‘Kriger’ sliding barn door console

By Brae Olson and Josh Fleming in Woodbury, MN.

The ‘Kriger’ sliding barn door console is a fusion of Craftsman meets farmhouse. The simple, clean lines compliment a wide variety of home decor themes without stealing the show. The piece is constructed of solid wood and handcrafted sliding barn door hardware made of raw steel, patio door wheels and a variety of hex and carriage bolts and screws. 

The body of the sliding barn door console is finished in Rustoleum linen white chalk paint, sealed with Rustoleum matte top coat and given a smooth, natural finish with Minwax natural wax. 

The top is a custom mix of 1 part General Finishes Natural wood stain and 3 parts General Finishes Espresso wood stain sealed with a satin High Performance top coat. 

The sliding barn door hardware is raw steel cleaned with brake degreaser and rubbed with a silicone gun cloth. The door bolts, nuts and screws were sanded and painted with Rustoluem Black Hammered spray paint.

This piece was created over a series of weekends, between full-time careers and packed summer schedules, with a whole lot of love. This piece was donated to the fundraising benefit of a friend  recently diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer. ‘Kriger’ is both a nod to her as a warrior and our Norwegian heritage.


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Color Recipe

  • 1 part General Finishes natural wood stain
  • 3 part General Finishes Espresso wood stain

Products Used

  • General Finishes Espresso wood stain
  • General Finishes Natural wood stain
  • General Finishes High Performance Satin Topcoat
  • Rustoleum linen white chalk paint
  • Rustoleum matte clear coat
  • Minwax natural wax

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