When choosing a barn door, you have the option to use hardwood (like ash) or softwood (like pine). The best wood for your barn doors will largely come down to personal preference and where you’re using the door.
Hardwood doors made out of a species like ash are very durable. This heavier, denser wood has a more consistent grain pattern and doesn't bruise easily. Some people choose to use hardwood because they like the look of the wood, while others prefer it because it has slightly better sound-blocking ability than softwood.
Pine is a popular wood species that is lighter in colour and weight and usually has a more varied grain pattern. It’s great for painting, but it just requires primer to prevent knots from showing through. Another benefit of pine is that it’s often more affordable to ship because it’s lighter.
Viba Barn Doors & Hardware sells sliding barn doors made from ash or pine.
Another option for sliding doors is to use an existing door along with our specialty hardware to turn it into a stunning sliding door.
Some examples of doors that can be easily turned into a sliding barn door are:
- Glass doors - either glass insert or stained glass
- Metal doors - tin, copper or steel
- Antique doors - vintage doors or flea-market finds
- Up-cycled doors made of pallets or other recyclable materials
If you’re interested in a sliding barn door,
browse our current selection of doors and hardware
and pick a door to help your home stand-out.
If you ever have any questions about our doors or products, don’t hesitate to contact us. We are available by phone, 905-499-0075, during business hours (Monday - Friday, 9 AM - 5 PM) or by email anytime.