Ever since the day we moved into this house in January of 2015 I have wanted a sliding barn track door. First of all the doors in the upstairs of our Connecticut Cape are hallow core doors, not like our nice 1950’s solid wood doors on our main level. I was searching on Instagram and came across wood doors from White Shanty and fell in love with their style. They aren’t your typical rustic “barn” door look. I found a classic style door and we are thrilled with the look in the space.
As you can see we fit a lot into one little room. We actually had to have the sofa taken apart at an upholstery shop and built in the room. When the door would swing open it would take a lot of space and it was hard to get around. Another reason I
needed wanted a sliding track door. Also the door would not open all the way with our new thicker rug, you can read about HERE. If you wanted to walk behind the sofa you had to close the door to walk in.
This is the before of the door. (It is a bad photo that I took with my phone late at night). You can see we have a door to the room and also a closet door. The track door needed to be able to work around the existing closet door. And this is what it looks like after…
If you are ordering a barn door from someone or hardware it is helpful to do a quick sketch of the area with measurements. This is what I actually sent to White Shanty so they could make my custom door and ship it to me.
THIS door is the one that I found from White Shanty that I fell in love with. I liked the simplicity and the arch style and that it is not rustic at all.
We actually had to turn the hardware on the door around so the door would slide past the closet door knob. I was a little sad to not see more of the gold hardware, but it what was worked best in our space. You can see in the image below how the track slides past the door knob to the closet…
White Shanty painted the door for me in the color I wanted. I had them paint it in Stonington Gray HC-170 from Benjamin Moore.
We are so thrilled with how it turned out. It is way more functional and the room actually feels so much larger and in a tiny house we can use all the extra space we can get. I wouldn’t mind adding one of these to a few more spots!