Tips on Building a Sliding Barn Door

Jul 17th

Sliding Barn Door – Sliding doors are an ideal choice when you are trying to save on space in your barn. Since the door dragged into or sliding into the wall, you do not take into account the space necessary to accommodate a swinging door. Sliding doors can be made weather-tight or non-weather-tight, depending on your needs and use of the barn. A sliding barn door is usually hung from a beam with rollers on the inside of the door track; the door can be hung externally and internally, depending on your needs and preferences.

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Wood Sliding Barn Door

The size of your sliding barn door will affect not only the cost of materials needed but the weight of the door itself. Door weight will have a direct impact on the size, type and cost of the necessary mounting hardware.

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If you need to set the jamb posts, remember that a sliding barn door dimensions not measured inside the posts, but must contain sufficient width to overlap both jamb extensions, or it will be impossible to lock it properly. Depending on the weight of the door, double or even triplicate main planks may be necessary. If you are building a board and batten door with rough-sawn planks, their live weight to be significantly higher than after the boards have dried properly.

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