Friday, December 12, 2014

Barn Doors will help you sleep a bit longer.

I believe it's safe to say that 70% of our barn door applications fall in the category of Master Bedroom to Master Bathroom. The question that we hear over and over again is....... "why didn't my builder put a door between the master bedroom and bathroom. Not sure...... maybe the builder figured that both husband and wife were going to wake up at the same time, neither ever wanted to sleep in a bit or neither ever wanted privacy. Who knows!, but we have the answer. The above photos are of a barn door we just installed today 12/12/14 in that very application. we built this door in a weathered gray barn board, our 3-Rail Planked style and it was hung on our flat black iron track using our Classic 4" Ball Bearing Wheel for very smooth and quiet operation.
Visit us on-line at or contact us at 480-688-3820. We aren't doctors, we're barn door builders, but we have the answer for you to get a little extra sleep and occasional privacy!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Horizontal Planked Blend WOW!

The above "Horizontal Plank" barn door we made using a blend of gray tone and natural earth toned stained planks. This home leans on the contemporary side of interior design, with a few natural element strategically placed throughout the space - adding just the amount of warmth. This room is adjacent the kitchen and this family is opting to use it as a theater room for their teenage children. Not only does the door compliment the space from a design perspective, but will be a wonderful sound insulator. We manufacture our barn doors at 2 1/4" thick and with wood being a great insulator, the cranked up surround sound will no longer disturb additional family members in the kitchen or adjacent family room. Fro more information on our handcrafted sliding barn doors and hardware systems, please visit our website at Our showroom and barn door work shop is located in the Scottsdale Air-Park in North Scottsdale.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Barn Doors & Hardware Kits, We have them!

Thanks for visiting our blog, Arizona Barn Doors. We are located in Scottsdale, Arizona - USA and manufacturer handcrafted sliding barn doors and complete sliding barn door hardware systems. We encourage you to visit our website at if you have any specific questions related to a barn door application for your home or office, you can contact us at 480-688-3820. Our showroom and manufacturing hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. and on Saturdays our showroom is open by appointment.

Are you interested in hanging an old door or flea market find on a sliding barn door hardware system? Our complete sliding barn door hardware kits include:2 ea. Barn Door Wheels on ball bearing axles, 2 ea. Mounting Arms, a 6 Foot Track, 5 ea. Wall Spacers, 2 ea. End Stops, 2 ea. Floor Guides, and All Necessary Mounting Hardware for $259.00 USD Available Finishes are: Kettle Black, Dark Bronze, and Gun Stock Nickel. If your application requires a track over 6 feet, we gladly cut custom sized tracks for a slight up-charge over the kit price. We do ship Nationwide, freight paid by the customer.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

The Ultra-Quiet Barn Door Wheel

Introducing the "Classic Style Ball Bearing Barn Door Wheel"

With testing completed in many applications and a prototype mounted on a barn door in our showroom for over 60 days, we have officially launched this beautiful Classic Style barn door wheel with a fully pressed ball bearing axle. This wheel makes opening and closing even the heaviest of barn doors with ease. The ultra quiet feature comes from the hard pressed poly-urethane material that has been cast to look just like a solid cast iron wheel. We offer a complete sliding barn door hardware kit which includes: A "pair" of these Classic Wheels, a 6 foot track and all the necessary mounting hardware for just $259.00. Please visit our website at or contact our showroom in Scottsdale, Arizona at 480-688-3820

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

A Perfect solution for Bedroom to Bath

One of our most popular Barn Door applications is the opening between the Master Bedroom and Master Bathroom. Traditional doors just don't work in this area as if the door swung in it would most likely consume valuable bathroom wall space and if the door swung out into the bedroom it would take up wall space that is meant to be used for a piece of furniture. Not to mention the Lack of Privacy by not having a door on the master bath entrance. Does this all sound too familiar? Give us a call, we are located in the Scottsdale Air-Park and would love to hear from you.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Equestrian Manor Barn Doors

Hand Made in Scottsdale, AZ
Our most recent barn door build and installation brought us to an adobe Spanish style home in the North Scottsdale private community of Equestrian Manor. For this application the homeowner wanted to have the ability to close off the east wing of her home which is adjacent to the formal living room. She expressed to us during our initial meeting that she wanted the flexibility to close off the east hallway which led to her children's bedrooms to create privacy for the living room. The doors we built (shown to the left) were very traditional sliding barn doors. The planks had a tremendous amount of distressing and age marks which fit right in with the hand made Spanish style furniture and appointments throughout the home. We finished the doors with a hand rubbed oil based stain in a rich mahogany tone, again coordinating with the Spanish furniture and decor'. To the right of the door, on your right is an adobe beehive fireplace which created space limitations for the right hand barn door to fully slide open and away from the doorway. Because of the space limitation from the fireplace, we created a bypass sliding barn door hardware track which allows the doors to pass over each other and stowed to the left of the opening. Thanks for reading our blog, The Barn Door Store in Scottsdale, Arizona
Hand Made in Scottsdale, AZ

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

How to calculate what size barn door you need.

In the document to the left we have illustrated the correct way to figure out what size barn door you will need to properly cover your doorway opening. If your doorway has door casing (trim) around the perimeter and you want your barn door to cover the casing when it is closed, measure the width from the outer edges of the casing. We suggest, as stated in the illustration, that 2 inches is added to the opening width and height when calculating what size barn door you will need. Using this method, you will maximize privacy and sound insulation from one room to the other when the barn door is closed. In order to properly "park" (fully open) your barn door, you must have wall space on either side of the opening that at least equals the width of the barn door. If you have any questions in figuring what size barn door you need, feel free to contact us at We are located in Scottsdale, AZ and would be happy to visit your home for a measurement and estimate.