Barn Door / May 20, 2018 / Genevieve Roux
As homeowners and designers alike are looking for new ways to improve the aesthetics of their homes one way in which they are doing it is by having custom doors carefully crafted for entryways to libraries studies living rooms dining rooms and even bedrooms. This is why more and more people are choosing specialty made doors instead of the standard Home Depot variety. However if the door is on hinges or slides into the wall then who is going to notice it? What is the use in having a beautiful door if it merely slides out of sight and out of mind when in the open position. With barn door hardware you can make that custom door that you spent your money on a part of the rooms decor. When slid into the open position the door hangs on the outside of the wall almost as though it were meant to be a piece of art in the room. When in the closed position it is the classy enclosure you intended it to be.
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.
When considering barn doors for your next project consider the following hardware and doors as well as their purposes so you can get the right products. All hardware packages come with mounting instructions so you can get it right the first time. Modern Sliding Door Hardware This type has metal brackets with a wooden roller with a maximum holding weight capacity of 200 pounds. The wooden roller contrasts nicely with the metal brackets which rolls quietly each and every time the door is moved. This type of hardware would be great for areas that need quiet doors such as a nursery or office.