Barn Door / May 21, 2018 / Genevieve Roux
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.
Close that door! Were you born in a barn?" Have you heard this said to you when you were growing up? Kids tend not to close the doors when going in or out and adults are constantly saying this phrase to their kids. The barn has always been thought of as a place for animals to sleep-not humans. However this concept is changing as the trend is going towards barn inspired homes and other buildings like restaurants and hotels. A barn shaped home can look classy with the right hardware and doors as well as the other accessories. You can find great barn doors and hardware from any reputable company but especially from us.
Most strap hinges are around 20" in length providing plenty of support for heavier barn doors. Pinnel hinges are one of the most cost effective strap hinges on the market. There are two main components of a pinnel hinge the strap portion that attached to the door frame and the pinnel portion that attaches to the jamb of the frame. The end of the pinnel has a pin on it that attaches to the strap portion on the door. This allows you to attach the components on the respective structures and then assemble the door to the frame. The strap portion of the pinnel hinge usually uses lag screws or bolts for assembly.