If you’re looking to make a statement or transform a your San Diego home or office interior and give it unique character unlike anything else around, sliding reclaimed wood doors are a great way to upgrade your interior style and display a piece of American history.
Sliding reclaimed wood doors hang from a flat track hanger and can be opened or closed in several different functional combinations and are sometimes referred to as “barn doors”. What makes them truly unique and spectacular, though, is the materials. Sliding reclaimed wood doors are crafted from reclaimed or repurposed pieces of wood from barns, fences, railroad ties or other doors. Typically made from pine, fir, oak, walnut, or cedar, a reclaimed wood door could be that perfect addition to add character and a unique sense of classic style to your San Diego home or office.
Some benefits of a sliding reclaimed wood door include natural materials that are dry and stable and often from old growth trees, and have a natural aesthetic that cannot be reproduced by mass-marketed manufactured products. Sliding reclaimed wood doors are also a great form of recycling for the eco-conscious, repurposing lumber from the scrapheap. Plus, your San Diego sliding reclaimed wood door is a piece of timeless art, and a definite conversation starter.
Sliding reclaimed wood doors fit best in locations where it might not be practical to hang a swinging door, making them a great way to maximize space. Plus they are a perfect option for San Diego homes and offices that prefer extremely large door openings, like 10’ to 15’ door openings. Occasionally, sliding reclaimed wood doors are hung on walls to nowhere as an accent piece to a room, or they are even used as decorative headboards. They are perfect doors for lofts, home office spaces, guest rooms, dens, media rooms, and master bathrooms. The rustic element of reclaimed wood adds organic warmth to contemporary San Diego home or office settings.
The best place to start your search for the perfect sliding reclaimed wood door is a lumber mill or workshop that specializes in reclaimed wood construction. A quick internet search will provide many leads to lumber mills all over the country that allow their customers to choose what type of wood, the panel configuration, along with the finish, the style, and type of hardware used to hang and open the door. Finding a master craftsman that specializes in reclaimed wood is important, as reclaimed wood is often difficult to work with, given that it could be more than 100 years old in some cases.
If you purchase a sliding reclaimed wood door, be sure to get the back-story on where the wood originated from and its original purpose. Telling the story of your unique piece of American history is half the fun, besides having the coolest, most unique interior door in your San Diego neighborhood.