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Wood Species

Lumber from A to Z

RealCraft proudly offers 20 different wood species to choose from. With options like Knotty Alder, Reclaimed Barn Wood, Bubinga, and Walnut, you are sure to find something that you love.

We take pride in offering 100% solid wood barn doors; no veneers, nothing engineered, just top notch woods. With such a diverse lineup, it's possible to make your interior sliding barn doors either become the centerpiece of a room, or simply provide a classy, understated partition that connects and separates rooms. All of our barn doors are made with pride in the Pacific Northwest by artisan woodworkers. If you need some inspiration, please check out our complete gallery here as well as our guide to choosing a barn door. 

Read below to learn more about each of the species that we offer.

Left of the wood sample has a clear urethane finish, and right is unfinished.


Knotty Alder

From the cozy cabin to the upscale loft these barn doors will add warmth and comfort to your home. Organic knots and burls define the rustic nature of alder. Great for the urban cottage or any place that needs a touch of nature, Alder is naturally warm with earthy tones and hints of amber.


Reclaimed Barn Wood

Reclaimed barn doors are crafted from authentic, salvaged old-growth Douglas Fir. This particular collection was salvaged from the historic Columbia River net sheds along the Port of Astoria piers. Add warmth and historic character to your home with the rich hues and textures of timeless barn wood.


European Beech

European Beech adds elegant appeal to any modern décor. With unique, uniform wood tones of light honey-brown, characteristic rays and tiny grain, Beech barn doors are the perfect complement to any contemporary home.



Bubinga is a popular exotic wood harvested in western Africa. Its impressive coloration sets it apart. With its deep brick red color, stunning rings, and remarkable grain figures, it is sure to make a statement. Bubinga can be loved as much for its fun name as it is for its beauty and fortitude.


Western Red Cedar

Recognized for its classic qualities, western red cedar is a cornerstone of the Pacific Northwest. Cedar’s silky texture, sweet aroma, and defined linear grain make it a woodworker’s favorite.



Cherry exhibits gorgeous colors and a resplendent grain. Cherry lumber colors range from robust red to soft light brown. The wood is satiny and smooth, adding elegance and refinement to any space.


Douglas Fir

Douglas Fir features a light brown fiber with stunning dark brown growth rings. Eager to blend with virtually any décor, the Douglas Fir barn door is a great choice for the home. 



Hickory is extremely tough and resilient. Hickory features a warm golden tone with darker contrasting ribbons throughout. Often used for baseball bats because of its shock resistance, hickory is suitable for projects subject to impact and stress. Robust and heavy, hickory is generally straight grained and coarse textured.



Known for its delectable syrup, maple is one of the most durable wood species available. Light and airy, with soft but intricate patterns, a maple door will add sophistication to your favorite room. 



Often referred to as the Wood of Kings, padauk is known for its unique reddish orange coloration. It got this royal nickname fromFrench Kings Louis XV and Louis XVI’s. These 17th-century rulers had their woodworkers craft kingly cups and chalices with it. Padauk grows in the tropical climates of India, Indochina, the South Pacific, and West Africa.


Reclaimed Pine

Reclaimed Pine is one of the most versatile and adored Western Pines. It’s honey-toned sapwood and reddish brown heartwood put it a cut above. Reclaimed Pine takes most finishes beautifully, including paint, stain, lacquer and varnish. 


Purple Heart

There are so many reasons to love a purple heart door. Upon exposure to sunlight, purple heart becomes a deep eggplant purple. Known for its durability, it is often used to build the hull of boats. Add a unique splash of color to your space, with this exotic hardwood, grown in South America.


Reclaimed Redwood

Reclaimed Redwood Barn Doors are constructed from our limited stock of stunning salvaged redwood, full of character and history. Make your barn door a conversation starter and add warmth to your home with the rich hues and textures of Reclaimed Redwood.


Sapele Mahogany

Sapele Mahogany enhances contemporary spaces with a sophisticated quality. This distinctive wood features texture and dimension as it shimmers in the light. Durable and sleek, Sapele Mahogany is the leading choice for refined spaces.



Teak is a versatile wood, which retains its shape and quality for years and years. It is native to south and southeast Asia, India, Indonesia, and Malaysia. Teak has a high oil content, which makes it more decay-resistance than any other natural wood. It tends to be golden to medium brown.




A walnut door is an excellent way to make a bold statement in your home. Luxurious chocolate brown and streaks of pale yellow create a compelling contrast. Whether your design style be modern, industrial, or rustic, the walnut door will fit right in.



Often used for constructing musical instruments, wenge grows in the open forests of Mozambique and Tanzania. It is a very distinctive looking wood. Wenge sports a dark brown heartwood, and has very close fine black and white lines.  One of our most unique and luxurious wood types.


White Oak

Sturdy and strong, quarter-sawn white oak is prepared to stand guard in front of any room. With its striped grain and eye catching gleams of yellow it is sure to grab the attention of your guests.



Stripy and mighty, it is not hard to see how zebrawood got its name. With its brown and yellow-ish stripes it is sure to stop your guests right in their tracks. Zebrawood grows near riverbanks in Africa. It tends to have thick bark and produce heavy, hard wood with a coarse texture.