Barn Door / May 21, 2018 / Genevieve Roux
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.
Barn door hardware is a unique and appealing new style of interior hardware for doors. But some have asked "why is it called barn door hardware?" Upon first hearing the name some may doubt its home interior applications. As it turns out this unique style of hardware is named for its original application. On large barns where particularly large doors were used sometimes a sliding track system was used instead of a swinging hinge system for the doors. With a hinge system the size weight and overall mass of a door are born by just the hinges. That puts a lot of stress on small areas.
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.