White Shaker Style Sliding Barn Door to Make a Bedroom in Thornhill

Wanting to turn the living room into a bedroom, our client decided to put up a sliding barn door.  As you can see, it is a big opening, and the shaker Z door is just perfect. The simplicity of this door and the way it is used to divide the kitchen and the lliving sure makes a statement.

My father in law doing some touching up with the paint.  Noticed it's a kitchen right outside.  And the shaker style door goes really well with the cabinets.

Just making sure everything has been touched up.

Do you want a Z shaker style door to make a statement in your space while being functional?  Talk to us! We'll make it happen.



MJ Architecture is Home to a Sliding Slab Door

Going into an architect's home, one feels different, everything just seems like it was meant to be there.  There is a sense of confident in every piece you see in the space, from the lighting to an old chair, and of course, to a 9 feet tall sliding slab door as the one you see here in MJ Architecture's home. The place was redone, with the hallway wall ripped down, and the sliding slab door here is the entrance to the dinning room.  Notice the flooring, the patch up hardwood running the opposite direction is where the wall used to be.  I love how it is done so purposefully, conserving the history that there used to be wall.

My personal favourite style is electric, and this just does it!  It is so much more interesting and fun to be a space like that.  But I think there is a skill in matching things that don't really "match"

We made this slab door using solid 1-3/4" thick molding grade pine and white wash it to give that nice simple finish.  The heavy Metal barn door hardware accessorizes the door

If you would like to have the slab door to make a statement in your space, talk to us! If you would like your space beautifully created with an architect's mind, contact MJ Architecture!

Sliding barn door hardware bypass style installation


As I've mentioned in a previous post, Hanging two doors | By-pass style, where we can make modification to The Heavy Metal flat track hardware to accommodate double doors in a bypass style configuration, this post will feature the actual installation. We were commissioned to fabricate 3 doors out of barn board and install them in a beautiful log cottage up in Muskoka. I hope I have an opportunity to come back in the future.

Let's get to business. Below is the initial planning before installation begins:

Sliding barn door hardware bypass initial planning

You can already appreciate the beauty of the log cabin and the great contrast the barn board doors have on the wall. We needed to protect the floor, which is reclaimed wood from the Ottawa river, so we rested the doors on a few coffee bean bags.

Mounting the track was really straight forward, no stud finder was needed as we were able to spot the nails securing the tongues and groves on the studs.

Here is mounting the doors:

Sliding barn door hardware bypass hanging doors


and this is how it looks when completed

Sliding barn door hardware bypass close


We intentionally took this picture that shows a sail boat - this is one of fully functional sail boats that the client collects from all over the world as his hobby. He as about 30 of them.

And finally, this how the doors look when they are fully opened:

Sliding barn door hardware bypass open


Please feel free to contact us and discuss with us if you want a similar set up.