Barn Door / May 18, 2018 / Mavise Beaupre
The doors in this type of application are smaller with varying widths and heights depending on the size of the window or television that is being covered. The type of use that is to be highlighted here is with glass doors. These are commonly found in bathrooms and are often lightly etched in part or whole to give them that classic "frosty" or "cloudy" white look. Frosted glass doors not only make for great shower doors but theyre also fantastic as bathroom entry doors. Because of the fragile nature of glass doors the movement hardware must be particularly gentle.
Most often pinnel hinges are black in nature and can be mechanically made or hand forged from a piece of wrought iron. Long strap hinges are also an effective hinge for barn doors. Unlike pinnel hinges these are face mounted with several screws or lag bolts. These are often 15" to 20" in length and use heavy duty lag screws for installation. They are usually painted or powder coated in black. Another popular barn door hinge is the colonial strap hinge. These are flat in nature and feature a round over portion on the end giving a colonial old-time look. Double Dutch Hinges Double Dutch hinges are the ideal hinge for creating that classic over-under door for horse stalls.
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.