Barn Door / May 21, 2018 / Genevieve Roux
As homeowners and designers alike are looking for new ways to improve the aesthetics of their homes one way in which they are doing it is by having custom doors carefully crafted for entryways to libraries studies living rooms dining rooms and even bedrooms. This is why more and more people are choosing specialty made doors instead of the standard Home Depot variety. However if the door is on hinges or slides into the wall then who is going to notice it? What is the use in having a beautiful door if it merely slides out of sight and out of mind when in the open position. With barn door hardware you can make that custom door that you spent your money on a part of the rooms decor. When slid into the open position the door hangs on the outside of the wall almost as though it were meant to be a piece of art in the room. When in the closed position it is the classy enclosure you intended it to be.
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.
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.