Modern Timber Sliding Doors
A modern set of Timber Sliding Doors can transform your home significantly. Sliding doors create space to make the best use of your living, dining or office area. By opening up the area, your doors can maximize the functionality of the area and are perfect for creating an open-plan, contemporary feel to the space. Many of our clients love the practicality of the space provided by Sliding doors – without swinging/folding doors, space can be utilized to position sofas, tables, desks or other furniture.
Sliding Doors VS Bi-fold Doors
A common discussion that we have with our clients is the pro’s and con’s of both Sliding doors and Bi-fold doors. While Bi-fold doors fold to open up the entire opening, Sliding doors stack together onto the 1st door. However, many of our clients find this practical when opening out from a living area for example, where the stacked doors essentially create an extension of the wall – great for positioning a sofa or table. Of course, there’s also the solution of having your timber Sliding doors stack into a cavity recessed into your wall, or extending the framework and having your doors slide externally to stack over the exterior wall space.
Sliding Door Configurations
Sliding Doors are available in a variety of configurations, with some doors ‘fixed’ (referred to as ‘X’) and some doors ‘sliding’ (referred to as ‘O’). Below we have featured some images to display a few examples of common configurations. There are also many other configurations available, including those which feature a larger number of doors. To discuss your project and any custom specifications, contact our friendly experienced joinery estimating team via our Contact page.
NEW GUINEA ROSEWOOD
New Guinea Rosewood (‘NGR’) is a stable hardwood that doesn’t chip, split and bleed as much as most other comparable hardwoods. NGR has a high rating against cracks and shrinkage, and is easier to sand, paint and polish than other softer woods. The price of NGR is economical compared to other comparable species of hardwoods. NGR can be more susceptible to slight leeching if not properly sealed with oil based paints. ALLKIND is proudly an Australian owned company based in QLD, and we source our New Guinea Rosewood from Australian timber merchants.
Natural Golden Yellow and Brown colour with a variable grain, giving NGR a desirable natural appearance with character.
Excellent: Hardness, Finish, Stability, Durability and Machining.
Good: Resistance to Splitting.
Surian Cedar (‘SC’) is a durable timber with a high rating against cracks and shrinking. SC is a lighter wood, and is more affordable than some other timber species. SC is softer than its comparable hardwood counterparts, and can be susceptible to slightly more movement. Paint finishing of SC requires more attention than, for example, New Guinea Rosewood. ALLKIND is proudly an Australian owned company based in QLD, and we source our Surian Cedar from Australian timber merchants.
Darker Brown to Red colour with a consistent grain.
Excellent: Finish and Durability
Good: Stability, Machining and Resistance to Splitting
Merbau is a strong and durable hardwood, commonly used for timber joinery framing, decking and cladding. Merbau is one of the hardest woods available on the Australian market, though can be more susceptible to leaching than other comparable timbers. ALLKIND is proudly an Australian owned company based in QLD, and we source our Merbau from Australian timber merchants.
Well-defined yellow to brown and dark red brown colour with an interlocked grain.
Excellent: Hardness and Durability
Good: Finish, Stability, Machining and Resistance to Splitting
Amoora is stable hardwood with a desirable finish that requires less attention when painting than softer woods. Amoora can typically be slightly more affordable than some other timbers, and is often criticized for its very heavy weight and abrasiveness on tools. It is also know to be more susceptible to splits and cracks, with a lower rating against movement than comparable timbers such as New Guinea Rosewood. ALLKIND is proudly an Australian owned company based in QLD, and we source our Amoora from Australian timber merchants.
Plain pink and brown colour with a consistent grain.
Excellent: Hardness and Finish
Neutral: Stability, and Resistance to Splitting
WESTERN RED CEDAR
Western Red Cedar (‘WRC’) is a relatively durable but very soft wood, commonly used only for cabinetry detailing and cladding. WRC is more susceptible to movement than most other comparable timbers. ALLKIND often recommends alternative solutions before using WRC for timber joinery in Queensland homes, as it is not a strong performing timber in the humid, sub-tropical climate.
Yellowish to brown colour with a straight grain and uneven texture.
Good: Finish, Machining, Resistance to Splitting.
View more photos of Timber Sliding Doors, as well as other recent work by ALLKIND Joinery, below.