Architectural Elements: Sliding Barn Doors
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We revisit a perennial favorite of Remodelista readers: traditional sliding barn doors. Whether they're new or reclaimed, the doors lend their rustic, practical sensibility to a space. They save room but are not tucked away like pocket doors, making a virtue out of their rugged beams and industrious hardware. N.B.: See our post on Hardware: Barn Door Fittings for door hanging options. Above: A San Francisco entryway by Feldman Architecture . Above: A black barn door in the entry hall of a TriBeCa Loft by Schappacher White Architects . Photograph by Jason Lindberg. Above: A bright red door by Los Angeles architect Barbara Bestor . Photograph by Aaron Farley for Paper Magazine. Above: Bar doors at the Los Poblanos Historic Inn reference the compound's agricultural origins. Above: A rustic barn door in a lake house designed by Birmingham, Alabama–based Studio C Architecture . Above: With a simple Shaker sensibility, this sliding barn door divides the dining and play spaces at the Seesaw Cafe in San Francisco. Above: A leather handle used on a sliding barn door by Alchemy Architects . Above: An oversized reclaimed door in a studio by Patrick Davis Design . Above: A bathroom alcove with a sliding door by Max Levy Architect . Above: Barn doors in the Vermont home of the founder of Oughton Limited Bags . Above: The door of this bathroom by the Brooklyn Home Company was sourced from a New Hampshire sheep barn. Above: A sliding barn door conceals a home office in a project by Greene Partners . Above: The door to a bedroom in a Mill Valley, California home by Artistic Designs for Living . Above: Furniture maker Cliff Spencer crafts barn doors from reclaimed wine-barrel oak. N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on March 18, 2010.