Barn Door / May 25, 2018 / Genevieve Roux.
You should go for a sole big sliding barn door or also try doors of Dutch fashion that can maintain the upper entrance unlocked for aeration and feeding and keep the lower door closed to lock the mammals within the barn. If you want to select a huge lone sliding door you can assemble a window in the entrance so that you can peep inside the barn from time to time. If not the undersized flat swinging door can be kept on top of the sliding door for airing and illumination. There are several designs which you can select as per your requirement to erect sliding barn doors. Few steps to follow to erect the ideal and well-completed sliding hardware for your barns: # Buying the materials and instruments: First you have to purchase material and instruments such as panels boards saw screws metal support power drivers mallet and nails # Take dimensions: You must take the dimensions of the door frame that you want to erect.
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.
When building a new barn there are many types of hinges and hardware to choose from for your barn doors. We will explore some of the choices and types of hinges as well as the accessories to construct a safe effective and proper barn door. Strap Hinges Strap hinges are one of the most basic and versatile hinges for a barn door. The come in various lengths and styles. No matter how good a hinge looks its very important to make sure you have the correct duty rating. If your door weighs 200 pounds you must have hinges rated for that weight. If a single hinge is rated for say 100 pounds than three hinges would more than suffice for your 200 pound door.
Most strap hinges are around 20" in length providing plenty of support for heavier barn doors. Pinnel hinges are one of the most cost effective strap hinges on the market. There are two main components of a pinnel hinge the strap portion that attached to the door frame and the pinnel portion that attaches to the jamb of the frame. The end of the pinnel has a pin on it that attaches to the strap portion on the door. This allows you to attach the components on the respective structures and then assemble the door to the frame. The strap portion of the pinnel hinge usually uses lag screws or bolts for assembly.