La Crema Barn Doors

Posted on by Andrew Roy Woodworking

Barn-style doors, designed by Von Saal Design Build in Napa, CA for La Crema Winery. Salvaged 17 foot redwood wine staves were scraped of crystallized wine residue, milled down, re-sawn and rebuilt. Great care was taken to retain as much of the burgundy wine tint as possible. Doors were built with generous mortice and tenon joinery and a true through crossbar (most are just nailed on across the panels) adding torsion strength to the door. Doors were finished with a rubbed-effect lacquer, bringing out the warmth of the burgundy and ambers in the wood. These giant doors - each one comes in at 8' 10" tall and 54" across - will be hung from an industrial steel track and serve as the entryway from the main tasting room to the VIP tasting area.