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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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.
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This variation is ideal if you want the look of a French door, but don’t want full glass paneling. It’s an updated take on the traditional French door, with six glass panels in a window formation, and a raised wood panel on the bottom half of the door.French architects call this kind of door “porte-fenêtre” which means “window door.” Think of it like a door and a window in one. It's shown above in Premium Walnut.
Our doors are made with premium materials. We use insulated glass, available either in etched or clear, so you can choose how private you want the door to be. Choose from twenty different wood species, ranging from traditional (like Alder) to exotic (like Wenge). Our exterior doors come with an exclusive white oak threshold and 100% silicone Swiss door sweep, a combination that prevents water damage to the jamb. And we offer the door jamb in the same wood species as the door, for a cohesive final look. We use 100% solid wood in our doors and jambs. Because we believe a thing that’s worth building is worth building right.
What we build with is only half the story. How we build is the other. Skilled artisans cut, assemble, and finish our doors by hand. So our doors have an artisanal quality that’s hard to replicate in a mass-produced world. Plus, our artisans use traditional deep joinery methods to add to your door’s longevity.
We think this door is ideal for traditional, coastal, shabby-chic, or French farmhouse styles. It works great as a front door, side door, or door to the backyard—anywhere you want a touch of French elegance.
Skilled artisans make all our doors by hand onsite in Gig Harbor, a small seaport town on the Puget Sound in Washington State.
RealCraft offers twenty different wood species, 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.
When selecting a glass option for this door, keep in mind how private the space is. Choose the standard clear glass for full transparency or the etched option for a little more privacy.
We also offer custom glass options upon request.
Our standard entry hinges are 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" ball-bearing hinges available in:
If your door will be an outswing door--especially in coastal areas--we recommend stainless steel or brass hinges to prevent corrosion.
We offer American or European hinge placement of the ball bearing hinges. American-style hinge placement spaces out the hinges evenly. The European-style puts two hinges high on the door and one at the bottom. We recommend European style hinge placement, it is the strongest option. This placement allows the two upper hinges to better bear the load of the door, thus preventing sag over time.
Our concealed hinges come in pairs. They are available in multiple finishes and are a top-of-the-line, completely concealed hinge system with maintenance-free slide bearings. Choose this door hinge for a sleek, upscale finish.
To determine door handing: Stand with your back to the jamb to be hinged. Then let your arm be the door and note whether the door swings to your right or your left. If it swings to your left, it is a left-handed door. If it swings to your right, it is a right-handed door.
To determine “inswing” or “outswing”: First, stand outside your house. Then, when your door opens does it open into the house? Then it is an inswing door. Does it open out from the house? Then it is an outswing door.
Note: Inswing doors are more typical for entry doors.
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" (plus another 1/2" with concealed hinges)
Minimum rough opening: Door width plus 2 3/4" (plus another 1/2" with concealed hinges)
Our exclusive white oak threshold offers superior water protection and wear resistance. We use a pure silicone, adjustable Swiss weather sweep set into the bottom of the door. Kerfed weatherstripping is standard. If you need an ADA threshold, call us.
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 Osmo oil hardwax finishes may need a refresh every 1-3 years depending on their exposure to elements. Large temperature & humidity changes, direct exposure to sunlight, and seaside environments all can affect how often a door needs refreshing. Unlike plastic based varnishes, Our Osmo oil hardwax finishes don’t chip or flake off, so you don’t have to sand them to refinish. Simply clean the wood surface and reapply the finish, removing excess and rubbing in for best results.
If your door gets dirty (weather, pets, children, etc.) you can clean it with a gentle soap and water. If you have to clean the hinges for any reason, make sure they dry thoroughly.
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.
So the Unit Measurements for a pre-hung 32" x 80" door with standard hinges would be 34 3/8” x 82 5/8”.
So a pre-hung 32" x 80" door with standard hinges will need a Minimum Rough Opening of 34 3/4" x 82 3/4".
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. A clear finish not only protects your door, it also enhances its beauty and brings out the color and detail of the grain.
We offer the following finish options:
All of our products are built using the best lumber available and are made with 100% Solid Wood, always.
We are proud to offer products that are handcrafted from start to finish. With decades of expertise, our artisans mix tradition and innovation to create the most distinctive doors in the market. True masterpieces that will last for decades to come.
For every barn door we sell, 25 new trees are planted worldwide.
First things first
When buying a sliding barn door, a prevalent question is: how tall and wide should my barn door be? Take a look at this quick and easy How-To Guide.
The use of a Ledger Board is highly recommended for all barn door installations where there is no wood blocking on the wall.
How long will it take?
We build and ship from Washington, US, so you don't have to worry about delays due to stuck ship containers.
Barn Door installations are pretty straightforward, but you might want some help. Take a look at our Installation Guides to make sure you are ready when your Barn Door arrives.
Everything you need to know before buying your Barn Door.
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