How to Care for your Barn Door

Olde wood and rustic parts are, well, olde and rustic. There can be dust, saw-dust, small chips or slivers that appear during the installation and the initial use of the door. Olde wood can be rough to the touch, and can cause slivers. Do not let kids play with a hanging door! And sure, you can get slivers if you want to rub it. We rasp and wire brush each board that makes up a door in order to mitigate splintering but again, it is olde wood. 

Please don't slam your door, or push it hard along the track. Ease it open and shut. Avoid placing objects against your door that will rub or push on it.

While many robust, solid rustic parts have been used to construct and hang a barn door, there are also many small parts and pieces that make up this mechanical mass. Things could come loose or begin to not function properly if one is not careful when opening and closing a door. 

We use common, commercially known bug sprays and cleaners to get rid of any pests that could have gotten on the planks, and we use a torch and wire brush to clean off each piece being used to construct every door.

Clean the door with products such as Lysol or Fantastik, and pat with a damp olde towel. Since some edges were honed with a torch, patting the surface may be best. Avoid using paper towels.  Doors should not be wet for any lengthy period of time! 

Jeff Filipov