Barn Door / May 20, 2018 / Genevieve Roux
These customized doors need to be fitted with entry locks to the various rooms like bedrooms living rooms dining halls and libraries. Barn door hardware allows you to get a customized door which becomes an integral part of your room. With sliding door hardware the door slides out of sight into the wall when opened becoming invisible to those seated inside the room. The entire purpose of having a sliding door hardware is then lost. But with its technology you can ensure that such a door hangs outside a particular room almost like a decoration when kept open and resembles a classy enclosure when kept shut.
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.
Additionally the vertical arrangement of the hinges causes an unequal amount of stress to be placed on the different hinges. This can over time cause the hinges to warp bend and even break if not properly treated. Also when a door is on hinges it must swing out over a large area to move into the open position. This can sometimes be inconvenient and tedious especially if youre trying to conserve on space. Flat track sliding door systems were developed as a solution to some of the problems larger barn doors were having. The door is affixed with two track hangers at opposite ends that hang on and roll along a large piece of track above the doorway.