Barn Door / May 20, 2018 / Genevieve Roux
Nylon Sliding Door Hardware This type of hardware is the best choice for exterior applications due to its high weather resistant design. The wheel is made from a nylon/polymer material making it resistant to cold mildew abrasions and rot. It is also a very quiet rolling wheel which can make it perfect for when going in or out noisily would disturb someone or some event. It also comes in a rustic design perfect when you are trying to create that type of look. This line can be customized for interior or exterior jobs and has a lifetime warranty.
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.
Most strap hinges are around 20" in length providing plenty of support for heavier barn doors. Pinnel hinges are one of the most cost effective strap hinges on the market. There are two main components of a pinnel hinge the strap portion that attached to the door frame and the pinnel portion that attaches to the jamb of the frame. The end of the pinnel has a pin on it that attaches to the strap portion on the door. This allows you to attach the components on the respective structures and then assemble the door to the frame. The strap portion of the pinnel hinge usually uses lag screws or bolts for assembly.