popular. The maple leaf is the central element of the Canadian flag and the leaf that comes to our mind when we think about Autumn. Literally, if you type “fall images” on google, most of the results will include a maple leaf. Now, let’s learn a little bit more about the Maple Tree!

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Wood Species 101: Knotty Alder
This week, we will talk about a very popular specie: Knotty Alder. Only 20 years ago, no one had even heard of Alder as a lumber choice. But alder now has an excellent reputation for machining, and it is considered a soft wood specie. There are many reasons why Alder became such favored wood lumber, so without further ado, let’s get into it!

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How to Measure for a Barn Door - An Illustrated Guide
A prevalent question when buying a sliding barn door is: how tall and wide my barn door should be? What most people do not know is that measuring your door frame for a barn door is different from measuring for a regular swing door. We put together an illustrated guide with simple steps to guide you on how to determine the ideal size for your barn door! Let's take a look at it!

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