Barn Door / May 29, 2018 / Angelique Lapresse
Barn door hardware is essentially large sliding barn doors that are slightly expensive but elegant looking. The hardware comprises of metal tracks and wheels and bolts required for it to be wall-mounted. An ordinary sliding track can be extremely costly - almost $800 for high-end quality. The doors are not included in this costing and must be purchased locally and later customized to fit your preferences. Some are fitted with sliding mirrors which can be used in bathrooms for extra privacy. The greatest advantage of course is that with it you need not reserve extra space that you would normally have to keep for an ordinary door to be opened. These doors do not slide into walls; rather these add to the overall decor of any room. Reasons To Choose Barn Door Hardware: * These doors are strong and durable being made of solid steel tracks.
The classic 5" barn door hinges offer basic effective use for interior doors. These are a no frills no thrills kind if hinge for general use. A step up from the basic 5" hinge is the colonial 6" hinge. These are more ornamental in nature and feature a more decorative look. They are also more heavy duty and feature a more robust hinge pin. For half doors a large drop latch can be very effective. These allow you to keep your door closed thus preventing animals from escaping yet they can be easily opened by anyone.
Its sometimes referred to as "flat track hardware" because the track itself is made of solid steel flat bar. This gave the track strength and rigidity. Now instead of a vertical hinge system large doors had a horizontal track system that supported them. The horizontal design allowed for the weight of the door to be spread out more evenly across the entire system giving it more strength. It also allowed for the large doors to slide back and forth into position instead of having to swing out. More strength more space more overall ease of operation- that was why this style of hardware was developed and used. And that is where the name "barn door hardware" comes from.