Barn Door / May 25, 2018 / Genevieve Roux.
Most often pinnel hinges are black in nature and can be mechanically made or hand forged from a piece of wrought iron. Long strap hinges are also an effective hinge for barn doors. Unlike pinnel hinges these are face mounted with several screws or lag bolts. These are often 15" to 20" in length and use heavy duty lag screws for installation. They are usually painted or powder coated in black. Another popular barn door hinge is the colonial strap hinge. These are flat in nature and feature a round over portion on the end giving a colonial old-time look. Double Dutch Hinges Double Dutch hinges are the ideal hinge for creating that classic over-under door for horse stalls.
This allows you to open the top half of the door for feeding your horse while keeping them safe and secure inside. Double Dutch hinges are actually two hinges in one. There are actually two hinges mounted to one frame thus allowing you to achieve the over-under door combination. Double Dutch hinges come on various lengths depending on how heavy your door is. The most common length is either 12" or 17" long and most of the time they are secured with simple black screws. Indoor Barn door hinges There are several options for indoor barn door hinges as well. Most often these are lighter duty in nature and much shorter in length than the exterior barn door hinges.
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.
The wood with the gold contrasts very nicely and would go well in more classic applications. When installed correctly the hardware is protected by a limited lifetime warranty. Industrial Sliding Door Hardware Standard or stainless steel hardware is available for this type of sliding barn doors. They are sturdier making them perfect for heavier doors such as glass wood or metal and can hold doors that weigh up to 500 pounds. Industrial doors from around the turn of the 20th century have use this flat track style of hardware and are now being used in a more domestic application.