Barn Door / May 29, 2018 / Genevieve Roux
The style of barn door hardware can be selected when you desire a stylish yet resilient and sturdy style for the entrance in your dwelling. Commonly called as flat track hardware the easy and rural looking fashion is well-matched with all types of room decoration. In this type of hardware a trail ready with a couple of hangers is set on top of a door that revolves on that pathway and is apprehended to be extremely steady. Barn door hardware matches with doors made from wood glass or any other type of door. Nowadays individuals have started selecting modified doors which not only protect their homes against unnecessary entry but at the same time give it an aesthetic appeal.
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.
There are several popular applications for barn door hardware. One example is for separating one room from another where before there was just an open doorway. For example an open passageway between a den and a hallway. Here barn door hardware can be used in a 2-door sliding system where the doors can slide into the open position unobtrusively or slide into the closed position to partition that room. Another use of the hardware has a smaller end application. It can be used for a unique and rustic window covering or for an entertainment center covering.