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Wood Species 101: Knotty Alder - RealCraft
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 - RealCraft
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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Sliding Barn Door: +50 Beautiful Ideas For Your Next Project - RealCraft
More than just a space saver, sliding barn doors have become an iconic decoration piece by itself. Sliding barn doors are available in a vast selection of wood species and finishes and in a wide range of styles, which makes them a perfect element for wall space, no matter what interior design style you are aiming at. Ideal for small or large, indoors or outdoors projects, these doors add a unique touch to your home decor composition.

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How To Choose an Automatic Door Openers - RealCraft
People usually love the idea of genuine, swinging carriage doors for their garage, but they worry about whether opening and closing them will be more trouble than they’re worth. We recognized the need for an automatic option, and worked with European engineers to develop a solution for fully automated doors. In this article, we explain different types of door and gate openers.

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