When building a new barn, there are many types of hinges and hardware to choose from for your barn entry doors. We will explore a number of the choices and types of hinges as well because the accessories to build a safe, effective and proper barn door.
Band hinges are one of the most elementary and flexible hinges for a barn door. The come in various lengths and styles. Regardless of good a joint looks it’s very important to be sure you have the correct duty rating. When your door weighs two hundred pounds, you must have hinges rated for that weight. If a solitary hinge is rated for say 100 pounds, than three hinges would more than suffice for your 200 pound door. Many 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 band portion that attached to the door frame and the pinnel portion that attaches to the jamb of the frame. The final 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 entrance to the frame. The particular strap portion of the pinnel hinge usually uses lag screws or mounting bolts for assembly. Most often pinnel hinges are dark in nature and can be by mechanical means made or hand forged from a piece of wrought iron.
Long tie hinges are also an efficient hinge for barn doors. Unlike pinnel hinges, these are face mounted with several screws or lag bolts. They are often 15″ to 20″ in duration and use heavy duty lag screws for installation. They are usually painted or powder coated in black.
An additional popular barn door joint is the colonial tie hinge. These are smooth in nature and feature a round over section on the end, providing a colonial, old-time look.
Double Dutch hinges are the ideal hinge for creating that classic over-under entrance for horse stalls. This permits you to open the top half the door for feeding your horse while keeping them safe and secure inside. Double Nederlander hinges are actually two hinges in one. Presently there are actually two hinges mounted to one frame, thus allowing you to achieve the over-under doorway combination.
Double Dutch hinges come on various plans depending on how heavy your home is. The most common length will either be 12″ or 17″ long and most of the time these are guaranteed with simple black screws.
There are several options for indoor barn doorway hinges as well. Most often these are light duty in nature and far shorter in length than the outdoors barn door handles.
Vintage 5″ barn entrance hinges offer basic, effective use for interior doorways. These are a no extras no thrills kind if hinge for general use. One step up from the basic 5″ hinge is the colonial 6″ hinge. These are more ornamental in nature and feature a more decorative look. Fortunately they are more heavy duty and feature a far more robust joint pin.
For half doorways, a large drop latch can be very effective. These allow you to keep your door closed thus stopping animals from getting away, yet they can be easily opened by anyone.
Beyond hinges, there are other critical hardware components to building a strong barn door. Cross bracing prevents the door from racking or shifting over time. They are metal-like supports that attach to the corners of the doorway.