Barn Door / May 29, 2018 / Lotye Paquin
When it comes to you wanting to build a barn door it isnt a case of just nailing some pieces of wood together. As you will soon discover from the information we provide below there is a lot more involved. By making the door in the correct way will ensure that it is strong enough to cope with the kinds of treatment that is likely to be inflicted upon it. The first thing of course you need to do is measure the space into which the door is to be placed. Only once you have these measurements can you then purchase the materials that you need for its construction. It is best to use a pretty hard wood such as oak for the construction of the barn door. As not only is this a very strong wood it is also one that is able to cope with every kind of weather.
Barn door hardware is essentially large sliding barn doors that are slightly expensive but elegant looking. The hardware comprises of metal tracks and wheels and bolts required for it to be wall-mounted. An ordinary sliding track can be extremely costly - almost $800 for high-end quality. The doors are not included in this costing and must be purchased locally and later customized to fit your preferences. Some are fitted with sliding mirrors which can be used in bathrooms for extra privacy. The greatest advantage of course is that with it you need not reserve extra space that you would normally have to keep for an ordinary door to be opened. These doors do not slide into walls; rather these add to the overall decor of any room. Reasons To Choose Barn Door Hardware: * These doors are strong and durable being made of solid steel tracks.
The classic 5" barn door hinges offer basic effective use for interior doors. These are a no frills no thrills kind if hinge for general use. A step up from the basic 5" hinge is the colonial 6" hinge. These are more ornamental in nature and feature a more decorative look. They are also more heavy duty and feature a more robust hinge pin. For half doors a large drop latch can be very effective. These allow you to keep your door closed thus preventing animals from escaping yet they can be easily opened by anyone.