They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but this girl much prefers crossbuck doors. This spring my husband and I took on the task of sprucing up our garage, and although it is not my domain at all, I begged for new crossbuck doors.
The crossbuck design features diagonal braces operating from opposite directions, thus creating an X. Originally employed for large scale barn doors, this structure method offered structural support against sagging. Over the years, however, the design has emerged as much more of a decoration than a structure requirement. Crossbucks can now be found anywhere, from classic barns to contemporary lofts. A crossbuck door sets my heart aflutter anywhere, and my husband certainly knows the way to my heart.
Here’s a classic carriage home with crossbuck doors.
An 10- by black painted crossbuck door slides closed for bedroom privacy.
Cathy Schwabe Architecture
Bashland Builders of Emeryville, California, custom made the avocado-colored crossbuck door for this particular studio. It slides superbly on an exposed track on the outside of the wall.
The iconic X is repeated on the arched garage doors and entrance door of this expansive New York guest home.
This seriously neglected Southern colonial in Great Falls, Virginia, has come alive with fresh Marvin windows, HardiePlank siding, Azek composite trim and a double crossbuck door.
Gerald D. Cowart
Two rich wood X’s create a double crossbuck design.
Steak Lutz Interiors
The Clayborn Gold Reverse Mirror Chest features ornamental crossbuck doors. Its X’s perfectly complement the door that is sliding that is nearby.
Interior designer Lisa Kauffman Tharp commissioned these custom inside crossbuck doors from Circle B Barns in Lancaster, Massachusettes.
The iconic crossbuck design is perfectly suited to any traditional Dutch door.
Two crossbuck doors independent the family room and a kitchen nook. They are highlighted with a contrasting paint project.