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Sliding Barn Doors, not just for the barn

Sliding doors have been around for a long time. Currently most people refer to these as sliding barn doors, an inspiration taken from the barn! Of course we are not all born in a barn and some of us prefer a more glamourous look. You can also refer to this look as sliding doors however this can sometimes be confused with the sliding bi pass doors of the closet type. We may recommend you refer to these as exposed track doors to avoid confusion. 

The trend of exposed track hardware is really the jewelry of this look. It can be large and bold, industrial or minimal and the finishes range as well.  Hand forged to stainless steel, and everything in between including custom colors.  And of course the handles are an important part as well.  We recently installed a sliding door with plumbing pipe hardware. We will share more of that project in a future blog!  

The door itself can be made of reclaimed barn wood with deep grained rustic features, a paint grade maple painted any color or any wood species from classic oak and cherry to more exotic woods.  Sky is the limit.  Lets not forget door style.  In this application we designed the door to have a very rectangular, structured architectural look.  You can use any interior door style as your inspiration or have a custom door designed built to suite your taste. 

Not only are sliding barn doors a great space saver and functional, they are also a great backdrop and focal point of a room. 

In this downtown condo in Madison Wi we had the pleasure of creating an entirely different look than when the client first purchased the home.  That’s the beauty of remodel work! Our goal was to create a contemporary downtown feel using sleek finishes.  We chose an industrial brushed nickel track with large rollers to hold the 9’ doors. The doors were custom built and stained dark for a striking contrast.  The function of the doors are perfect for opening up the fireplace room to enjoy when entertaining or closing off the room when guests stay the night on the built in murphy’s beds flanking each side of the fireplace. 

Interested in adding this look to your home?  Lets get rolling!   To see more of this condo view it in our portfolio!