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Barn Doors Catch On For Home Interiors
Barn doors are no longer just for outbuildings. Dutch doors, sliding doors and tack doors are now finding their way into homes as well.
"We started seeing interest in barn doors for use inside homes three to four years ago," says Kelly Bridges, Woodstar Products. "People would contact us and ask if they could use our doors inside as well as in their barns."
Woodstar was happy to not only give permission, but to provide special-built doors. Since 1977, the company's main business has been horse stalls and barn related accessories. So the demand for interior products opened a whole new market.
"Our doors have been used in bathrooms, for dividers between a living room and dining room, and in many other areas," says Bridges. "We custom make doors for each customer, so odd dimensions are no problem."
Doors are available finished or unfinished and with glass or without. Bridges says the company has a large selection of styles with sizes ranging up to 12 by 12 ft. (a single panel split vertically into two separate 6-ft. wide doors.)
The structural frame of the doors consists of extruded aluminum vertical rails. If a split door is required, one of the vertical rails has a built-in H closure to assure a well-sealed tight fit.
Prices on the custom doors range from $19 to $25 per square foot. Sliding door hardware is not included in the price. The standard wood is southern yellow pine, but Bridges says the company has also used white oak, red oak and cedar when requested.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Woodstar Products, 1824 Hobbs Drive, Delavan, Wis. 53115 (ph 262 728-8460 or 800 648-3415; fax 262 728-1813; stalls@ wdstar.com; www.wdstar.com).

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2009 - Volume #33, Issue #1