Anyone who’s flipped through a design magazine or turned on HGTV in the past several years has seen plenty of barn doors. Who hasn’t coveted those space-saving, sliding interior doors that can make a temporary wall or hide a TV, all while giving a home a bit of rustic glamour? If you live near Atlanta and have wondered who could make such a thing for you or your clients, the answer is Michael Griffin.
Griffin didn’t start out building barn doors, though. He originally founded European Antique Pine Warehouse in the mid 1980s to sell his handmade antiqued pine furniture. For decades, he and his team of craftsmen have taken no short cuts, creating quality custom furniture the way it’s been done for centuries. Old world building techniques such as dovetailed joints, carved embellishments, individual turned legs, and hand polished finishes come standard. European Antique Pine Warehouse has been an Atlanta Hardwood customer for over 20 years, buying mostly pine but also poplar, birch plywood, and a little bit of oak and soft maple. Working with hand planers and saws to give pieces an antique look, they create any kind of custom furniture a customer can dream up, from dining tables to Murphy beds to vanities to kitchen cabinets and beyond. One hugely popular part of their custom business is sliding barn doors, which they create for both residential and commercial projects. Griffin’s team not only builds the wooden doors, but also fabricates the iron mechanisms on which they move.
The company began with two little stores, one in Vinings, GA, and one on Bennet Street in Buckhead in Atlanta, but as demand for their custom furniture grew by leaps and bounds, they closed up their brick and mortar shop in 2015 to focus on the custom business. Potential customers looking for instant gratification need not give up hope, however; European Antique Pine Warehouse has a permanent booth at the Lakewood 400 Antiques Market in Cumming, GA, where they always have furniture available for purchase. Check out European Antique Pine Warehouse’s website for a list of current inventory.
If you’d like to include barn doors or custom furniture in your next project, you can find an estimated price list on the website. Michael Griffin and European Antique Pine Warehouse have decades of experience working with home owners, business owners, architects, and designers to create exactly what a space needs.
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