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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The Rancher Plank & Steel Strap Sliding Barn Door has a simplified yet robust design. This unique door design features four vertical wood planks and two horizontal steel straps, which gives it an ambiguous and versatile look. The solid steel straps on the top and bottom of the door are not only an essential part of the door construction, but are also an important design element that gives this door more personality and style.
For this door design, in particular, the wood species play a significant role in the final appearance, feel, and "vibe" of the door. Depending on the wood species, the final look could be minimal, subtle, rustic, or rough-looking, so make sure to explore multiple options!
Suitable for residential and commercial projects, the Rancher Plank & Steel Strap Sliding Barn will graciously complement many of the most popular decoration schemes, including but not limited to:
The Rancher Plank & Steel Strap Sliding Barn is a practical, visually appealing, and easy-to-install door system and can be used in any part of your home or business. You can confidently use the Plank & Steel Strap sliding barn door design as:
Barn Doors also became the favorite door solution for many businesses, including bars, boutiques, clinics, retail stores, and many more!
RealCraft offers over 20 premium and responsibly sourced wood species. We can also source custom wood species upon request! Our wood species selection has an option for every taste and pocket. Explore inexpensive and budget-friendly options as well as luxurious and exotic species. Some customer's favorites include:
Again, the wood species play a vital role in the barn door's final look, so make sure to consider many possibilities!
It is also essential to keep in mind that wood is (and will always be) a natural, living material with unique properties. Every wood species is different and will react differently to various temperatures and humidity 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 controlled, pretty much any wood species will last for decades keeping its visual appeal and natural properties. If you have questions about what wood species would work better for your project's barn door, just give us a call!
For every sliding barn door we sell, 25 NEW trees are planted worldwide!
All of our barn door designs are handcrafted by our skilled artisans in Gig Harbor, Washington.
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*Note: All hardware is sold separately. Please see our barn door hardware kits for sliding hardware options.
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.
Technical questions? 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 support agents!
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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