Daniella Barn Door May 16th, 2018 - 09:23:23
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.
Flat track barn door hardware is perfect for this. The sliding action allows the glass to gently roll back and forth into the open and closed position. With upgraded "Quiet Wheels" the door can roll back and forth even more quietly and gently. And with door stop cushions homeowners dont have to worry about the door coming to a rough stop at the end of the track. Standard flat track hardware is designed for wood doors and isnt suited for glass. But with special washers and spacers the hardware is perfect. And with a flat black finish barn door hardware acts as an exceptional compliment to interior glass doors.
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.
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.