Barn Door / May 29, 2018 / Lotye Paquin
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.
When considering barn doors for your next project consider the following hardware and doors as well as their purposes so you can get the right products. All hardware packages come with mounting instructions so you can get it right the first time. Modern Sliding Door Hardware This type has metal brackets with a wooden roller with a maximum holding weight capacity of 200 pounds. The wooden roller contrasts nicely with the metal brackets which rolls quietly each and every time the door is moved. This type of hardware would be great for areas that need quiet doors such as a nursery or office.
When gliding open portion of the door hangs towards the outside of the rooms wall looking like a piece of decoration in the room. And when closed it looks like a classy enclosure that one intends it to be. Flat Track Design As mentioned above this style has a track which is mounted over the doorway stretching along the length of the wall with a couple of track hangers which can be attached to the door knobs and revolve horizontally down the length of the track. The track is built of solid steel. Due to the physics involved this kind of setup provides the track with exceptional power. Solid Steel Construction The hanger track and practically every single part of the system are made of solid steel. This is important to the style strength and largely the durability of barn door hardware.