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!
Our Magnetic Sliding Chalkboard Door is a must-have swinging door for creative types. It's also perfect for kids' playrooms or bedrooms, as it gives them a place to draw that won't ruin the wall paint. Plus the magnetized surface allows for play with magnets, too. We also love it as a pantry door--you can write your grocery list and weekly menu on the door for easy reference.
The chalkboard is surrounded by a simple solid wood frame, built with mortise and tenon joinery, so you know it’s built to last. The back of the door has a plain wood panel, but you can add a second chalkboard if you would like--call us at 1-800-694-5977. Plus the door is available in twenty wood species. You can opt for a luxurious exotic wood like Wenge or Padauk, or keep things classic with White Oak or Walnut. We especially like lighter woods with the dark chalkboard for a contrast. Customer favorites for this door include:
Western Red Cedar
Plain Sawn White Oak
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 hardware when purchased together. Doors are pictured with hardware for context. Casing and/or decorative trim are not included with pre-hung doors.
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 1-253-243-3343 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 1-253-243-3343.
Door Handing and Inswing/Outswing
Door handing is determined from the outside of a room. If the hinges are on the left side, the door has left handing. If the door swings into the room (away from you, standing outside the room), it is a left-hand inswing door. If it swings toward you, out of the room, it is a left-hand outswing door. The opposite is true of right hand doors – the hinges will be on the right side. If the door swings into the room (away from you), it is a right-hand inswing door. If it swings toward you, out of the room, it is a right-hand outswing door.
In cases where there isn’t a clear “inside” or “outside” to determine handing (i.e., the door connects two rooms), open the door and stand with your back against the hinges. If the door is on your left, it’s a left-handed door. If the door is on your right, it’s right-handed. If you are still unsure, don't worry! We'll be happy to help you make sure you select the right handing. Just give us a call at 1-800-694-5977, or click the chat bubble on the right to chat with one of our customer care agents!
Standard interior swinging door slabs are typically 36” x 80.” But widths between 28" and 32" are also common. If your interior door is taller than 80 inches or wider than 36 inches, the thickness should be 1 ¾ inches. Commercial swinging doors are subject to ADA compliance and may require different dimensions.
For pre-hung doors, you will need to know the rough opening measurement. To calculate the rough opening, measure the width from the inside of the side studs at the top, bottom, and middle of the door frame. Use the smallest of the three measurements, if any variance occurs. Next, measure the height from the floor to the header on the left, center, and right. Again, you will use the smallest of these three measurements, if any variance occurs. Measure the thickness of the wall by using the smallest measurement of the exposed drywall.
For special applications, please call our customer care team at 1-800-694-5977 to make sure you choose the correct size.
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:
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 high-end hand-rubbed hardwax oil that conditions, seals, and finishes the wood.
Oil Stain EuroFinish by Osmo: A high-end hand-rubbed hardwax oil that stains, seals, and finishes the wood.
RealCraft's wood options with Osmo Clear Satin Eurofinish applied:
Click and drag left and right on the image to see how the wood species look Unfinished vs. with Osmo Clear Satin EuroFinish.
Slide Right to see the Osmo Clear Satin Finish.
Slide Left to see the Unfinished Wood Species.
Since the panel is magnetic (not just chalkboard paint), it's also ideal for showing off photos, posting notes, and even toy magnets for kids. Get creative with this chalkboard swing door.
Please note: the front of the door has a chalkboard panel, and the back features a plain wood panel.
WHY CHOOSE REALCRAFT
Unmatched Quality and Features
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RealCraft Swinging Doors
Handcrafted Solid Wood Construction
Unlimited Customization Options
20 Hardwood Species Options
30+ Door Designs
Environmental Commitment: 25 Trees Planted per Door Sold
1-Year Limited Warranty
Custom-made Wooden Crates for Shipping Protection
Specialized Customer Support
Industry-Leading Partnerships for Exceptional Projects
RealCraft collaborates with renowned industry professionals to bring our doors to projects nationwide. Our recent partnerships with This Old Houseand Property Brothersshow the trust we've earned from industry experts. Our doors have been a part of projects big and small.
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High-Quality Sliding Barn Doors with Unparalleled Artistry & Personalization
Superior Craftsmanship and Unparalleled Longevity
We are spearheading a return to craftsmanship unique in the door industry. All of our swinging doors are meticulously handcrafted by skilled artisans using solid wood and time-honored mortise-and-tenon joinery. Our construction method guarantees a top-quality, enduring product, because you shouldn't have to compromise between beauty and functionality.
Infinite Personalization and Distinctive Design
Select from an array of wood types, design refinements, and finishes to craft a swinging door that's perfect for you. We provide over twenty wood species and thirty-six unique designs. Interested in a real metal chalkboard, mirrors, or genuine reclaimed wood? We offer all these and more.
Extensive Hardware and Accessory Choices
Accessorize your sliding barn door with our fashionable and practical hardware selections. We provide hand-forged hardware, flush pulls, magnetic alternatives, and ADA-compliant handles. Elevate your experience with supplementary features such as Soft Stops, Floor Guides, or tailor-made Header Boards. The installation and utilization of barn door hardware have never been more effortless.
Professional Assistance, Effortless Personalization, and Flexible Payment Solutions
Our committed team of experts is available to guide you through each stage of the process. Personalize your door online for a hassle-free purchasing experience, or reach out to us if you need more support. We love to help customers create their perfect door. Additionally, benefit from adaptable financing solutions through Bread Financing, allowing you to buy now and pay at a later time.
RealCraft offers free U.S. shipping, making your purchase more affordable and convenient. We stand behind our sliding barn doors with a 1-year limited warranty. And we provide custom-made wooden crates for optimal shipping protection.
Giving It Back
We depend on healthy forests. That's why for every door we sell, we plant 25 new trees worldwide in partnership with the Eden Project. We also hand-make every sliding barn door on site in Gig Harbor, Washington. So you can feel good about your new door--you're directly supporting American jobs andreforestation.
Everything you need to know about RealCraft swing doors
Yes, since RealCraft swing doors are made from real wood, you can expect some wood grain variation between doors. The unique grain patterns of wood give each door a distinct appearance. This ensures that no two doors will look exactly the same, adding to the authenticity and beauty of your RealCraft door.
Yes, RealCraft swinging doors are suitable for both residential and commercial applications. Handcrafted with high-quality materials and construction techniques, our doors are reliable and long-lasting.
Yes, we offers wood samples in various species and finishes, allowing you to see and feel the materials before making your final decision. Shop wood samples.
At RealCraft, we warranty our swing doors for a full year, giving you peace of mind in your investment.
RealCraft is committed to environmental sustainability. For every door sold, we plant 25 trees worldwide in partnership with the Eden Project. This initiative helps offset our carbon footprint and promotes reforestation efforts. You can track your impact after the purchase.
RealCraft swing doors are shipped in custom-made wooden crates to provide maximum protection during transit. We offer free shipping within the contiguous US.
Maintenance for interior swing doors is easy. You'll need to periodically clean the surface and possibly touch up the door finish in high wear areas like around the doorknob. You'll also need to lubricate and/or tighten hinges from time to time.
Absolutely! RealCraft offers customization consultations to help you design the perfect swing door for your space. Our team of experts will guide you through the process, co-creating a door that meets your specific needs and preferences. Just call (253) 243-3343or use the contact form below.
Yes, RealCraft offers easy financing options in partnership with Bread Financing. This allows you to pay for your purchase over time through affordable monthly plans at competitive interest rates. There are no prepayment penalties, so you can prepay at any time without incurring additional fees. The application process is simple and quick, with a decision in seconds and no obligation to buy. Checking your rate won't affect your credit score, and your data is kept safe and encrypted. Learn more about financing.
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