Daniella Barn Door May 16th, 2018 - 09:29:09
Its sometimes referred to as "flat track hardware" because the track itself is made of solid steel flat bar. This gave the track strength and rigidity. Now instead of a vertical hinge system large doors had a horizontal track system that supported them. The horizontal design allowed for the weight of the door to be spread out more evenly across the entire system giving it more strength. It also allowed for the large doors to slide back and forth into position instead of having to swing out. More strength more space more overall ease of operation- that was why this style of hardware was developed and used. And that is where the name "barn door hardware" comes from.
Barn door hardware is the best choice for your custom made doors. Why take away from the beauty and craftsmanship of a specialty project by putting it on hinges? Or worse yet why chose to make it a pocket door that wont even been seen for the majority of its life. Make your custom doors extra special with sliding hardware. This hardware style also known as flat track hardware is very popular among homeowners right now who are looking to spruce up their homes. Its rustic and simplistic nature is the perfect compliment to any room. Whether you have custom wood glass or any other type of doors barn door hardware adds just the right touch.
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.
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.