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REALCRAFT CUSTOM DESIGN DEPARTMENT


Email us at info@realcraft.com
Call us at (253) 853-3811

9656 Bujacich Rd NW
Bldg E, Ste A
Gig Harbor, WA 98332


Hours of Operation:
M-F, 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM Pacific Time


We ship to the U.S.A. & Canada.


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Ballard Carriage House Garage Doors with Glass

Nine glass lights on the top of the door meet three vertical wood panels for an ultra-traditional look. The Ballard carriage door set is an all-time classic that's sure to add timeless style to your garage for decades. 

Plants 50 mangrove trees You can track your impact after purchase.

Eternally Stylish All-Wood Carriage Doors 

 

When you think of “carriage doors,” the Ballard design is likely what comes to mind. The platonic ideal of carriage doors with nine glass panels and three vertical wood panels. This design is both beautiful and practical, an enduring classic that will always look good. 

 

There are so many ways to make this design your own. Choose from twenty different wood species, from exotic imports to domestic options. We offer ten finish options, including clear or stain finishes. Four glass types are available, too, and we can work with you to source even more custom glass choices. Plus, we offer the door jamb in the same wood species as the door, for a luxe final look that’s unrivaled in the carriage door market. And we use 100% solid wood in our doors and jambs. Because we believe real materials are key to making long-lasting doors.   

 

But the materials are only one part of the story. The other part is who makes the doors. Skilled artisans cut, assemble, and finish our carriage doors by hand. So our doors have an artisanal quality that’s impossible to replicate with roll-up garage doors or mass market options. Our artisans use traditional techniques like mortise and tenon joinery, for a door that’s just as strong as it is beautiful. We've been building carriage doors since 1995, and our production team has decades of experience building carriage doors. 

 

We think the Ballard wood carriage doors are ideal for Traditional, Craftsman, or Farmhouse style homes. Suitable for garages, studios, workshops, or living spaces depending on your glass and threshold choices. 

We've partnered with the best European manufacturers to bring you two outswing carriage door openers. Make your garage doors work for you with an automated door opener. 

 

Franklin Outswing Garage Door Opener

The Franklin Automated Door Opener features a compact motor design that frees up space above your carriage doors. It's quiet-operating and available with multiple accessories. 

  • Each motor is protected inside a compact enclosure and includes a key knob with manual override. 
  • Many programming options 
  • Delayed opening In-swing or out-swing 
  • Decelerated closing 
  • Pedestrian open - designate one door to open for foot traffic 
  • Password protection

Fremont Ceiling Mounted Automated Door Opener

The Fremont Automated Door Opener is ceiling-mounted and extremely quiet in operation. It's a more affordable automatic opener that doesn't sacrifice on ease of use or elegance of design. 

  • Reliable opener system because of only one moving part 
  • Motor is directly attached to the door providing maximum lifting force
  • Lifetime Warranty for motor
  • Durable, efficient LED lighting 
  • Standby power <1 Watt. (approximately $1.00 in energy cost per year) 
  • UL325 certified 
  • Easy shortening or lengthening of the track

Skilled artisans make all our doors by hand onsite in Gig Harbor, a small seaport town on the Puget Sound in Washington State.

 

Wood Species

RealCraft offers twenty different wood options, ranging from traditional to exotic.

 

One of the reasons we love real wood so much is that it carries the character of its natural habitat. Wood species respond differently to humidity and temperature conditions. If you aren't sure which wood species to pick, call us at 1-800-694-5977.

 

If you want to see our wood in person before making a selection, you can order samples here. Check out our wood buying guide here.

 

Glass Options

When selecting a glass option for these doors, the most important variable to consider is how private the space is. Satin insulated glass offers more opacity than clear insulated. We also offer double insulated glass for insulated or heated garages. If you use your garage as a workshop or you've converted it into a living space, double insulated glass will help you save on your energy bill and better regulate the temperature. 

 

We also offer custom glass options upon request. Note that not all custom glass types may be available as insulated units. 

 

Hinge Style

Our standard entry hinges are 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" ball-bearing hinges available in:

  • Solid Brass
  • Pure Stainless Steel

We also have strap hinges for carriage doors. These hinges are best for rustic or traditional doors. 

 

Pre-Hung Door Jambs

Door jambs are made of the same wood as the door for a cohesive look no matter what wood you choose.

 

Jamb measurements: Door width plus 2 3/8"

Minimum rough opening: Door width plus 2 ¾" 

 

Please note that exterior casing/trim is not included. 

Note that exterior Cedar doors come with a Douglas Fir jamb.

 

Thresholds

Carriage doors come with your choice of two threshold types: a drivable aluminum threshold, and a white oak threshold. If your garage has been converted to a workshop or living space, choose the white oak threshold as it is more watertight. If your garage will be used as a garage, the aluminum threshold is best. If you need an ADA threshold, call us.

 

Astragals

Astragals are vertical pieces of wood that cover the space where the carriage doors meet. It makes your carriage doors more secure and weather tight against the elements. A manual carriage door setup needs one astragal on the active door, while an automated setup requires an astragal on each door. 

 

Door Maintenance and Protection

Our doors are designed to be low maintenance. If you live in a place that has big temperature changes between seasons, you may need to tighten or lubricate your hinges from time to time. You should also adjust the door sweep to make sure it keeps the door sealed against the elements over time.

 

Our Old Masters finish combination needs refreshing every 1 to 2 years depending on site conditions. Large temperature & humidity changes, direct exposure to sunlight, and seaside environments all can affect how often a door needs refreshing. Simply lightly sand the door to remove the glossy top coat and reapply. Carriage doors without an overhang will require more frequent maintenance, so we recommend adding an overhang above your carriage doors to minimize direct sun and weather exposure.

 

If your doors get dirty (weather, pets, children, etc.) you can clean them with a gentle soap and water. If you have to clean the hinges for any reason, make sure they dry thoroughly.   

 

Financing

We’re proud to offer Shop Pay Installments! Buy today and pay in 4 or more payments starting at 0% APR. If you finance your purchase with Affirm (Shop Pay Installments), your first payment is due approximately two weeks after your purchase is finalized. Please note that due to extended delivery times, your loan payment(s) may be due before you receive your purchase.

 

 

Questions?

For frequently asked questions about choosing a door and hardware see our FAQ page. And feel free to reach out any time to speak to a qualified consultant by calling 1-800-694-5977.

Ordering a pre-hung door means the door jamb is included. Therefore measurements for pre-hung doors should take into account the overall Unit Measurements and the Minimum Rough Opening where it will be installed. 

 

 

Calculating Unit Width Measurements for Pre-hung Doors

  • Single Door Width x 2 + 3-1/4" for Unit Width1/2" minimum for Rough Opening Width

 

Calculating Unit Height Measurements for Pre-hung Doors

  • Door Height + 1-7/8"" for Unit Height1/4" minimum for Rough Opening Height

Please note that any door or door unit that measures more than 90 inches in both width and height will be shipped as a kit with jamb legs disassembled. This is done to comply with crate size limits on freight trucks. 

We highly recommend adding a clear or stain finish to your door to protect it and make sure that it is eligible to be covered by our warranty. A clear finish not only protects your door, it also enhances its beauty and brings out the color and detail of the grain. Stain finishes can intensify or adapt the color of the wood and provide additional protection against fading. Visit our wood species page to learn more.  

  

We offer the following finish options: 

  • White Primer: Added to Paint Grade Hardwood. For this option, we use only high-quality hardwoods like European Beech or Red Grandis. These species provide a smooth surface for paint. 
  • Luxe Clear Satin Finish: An oil finish base, sealed with a satin-texture water-based top coat. 
  • Luxe Oil Stain Finish: A pigmented oil finish base, sealed with a satin-texture water-based top coat.  

RealCraft's wood options with Luxe Clear Satin Finish applied: 

Click and drag left and right on the image to see how the wood species look Unfinished vs. with Luxe Clear Satin Finish. 

  • Slide Right ➡ to see the Unfinished Wood Species.
  • Slide Left ⬅to see the Luxe Clear Satin finish.


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Craftsman cuts a sheet of plywood to build a shipping crate.
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The Real Benefits

Why Choose RealCraft

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On all Carriage Door orders

Eco-Friendly

50 trees planted for every door sold

Made by Hand

Handcrafted in Gig Harbor, WA

Your Design

Endless customization options

Discover the Difference

Exceptional Carriage Door Features

A side-by-side comparison showing the advantages of RealCraft Carriage Doors.

Features RealCraft Carriage Doors Competition
Handcrafted Solid Wood Construction
Easy Online Shopping
20 Hardwood Species Options
Custom Design Options
Automated Opener Add-Ons
Environmental Commitment: 50 Trees Planted per Door Set Sold
1-Year Limited Warranty
Free Shipping in the Contiguous US
Custom-made Wooden Crates for Shipping Protection

The Authenticity of Time-honored Craftsmanship

Experience the beauty of handmade tradition

Our expert artisans bring your doors to life with passion and an unyielding standard of excellence.

FAQ

Our standard delivery time for a RealCraft Carriage Door is 7-10 weeks. However, the timeframe may vary depending on customization requests and current demand. We recommend reaching out to our team for the most up-to-date lead times.

Once an order is placed, it moves quickly into production. Any changes after the order is placed may result in additional charges and could delay the delivery date. Therefore, we recommend finalizing your design before placing an order.

While some of our clients choose to install their Carriage Doors themselves, we recommend professional installation for the most reliable, long-lasting results. However, we do provide detailed installation instructions for each product.

Yes, the Franklin Autoswing Opener has been designed to integrate seamlessly with all our Carriage Door models for convenient, smooth operation.

Yes, all our Carriage Doors come with a comprehensive warranty. For detailed information about the warranty period and what it covers, please refer to our warranty section or contact our customer service.

RealCraft does not provide installation services. However, we are more than happy to answer any questions your installer may have.

The price listed on our website reflects the base cost of the door. If you choose to customize your door or add optional features, such as the Franklin Autoswing Opener, these will come at an additional cost.

RealCraft is committed to delivering high-quality products. If you're not completely satisfied, please refer to our return and exchange policy or contact our customer service team. Please note that custom orders are typically not eligible for returns or exchanges.

Maintaining your RealCraft Carriage Door is pretty simple. Regular cleaning with a mild soap and water will help to keep the finish looking new. Periodic reapplication of Osmo finish (if selected) is recommended every one to three years depending on local conditions. For more detailed information, please refer to our maintenance guide.

Yes, our commitment to the environment is central to our operations. We source sustainable materials and plant-based wood finishes, minimize waste, and build our doors to last. All of these steps reduces the environmental impact of our carriage doors.

We’re proud to offer more ways to pay. Now you can pay over time with Shop Pay and choose the plan that’s best for you.

Our team of experts can schedule a custom consultation with you to create your perfect carriage doors. We have an array of additional material and design options--if you can dream it, we can build it.

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