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Gig Harbor, WA (October 2012) -- Barn Raisings of rural America brought entire communities together. With hand-hewn timbers, square-headed pegs, and the token barrel of whisky, a neighborhood built and painted a barn within a week. The culmination was the placing of the barnstar--the metal star placed on the front of a barn served as the farmer's signature. Even today, these barns pepper the landscape, reminding us of a time steeped in promise. Echoing this iconic American tradition, Real Carriage Door Company is bringing the barn door inside, with Real Barn Door Kits and Real Sliding Hardware. Real Barn Door Kits and Real Sliding Hardware are easy to assemble, customizable kits used to create sliding barn doors. With the rise of energy-conscience consumers choosing to live in smaller, sustainable spaces, maximizing floor space is more important than ever. Sliding barn doors are excellent space-saving solutions for pantries, laundry rooms, master bathrooms, and any interior space where every square foot matters.

Made in Washington State, Real Barn Door Kits are available in handsome Western Red Cedar and rustic Knotty Alder. Each door is assembled with antiqued screws, just like the ones in your great-grandfather's barn. Customers can choose from several different configurations, including Plank Door, Z-brace, and X-brace designs. These Real Barn Door Kits are stocked and ready to ship! Choose from 8 VOC-free finishes from clear to barn red. For projects on a deadline, Real Barn Door Kits are available pre-finished and pre-assembled before shipment. Real Barn Door Kits are paired with Real Sliding Hardware for a complete look. Sliding hardware is available in several designs, including Architectural Records' 2011 Product of the Year Winner, Hex|Bar(tm) sliding hardware. Finish options for sliding hardware include stainless steel, oil-rubbed bronze, black, and more. Teardrop Privacy Locks can be used to lock the sliding door on a bathroom or bedroom.

Embracing art, design, and function, Real Carriage Door Company crafts custom wood doors and hardware. Don Rees founded Real Carriage Door Company on a principle burgeoned from his 35 years as a master timber framer: "If you are going to build a door, build it to last." Supported by a team of designers, architects, and wood crafters, these Real Barn Door Kits were created with the idea that a sliding barn door can enrich and invigorate any room, as a nod to our history and a conversation piece for years to come. So, go ahead, pour a glass of whiskey, invite friends and family, and have your own barn door raising!

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