A custom sliding door is a wonderful way to save space and add flair to any doorway in your home. You can choose styles as diverse as Japanese shoji screens or rustic barn doors, varied materials, and even automation systems that make opening and closing your doors effortless. Here are a few examples of sliding doors by CustomMade artisans designed for exterior entryways and interior spaces.
“Namaste” means, “I bow to you,” and is both a vocal greeting and a gesture in South Asia. As renowned yoga teacher Aadil Palkhivala explains, n“Namaste”epresents the belief that there is a Divine spark within each of us” and “is an acknowledgment of the soul in one by the soul in another.” Designer Laura Birns of LauraBirnsDesign Eco-Furnishings, LLC, describes her “Namaste” sliding glass door as “a recognition of subtle Divinity.” The frame is made from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified mahogany and cherry stained wenge with stainless steel hardware. The glass is tempered, textured, and colored. Laura has been named one of Innovative Home Magazine’s “Top Ten Green Gurus.” Contact her and have her create exciting and environmentally friendly custom doors for your home.
What does your door say after it says “hello?” These popular wine oak barn doors by Cliff Spencer Furniture Maker can “provide their own dinner conversation.” Made from wine wood, oak staves reclaimed from wineries, these doors are uniquely, inimitably, and naturally stained. Your sliding door will be built to your custom specifications and can fit with rustic, traditional, or modern décor styles.
A wall of sliding glass doors can connect your home to the outdoors visually when closed and literally when opened. Lacey Door & Millwork can machine lift & slide custom doors for your home or business. Contact Laurie Karjalahti and commission sliding doors that will really “bring the outdoors indoors.”
Sliding doors can open up or subdivide your interior rooms, too. This mahogany and glass corner multi-slide automated door system by Riverwoods Mill can create an intimate gathering area or a single spacious living area at the flick of a switch. Check out the “moving wall video” on the Riverwoods Mill website to see one of these automated sliding door systems in action. (The link is in the lower right corner of the homepage). Artisan J.C. Marsden can create your custom “moving wall” in straight, curved, cornered, or angled configurations for either interior or exterior use, and you can even choose to have your doors operate manually.
Japanese shoji screens, doors or room dividers traditionally made of paper over a wood frame, not only save space but also can add an exotic or crisp modern touch to your interior rooms. Michael Yates of Michael Yates Design has lived in Kyoto, Japan, and draws inspiration from “the serene aesthetic and unparalleled standards of craftsmanship inherent in Japanese homes and temples,” which he combines with his own design sensibilities and engineering background to create works such as this telescoping shoji door for the Devine master suite entry, made from alder wood and paper. Contact Michael and have him create a shoji sliding door for your home.