Barn Door / May 20, 2018 / Genevieve Roux
Its sometimes referred to as "flat track hardware" because the track itself is made of solid steel flat bar. This gave the track strength and rigidity. Now instead of a vertical hinge system large doors had a horizontal track system that supported them. The horizontal design allowed for the weight of the door to be spread out more evenly across the entire system giving it more strength. It also allowed for the large doors to slide back and forth into position instead of having to swing out. More strength more space more overall ease of operation- that was why this style of hardware was developed and used. And that is where the name "barn door hardware" comes from.
Usually people who require a bigger length door opt for customized barn doors as it guarantees an appropriate door for their house. Barn doors hardware are available in aluminum steel clear acrylic hard wood and nylon material. Different shades of hard wood can also be availed. However it is essential that while buying this hardware one goes to a reputed place of purchase. It is important that the material is genuine and of good quality. Else the barn door may not be as sturdy and long lasting as one would anticipate it to be. Furthermore a little of research can prove to be very helpful so that one can compare the prices offered by different manufacturers.
When gliding open portion of the door hangs towards the outside of the rooms wall looking like a piece of decoration in the room. And when closed it looks like a classy enclosure that one intends it to be. Flat Track Design As mentioned above this style has a track which is mounted over the doorway stretching along the length of the wall with a couple of track hangers which can be attached to the door knobs and revolve horizontally down the length of the track. The track is built of solid steel. Due to the physics involved this kind of setup provides the track with exceptional power. Solid Steel Construction The hanger track and practically every single part of the system are made of solid steel. This is important to the style strength and largely the durability of barn door hardware.