[September 9th, 2015]
For years, we had an interior design itch: we were determined to live in an apartment where we could install a sliding barn door.
Obviously, from the looks of this piece, we fulfilled the mission.
Two years ago, back when we were living in that tiny, gem of a place on Spring St. we found ourselves without a bedroom door -- and realized the day to install our much desired piece had finally come!
We custom-built a door through realslidinghardware.com, and within a week it arrived at our doorstep in one, very heavy, very long package. It was clear that though the pieces that came were top notch, we would be building the door and figuring a way to hang it up by ourselves. Or correction: Aviv would be building the door, while I sat back and watched. (moral support is sometimes all I'm good for! :)
Time and again, Aviv has wow'd me with his hardware ability: he's determined to do it himself, no matter how challenging it may seem. And it always, always ends up being a clean job. Lot's of respect!
This door had 5 fancy screws to fasten, all of which are 5.5'' long and .5'' in diameter. These big-mama screws (or bolts??) must be planted into the wall to hold up the sliding bar + door which rolls back and forth on top of it.
We also had to find a way to adjust the A/C in that bedroom—moving it up a few inches in order for the door to have enough space to slide—but we did it!...well, he did it - and I clapped! :)
When we moved out of that space and into Wooster, we lacked a place for this door to hang + slide. We played around with the idea of buying a nice piece of glass to sit a top the door to turn it into one hell of a table...but we decided that some things are born to do one thing, and these wood pieces are really great at being a beautiful, sliding barn door.
That said, while uninstalling the door, it was clear we had an art piece on our hands as well. When we got to Wooster, we decided the door didn't have to hang, but instead we set it against the white brick wall of the loft here with some firefly lights.
And there it has rested for the past year, waiting for the day it will slide again! Lucky for you, this door is still looking for a new home. :)
Have a great Wednesday, all!