Barn Door / May 20, 2018 / Genevieve Roux
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.
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.
You can also talk face to face with a sales representative with any questions or concerns that you may have getting the answers right away. This is especially important to do before you lay down your credit card. There are many varieties of barn doors and hardware on the market. You can find elegant hardware made with a modern rolling wooden wheel which has a maximum weight capacity of 200 pounds known for its smooth operation. This hardware is silent best used in applications where silence is an absolute necessity. If you are looking for standard finishes you may purchase ready-made hardware and get them in a fraction of the time it may take for custom built hardware. Shipping times will be in about 7 to 10 days after the order has been placed but this may be extended up to 10 to 14 days when ordering custom-designed finishes. Another popular hardware finish is the nylon based finish which is extremely durable and perfect for use on exterior applications.