Barn Door / May 20, 2018 / Genevieve Roux
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.
They can be used in either interior or exterior applications creating a very clean and modern look. Bypass Sliding Door Hardware This is perhaps the most interesting look for our hardware. Using the bypass system you can actually stack up to three doors to slide in back of or in front of each other to save even more space. Applications for this type of system can range from room separations to covering wide or unusually shaped doorways that would normally require a custom built door. Besides the unique applications you also get a variety in hardware finishes including dark bronze weatherized rust stainless steel flat black as well as several others.
They eliminate the creaking sound most regular doors make. They are smooth to operate and give a house a more unique look. The doors are available in different kinds of material and designs. For a more modern look the sliding barn door can be used. These doors are easy to open and close and also give the room a more farm look. Using barn doors especially in the city is sure to catch a lot of attention as it would feel like bringing a little of the country side life to the city. Swinging doors are another good type that save space and look extremely modern.