Customers often ask: How tall and wide should my barn door be? We've got your answers. Measuring your door frame for a barn door is different from measuring for a regular swing door. Find out more!
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At RealCraft Carriage Doors we put quality and craftsmanship above all else. From the moment you call us to the day your door is installed, we're here to make your dream doors a reality. Our handcrafted carriage and entry doors have been featured in some of the most popular TV shows and magazines in the industry. Each carriage door is made from premium wood and built by skilled artisans in the Pacific Northwest.
Sliding doors make for stylish & space-saving additions to any home or business. Available in many styles from standard to bi-parting to bypassing to pocket to wall-mounted... Which sliding door system is best for you? Find out!
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Our Shaker High Z Panel Sliding Barn Door is traditional with just a hint of the rustic. This barn door features two panels, separated by a horizontal rail, and a diagonal brace on the lower panel, creating a Z shape. The Z-brace is commonly found on actual barn doors, but we decided to adapt the look to a more traditional, classic design style, so you can embrace a touch of country charm. It's made with mortise and tenon joinery and solid wood, for both longevity and beauty. This is a door that's as strong as it is good-looking, that will last for years to come. Shaker design is all about making a simple thing uncommonly well, and we build our doors in the same spirit. A sliding barn door like this showcases the natural variation and uniqueness of real wood. The Shaker High Z Panel is a favorite for:
Sliding barn doors save floor space, which is optimal for narrow hallways, tight corners, or other spaces where you need more accessibility. Perfect for pantries, linen closets, storage closets, living rooms, and kitchens. Pair this door with one of our sliding hardware kits for a cohesive final look. The Shaker High Z Panel goes well with our Classic Flat Track or top-mounted Aero.
Skilled artisans make all our doors by hand onsite in Gig Harbor, a small seaport town on the Puget Sound in Washington State.
For frequently asked questions about choosing a door and hardware see our FAQ page. If you're not sure what species is right for your space, 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 are not 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 damage in transit.
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 1-253-853-3815 and we’ll be happy to help!
If you wish to customize the door even further, we can make your dream door a reality! 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 1-253-853-3815.
When determining the size of your barn door, we recommend that the door overlaps the doorway to minimize gaps and provide some sound-muffling for privacy. An inch of overlap on each side is a good rule of thumb for barn doors. For example, a 36” x 80” doorway would need a 38” x 81” sliding barn door. If you would like more sound sealing, then a 2-inch overlap on either side is best. To make sure it looks as intentional as possible, your barn door should also completely cover any molding on the door opening when closed. So if you have molding, you’ll need to factor that into your measurements as well.
Need more guidance? Learn How to Measure for a Sliding Barn Door
RealCraft offers twenty different wood species from budget-friendly to exotic and rare. 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 1-253-853-3815.
We recommend adding a clear finish to your door to protect it and ensure that it is eligible for coverage under our warranty. A clear finish not only protects your door, it also enhances the door’s beauty while preserving its natural, unique texture. Clear finish brings out the color and detail of the wood grain.
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.
Clear Satin EuroFinish by Osmo: A premium hand-rubbed hardwax oil that conditions, seals, and finishes the wood.
Oil Stain EuroFinish by Osmo: A premium hand-rubbed hardwax oil that stains, seals, and finishes the wood.
Check out our Wood Species Visualizer below to compare the raw wood with finished wood and explore our wood species options. Slide the toggle to the left for unfinished wood, and slide the toggle to the right for wood finished with Clear Satin EuroFinish.