A prevalent question when buying a sliding barn door is: how tall and wide should my barn door 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.
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As the name suggests, the Mid-Century Modern Center Bar barn door design has a center bar in the center of the door creating two separate panels. This door design lets you pick from two different panel styles: tongue & groove or flat panel.
For the tongue & groove panel construction, multiple small horizontal wood pieces are attached together by hand (on each side of the center bar), creating a traditional, elegant pattern.
For the flat panel construction, there is only a single solid wood panel on each side of the center bar, giving the door a more modern look.
Both panel constructions make a bold statement and can perfectly fit any of the most popular decoration styles, including:
The Mid-Century Modern Center Bar Swinging Barn Door is suitable for interiors and exteriors, and residential and commercial projects. Swinging doors are a traditional a door solution and will effectively complement and add value to your home and business interior decoration. Some popular residential sliding barn door applications include:
RealCraft is proud to offer over 20 beautiful wood species, including budget-friendly and exotic options. Some popular wood species for barn doors include:
Keep in mind that the wood species you choose play a huge role in the door's final look, so make sure to consider multiple possibilities!
Keep in mind that wood is a natural material with unique properties. Every wood species is different and will react differently to various weather conditions. For example, if your door will be in an exterior area, it is a good idea to explore native wood species from your location as they will do much better with the climate conditions over the years. That's not the case for interior doors, though. Since your home's internal temperature is usually controlled, pretty much any wood species will last for decades keeping its visual appeal and natural properties. If you have questions about wood species, please give us a call.
All RealCraft swinging barn doors are handcrafted by our skilled artisans in Gig Harbor, Washington.
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We highly recommend adding a clear finish to your door to protect it and make sure that it is eligible to be covered by our warranty.
Each species of wood we offer boasts its own unique characteristics. Finishing your door with a clear finish will not only protect it, but enhance the beauty of the wood by bringing out the striking color and detail of the grain. We offer Osmo clear satin finish, which is a hand-rubbed hardwax oil that conditions and coats the wood; or clear urethane, which is a plastic sealing coat that is water-resistant and more durable for environments that can cause lots of wear and tear on a door. Read more about the finishes we offer here.
Alder and Beech doors can have white primer added to prep the door for painting. Pre-primed Beech will have a smooth finish, while Alder will have visible knots for a more rustic look. Please keep this in mind when making your species selection.
For frequently asked questions about choosing a door and hardware see our FAQ page. To see sample swatches and descriptions of wood species, take a look at the photo below, or our wood buying guide here. If you're having trouble deciding, or want to see the wood in person, you can order samples here.
Please note that doors will ship separately from sliding hardware when purchased together. Doors are pictured with hardware for context. Sliding hardware is sold separately, and not included with the purchase of a door. Doors will not be pre-drilled for hardware. If you order a door and a hardware kit, we are unable to ship hardware installed on doors due to the risk of shipping damage.
We designed these doors with interior applications in mind. We don't recommend exterior use, and can't guarantee against warping or damage if you install your door outside. To have this door specially crafted for exterior use, call us at 1-800-694-5977and we will be happy to help!
As stated above, we are happy to accommodate requests for customizations; however, please understand that customization will add to the lead time. If you need more than 10 doors, or if your project requires special consideration, please call 1-800-694-5977. We'd be happy to help!
Standard interior swinging doors and pocket doors are typically 36” x 80.” When choosing a sliding barn door, we recommend that the door overlaps the doorway slightly to minimize gaps. An inch of overlap on each side is a good rule for barn doors. In this case, a 36” x 80” doorway would need a 38” x 81” sliding barn door.
For special applications, please call our support team at 1-800-694-5977 to ensure you choose the correct size.
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