Classic Style Sliding Barn Doors
If your style leans traditional, this is the collection for you. Our classic sliding barn doors are timeless and elegant, with a variety of panel styles and glass options. Whether you’re looking for a traditional five-panel door or something more decorative like a barn door with triple lite glass, we have what you need to make your space look and feel classic and stately.
What are Shaker and Craftsman Style Sliding Doors?
Most of these door designs are inspired by the Shaker and Craftsman design traditions. Here’s a little background about each: Shaker
The Shaker religious movement originated in England and came to North America in the 1700s. Shakers believe that hard work in pursuit of perfection is in itself a spiritual act. As a result, Shakers became famous for the quality of their furniture and other housewares. Shaker style is typified by:
- Utilitarian design
- Plain lines
- Deep joinery techniques
- Avoiding wood stains and preserving natural wood color
The deep joinery techniques made Shaker wood products extremely durable. The Shaker design style has had lasting influence in American interior design and architecture, and is the inspiration for our collection of Shaker sliding doors.
Comes from the Arts and Crafts design movement of the early 1900s. The hallmarks of this design movement are practicality and use of locally sourced and natural materials. Other major design features in the Craftsman style include:
- Simple shapes with clean, strong lines and 90 degree angles
- Exposed joinery
- Minimal ornamentation
- Natural color schemes
- Use of glass panels to maximize natural light
Craftsman Vs. Shaker: Which Door Style is Right For You?
Craftsman and Shaker styles are similar, but the Craftsman style generally allows for a little bit more ornamentation than the Shaker style. This is also true when it comes to door hardware. A traditional offset barn door pull looks great on Shaker sliding doors, while the Craftsman style really comes alive with hand-forged braided styles or ring pulls.
Which style is right for your space? That depends on your preferences and existing furniture pieces. If for example your bedroom features a Shaker-style bed and chest of drawers, then a Shaker barn door will coordinate flawlessly. But these styles can be mixed and matched because they are pretty similar. So in our example, a Craftsman Triple X door could add a point of visual interest while still aligning with the overall look of the space.
What décor styles work best with classic sliding barn doors?
Our classic collection is super versatile and you can use these doors in virtually any space you wish (that’s what you would expect of a classic, after all). But here are the décor schemes we see paired with these doors most often:
- Shabby Chic
You can really make these doors your own and integrate them into your space by choosing the right wood species. We have twenty wood species to choose from and multiple color finishes, so you can find what you need to coordinate your door with your space. Popular choices for these door designs include Sapele Mahogany, White Oak, Walnut, and Knotty Alder. Make your door even more distinctive with an exotic wood option like rich, dark Wenge or vibrant red Padauk. If you want a perfect match with your décor scheme, we recommend getting your door finished in white primer and painting it with one of the colors of your home.