Barn Door / May 18, 2018 / Paulette Lavallee
Barn door hardware is a very popular hardware style for doorways and doors. It is not only stylish but also extremely strong. For people who are not familiar with this arrangement - a path runs above a doorway with a couple of hangers attached to the door that tend to roll straight on the track. This system is known to be very stable. An Overview This hardware style is also called flat track hardware and is popular among people who wish to spruce up their houses. Its simplistic and rustic nature goes well with any room. Whether a person has doors of glass custom wood or any other kind barn door hardware adds the right touch.
It is a trend today to save space in the home. Traditional doors have been used for a long time but take up a lot of space which can get in the way sometimes. Because most people do not live in mansions they find that the space used when opening or closing a door eats up a lot of space in their homes. Do you find this to be a problem as well? If you had to look for solutions what would you look for? Chances are you would look for a door that would slide open look nice and go with the décor in your home. Why barn doors? Because the door you choose would not have to open up the traditional way but can be slid across the wall where it is hung. You are certainly in luck because companies have seen this trend as well making high quality attractive barn doors and barn door hardware that you can put in your home to save space and make a fashion statement.
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.