Barn Door / May 25, 2018 / Genevieve Roux.
When it comes to you wanting to build a barn door it isnt a case of just nailing some pieces of wood together. As you will soon discover from the information we provide below there is a lot more involved. By making the door in the correct way will ensure that it is strong enough to cope with the kinds of treatment that is likely to be inflicted upon it. The first thing of course you need to do is measure the space into which the door is to be placed. Only once you have these measurements can you then purchase the materials that you need for its construction. It is best to use a pretty hard wood such as oak for the construction of the barn door. As not only is this a very strong wood it is also one that is able to cope with every kind of weather.
Barn doors are no longer restricted to just barns. They have rapidly become the first choice for doors in many top class buildings and houses. They give a house a striking appearance. They can be used for both the main door of a house and doors to different rooms inside the house. They tend to give a house more aesthetic value as well as create more space in a house. Due to this growing demand of bran doors many companies have started manufacturing barn doors hardware. This hardware comes is various designs as well as in different price ranges. These doors are easy to install.
When gliding open portion of the door hangs towards the outside of the rooms wall looking like a piece of decoration in the room. And when closed it looks like a classy enclosure that one intends it to be. Flat Track Design As mentioned above this style has a track which is mounted over the doorway stretching along the length of the wall with a couple of track hangers which can be attached to the door knobs and revolve horizontally down the length of the track. The track is built of solid steel. Due to the physics involved this kind of setup provides the track with exceptional power. Solid Steel Construction The hanger track and practically every single part of the system are made of solid steel. This is important to the style strength and largely the durability of barn door hardware.
Also it is a good idea that when it comes to purchasing the wood for your barn door you purchase wood which has already been treated. Then this means that you wont have to worry about adding a protective coating to the barn door you are building until after construction has been completed. However if you are going to use untreated wood then after cutting the various pieces of wood to size it is a good idea to add a protective coating to them before construction begins. This will help to ensure that all areas of the door are protected from the elements and ensure that water from the ground will not be absorbed by the wood at the base. When it comes to coating the wood you have chosen to use to build a barn door you have a number of options available to you. You can either stain or paint the wood which one you choose will of course depend on the kind of coating that has been used on the rest of the barn to protect it.