Barn Door / May 21, 2018 / Genevieve Roux
When considering barn doors for your next project consider the following hardware and doors as well as their purposes so you can get the right products. All hardware packages come with mounting instructions so you can get it right the first time. Modern Sliding Door Hardware This type has metal brackets with a wooden roller with a maximum holding weight capacity of 200 pounds. The wooden roller contrasts nicely with the metal brackets which rolls quietly each and every time the door is moved. This type of hardware would be great for areas that need quiet doors such as a nursery or office.
There are many types of hardware on the market. You can either find these products online or offline in a traditional store with each method having their unique benefits. When buying online you can get a custom package without having to leave the comfort of your own home. The prices you may find online may be affordable or they may be extremely expensive depending on where you look. This allows for different types of budgets which is very beneficial during this economy. Shipping is usually free of charge and you can most likely put together the doors on your own without too many problems. On the other hand buying offline can give you a chance to physically see and feel the products before you buy ensuring you get the type of product you are looking for.
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.