Barn Door / May 21, 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.
Barn door hardware is a unique and appealing new style of interior hardware for doors. But some have asked "why is it called barn door hardware?" Upon first hearing the name some may doubt its home interior applications. As it turns out this unique style of hardware is named for its original application. On large barns where particularly large doors were used sometimes a sliding track system was used instead of a swinging hinge system for the doors. With a hinge system the size weight and overall mass of a door are born by just the hinges. That puts a lot of stress on small areas.