What is a backer board you might ask? A backer board is simply a board that is mounted to the sheetrock behind your track hardware. This is shown in the picture below. These boards are used to create the necessary gap between your door and the trim on your door opening.
If you have trim around your door opening or your studs are not 16” on center, then you will want a backer board. You can either create a backer board out of 1x4 or 1x6 new lumber and paint it the same color as your wall, or request to have us make one to match your door!
Opening Without Trim (right)
If you are hanging your barn door over a sheet-rocked doorway we recommend the door be (4 inches) wider and (2 inches) higher than the opening. If it is a high privacy room such as a bathroom or bedroom we then recommend the door be (6 inches) wider and (2 inches) higher to ensure full coverage and privacy.
Opening With Trim (left)
We recommend that when your door is fully closed that it completely covers the doorway trim. Thus the door width and height
should be the same or greater than the widest and tallest point of your doorway trim.
We offer many different floor guide styles depending on the application. The most popular and widely used of these is either a floor mounted or wall mounted fin style guide. This guide rides within a groove in the bottom of your barn door.
For applications where a groove cannot be cut in the bottom of the door a channel guide is used. Both floor and wall mounted versions are available.
All of our doors come double sided, so what you see on the front is what you see on the back. On all of our framed doors, though both sides of the door will be framed and finished the same, the texture selection chosen will be represented on the front side of the door only, leaving the back side with the smooth texture.
Nope! All Signature Woods doors are constructed using professional grade construction methods that are non-warping. Many construction methods prove to warp over time but with extensive testing we have developed a tried and proven method to keep your door looking good and remaining functional for a lifetime.
Our barn doors are as authentic as they come! Unlike many other companies who may fabricate new material to look old, all of our materials are reclaimed from structures that are often over 100 years old! After many stages of processing we then hand craft this beautiful lumber into custom statement pieces for your home.
Normal character marks consist of nail holes, small impressions, wear marks, knots, slight color variations, and saw marks. All original nail holes in our barn doors are filled prior to finishing to ensure no pass-through light or peaking!
With some basic handyman skills and a few common tools, the vast majority of people are able to install the barn doors themselves with little hassle.
Our hand-forged door pulls are meant to be a statement piece on the front of your barn door. Our flush mount handles on the other hand are most often recessed into the backside of your door. This is due to the small amount of space between the backside of your door and the wall. For spaces such as small pantries or closets where you will not be opening the door from the back side you can opt to omit the flush mount handle.
- Our barn doors typically work with most track systems on the market today. Our framed barn doors are 1.65” thick and come with a 0.25” wide groove cut in the bottom for the floor guide system.
- Our steel framed doors are 2.00” thick and DO NOT come with a slot cut in the bottom. These barn doors require a different style of floor guide.
- A typical 36” x 84” door weights between 60-100lbs depending on style. It is important to check the weight rating of your existing hardware to ensure it can withstand the weight of our barn doors.