Barn Door / May 21, 2018 / Genevieve Roux
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.
There are several popular applications for barn door hardware. One example is for separating one room from another where before there was just an open doorway. For example an open passageway between a den and a hallway. Here barn door hardware can be used in a 2-door sliding system where the doors can slide into the open position unobtrusively or slide into the closed position to partition that room. Another use of the hardware has a smaller end application. It can be used for a unique and rustic window covering or for an entertainment center covering.
Most designers and homeowners are continually trying different ways to enhance the aesthetics of their home and an exceptional way to do it can be using these doorways. In this process it is imperative to have custom doors cautiously crafted for entry locks to the living room library dining room study and even bedrooms. This is one reason why so many people are opting for customized doors rather than typical Home Depot variety. However if the door slides into the wall or is on hinges then who will notice it? There is no point having such beautiful sliding door hardware if they just slide out of sight when opened. With the help of barn door hardware an individual can get a customized door which becomes an element in the room.