Barn Door / June 1, 2018 / Valentine Carriere
Barn door hardware is a unique and appealing new style of interior hardware for doors. But some have asked "why is it called barn door hardware?" Upon first hearing the name some may doubt its home interior applications. As it turns out this unique style of hardware is named for its original application. On large barns where particularly large doors were used sometimes a sliding track system was used instead of a swinging hinge system for the doors. With a hinge system the size weight and overall mass of a door are born by just the hinges. That puts a lot of stress on small areas.
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.
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.