Barn Door / May 21, 2018 / Genevieve Roux
You can also talk face to face with a sales representative with any questions or concerns that you may have getting the answers right away. This is especially important to do before you lay down your credit card. There are many varieties of barn doors and hardware on the market. You can find elegant hardware made with a modern rolling wooden wheel which has a maximum weight capacity of 200 pounds known for its smooth operation. This hardware is silent best used in applications where silence is an absolute necessity. If you are looking for standard finishes you may purchase ready-made hardware and get them in a fraction of the time it may take for custom built hardware. Shipping times will be in about 7 to 10 days after the order has been placed but this may be extended up to 10 to 14 days when ordering custom-designed finishes. Another popular hardware finish is the nylon based finish which is extremely durable and perfect for use on exterior applications.
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.
When building a new barn there are many types of hinges and hardware to choose from for your barn doors. We will explore some of the choices and types of hinges as well as the accessories to construct a safe effective and proper barn door. Strap Hinges Strap hinges are one of the most basic and versatile hinges for a barn door. The come in various lengths and styles. No matter how good a hinge looks its very important to make sure you have the correct duty rating. If your door weighs 200 pounds you must have hinges rated for that weight. If a single hinge is rated for say 100 pounds than three hinges would more than suffice for your 200 pound door.