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Lumber from A to Z

Real Carriage Door & Sliding Hardware proudly offers 20 different wood species to choose from. With options like Knotty Alder, Reclaimed Barn Wood, Bubinga, and Walnut, you are sure to find something that you love.

We take pride in offering 100% solid wood barn doors - nothing engineered, just top notch woods. With such a diverse lineup, it's possible to make your interior doors become the centerpiece of a room, or simply provide a classy, understated partition that connects and separates spaces. All of our barn doors are made with pride in the Pacific Northwest by artisan woodworkers. If you need some inspiration, please check out our complete gallery here as well as our guide to choosing a barn door. 

Read below to learn more about each of the species that we offer. Not pictured: rustic walnut and weathered wood.

The left side of the wood sample has a clear finish, and right is unfinished, natural wood.

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Knotty Alder

From the cozy cabin to the upscale loft these barn doors will add warmth and comfort to your home. Organic knots and burls define the rustic nature of alder. Great for the urban cottage or any place that needs a touch of nature, alder is naturally warm with earthy tones and hints of amber coloring.

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Barn Wood

Reclaimed barn wood doors are crafted from authentic, salvaged barn wood - usually old-growth Douglas Fir. This makes reclaimed barn wood the most environmentally friendly wood choice. This particular collection of lumber was salvaged from the planks of Whisky Hill Barn in Aurora, Oregon. The barn was owned by a family who had been farming there since the late 1800s, when it was Aurora Colony, a commune of German and Swiss emigrants. Add warmth and authentic, historic character to your home with the rich hues and textures of timeless barn wood.

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European Beech

European Beech adds elegant appeal to any modern décor. With unique, uniform wood tones of light honey-brown, characteristic rays and tiny grain, Beech barn doors are the perfect complement to any contemporary home.

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Bubinga

Bubinga is a popular exotic wood harvested in western Africa. Its impressive coloration sets it apart. With its deep brick red color, stunning rings, and remarkable grain figures, it is sure to make a statement. Bubinga can be loved as much for its fun name as it is for its beauty and fortitude.

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Western Red Cedar

Recognized for its classic qualities, the Western red cedar tree is a cornerstone of the Pacific Northwest. Cedar’s silky texture, sweet aroma, and defined linear grain make it a woodworker’s favorite.

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Cherry

American black cherry wood exhibits gorgeous colors and a resplendent grain. Cherry lumber colors range from robust red to soft light brown. The wood is satiny and smooth, adding elegance and refinement to any space.

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Douglas Fir

Another wood species indigenous to Washington State, Douglas fir is a softwood that features a light brown fiber and dark brown growth rings. It is known for having a very straight, tight grain, and is sometime referred to as VGDF (vertical grain Doug fir). Eager to blend with virtually any décor, the Douglas Fir barn door is a versatile choice for the home. 

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Hickory

Hickory is extremely tough and resilient. Hickory features a warm golden tone with darker contrasting ribbons throughout. Often used for baseball bats because of its shock resistance, hickory is suitable for projects subject to impact and stress. Robust and heavy, hickory is generally straight grained and coarse textured.

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Maple

Known for its delectable syrup, the sugar maple tree offers a dense and handsome hardwood. Unlike most other hardwoods, the sapwood of sugar maple lumber is most commonly used rather than its heartwood. Its grain is typically straight with some darker streaks, but it is not uncommon to see curling, quilted, or bird's-eye grain patterns. A maple door will add sophistication to your favorite room while keeping a space light and airy. 

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Padauk

Padauk is an tropical African wood with exceptional durability. It is known for it's deep red color. If color in the picture is way too bold for you, not to worry! The photo shows a freshly cut slice of Padauk. When Padauk is first cut, it is a bright red. Once it is exposed to light, it begins to dark and turns a beautiful auburn, and later on a rich brown with hints of red and purple undertones. The metamorphosis Padauk undergoes is truly striking. Paired with its exceptional durability and resistance to rot, Padauk is an excellent choice for those who want something out of the ordinary.

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Reclaimed Pine

Reclaimed pine is one of the most versatile and adored Western Pines. It’s honey-toned sapwood and reddish brown heartwood give it a warm and appealing look. Reclaimed pine takes most finishes beautifully, including paint, stain, lacquer and varnish. 

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Purple Heart

Hailing from South America, newly cut purple heart wood is instantly recognizable. It starts as a light, pinkish brown, but after exposure to air, it begins to oxidize and becomes a rich, regal purple. If it is exposed to UV light, it darkens over time, and in it's final state will be a cool-toned deep brown with a subtle purple tint. Known for its durability, purple heart was once used to build the hull of boats. Add a unique splash of color to your space with this exotic hardwood.

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Reclaimed Redwood

Reclaimed redwood barn doors are constructed from our limited stock of salvaged redwood, full of character and history. Our current redwood supply was sourced from decommissioned red wine vats in a prestigious Napa Valley winery. Make your door a conversation starter with the rich hues and textures of reclaimed redwood.

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Sapele Mahogany

Sapele Mahogany enhances contemporary spaces with a sophisticated quality. This distinctive wood features texture and dimension as it shimmers in the light. Durable and sleek, Sapele Mahogany is the leading choice for refined spaces.

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Teak

Teak is a versatile wood, which retains its shape and quality for years and years. It is native to south and southeast Asia, India, Indonesia, and Malaysia. Teak has a high oil content, which makes it more decay-resistance than any other natural wood. It tends to be golden to medium brown.

 

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Walnut

A walnut door is an excellent way to make a bold statement in your home. Luxurious chocolate brown and streaks of pale yellow create a compelling contrast. Whether your design style be modern, industrial, or rustic, the walnut door will fit right in.

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Wenge

Often used for constructing musical instruments, wenge grows in the open forests of Mozambique and Tanzania. It is a very distinctive looking wood. Wenge sports a dark brown heartwood, and has very close fine black and white lines.  One of our most unique and luxurious wood types.

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White Oak

Sturdy and strong, quarter-sawn white oak is prepared to stand guard in front of any room. With its striped grain and eye catching gleams of yellow it is sure to grab the attention of your guests.

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Zebrawood

Stripy and mighty, it is not hard to see how zebrawood got its name. With its brown and yellow-ish stripes it is sure to stop your guests right in their tracks. Zebrawood grows near riverbanks in Africa. It tends to have thick bark and produce heavy, hard wood with a coarse texture.