Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Equestrian Manor Barn Doors

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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
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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 info@thebarndoorstore.com. We are located in Scottsdale, AZ and would be happy to visit your home for a measurement and estimate.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Barn Door Style Selection Guide

The above 7 styles, (A through G) include our "standard styles". If you have an inspiration or idea for a custom style barn door, feel free to send them to us at info@thebarndoorstore.com and we will be glad to quote it for you. We look forward to hearing from you. The Barn Door Store is located in Scottsdale, Arizona in the Scottsdale Air-Park. Visit us on-line at www.thebarndoorstore.com or stop by our showroom M-F 9 AM to 5 PM

Monday, October 6, 2014

A loft at the Summit in Copper Square

We just installed this pair of horizontal planked, custom barn doors in a loft at The Summit in Copper Square. In keeping with the contemporary, industrial design theme of the loft we added polished steel trim to the perimeter of the doors, front and back. We also kept the sliding barn door hardware wheels and arms in the natural steel finish which tied in perfectly with the exposed duct work throughout the loft. Our showroom is located in the Scottsdale Air-Park contact us at 480-688-3820 or visit us on-line at www.thebarndoorstore.com

Friday, October 3, 2014

The warmth of wood with a hint of metal

Chad King (left) applying a medium polished steel trim to these horizontal planked Barn Doors we custom made for a downtown Phoenix loft. This pair will be installed over an opening between a den and kitchen in the loft. The loft's style is a mix of wood tones and industrial metal accents complete with exposed duct work which was our inspiration for the polished steel trim on the doors. We manufacture 8 standard barn door styles, but welcome the opportunity for you to bring us your custom barn door inspirations. Our showroom is located in the Scottsdale Air-Park at the cross roads of Hayden and Raintree. Feel free to visit us on-line at www.thebarndoorstore.com

Monday, September 22, 2014

Showroom Hours


We offer 8 standard styles of barn doors or bring us your inspiration for a custom order. View barn doors and sliding barn door hardware on display in our newly designed showroom. We look forward to assisting you in owning what we call "Functional Art" for your home (aka): A BARN DOOR!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Exterior Barn Doors too!


We manufacture exterior barn doors for barns and out buildings too! While about 90% of our business is manufacturing custom and semi custom sliding barn doors for residential interiors, we do manufacture exterior barn doors as well. The construction of the exterior barn doors is the same as the interior barn doors however; we do a couple of things differently when the barn doors will be outside. First off, we apply a marine grade exterior clear coat sealer over the stained finish. This sealer will protect the finish from the exterior elements and has a "non yellowing", "Ultraviolet" protection additive. Secondly, we install a 2" rubber flap gasket (weather stripping) similar to the one on the bottom of your garage door. This helps to protect the exterior elements from the interior of the barn or out building. The image above is a pair of barn doors we recently built and installed for a North Phoenix customer who built an out building on his property which will be a grand workshop and ATV garage. Please visit our website at www.thebarndoorstore.com or send us an email at: info@thebarndoorstore.com  We welcome the opportunity to discuss your barn door project with you. Our showroom and barn door shop are located in Scottsdale, Arizona in the Scottsdale Air-Park at Hayden Road and Raintree Drive. "We look forward to speaking with you!"