Barn Door / May 21, 2018 / Genevieve Roux
It is a trend today to save space in the home. Traditional doors have been used for a long time but take up a lot of space which can get in the way sometimes. Because most people do not live in mansions they find that the space used when opening or closing a door eats up a lot of space in their homes. Do you find this to be a problem as well? If you had to look for solutions what would you look for? Chances are you would look for a door that would slide open look nice and go with the décor in your home. Why barn doors? Because the door you choose would not have to open up the traditional way but can be slid across the wall where it is hung. You are certainly in luck because companies have seen this trend as well making high quality attractive barn doors and barn door hardware that you can put in your home to save space and make a fashion statement.
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.
The doors in this type of application are smaller with varying widths and heights depending on the size of the window or television that is being covered. The type of use that is to be highlighted here is with glass doors. These are commonly found in bathrooms and are often lightly etched in part or whole to give them that classic "frosty" or "cloudy" white look. Frosted glass doors not only make for great shower doors but theyre also fantastic as bathroom entry doors. Because of the fragile nature of glass doors the movement hardware must be particularly gentle.