Barn door hardware can be used outdoors on traditional barn settings. Sliding barn doors also provide perfect security and hurricane shutters to slide over doors and windows on businesses and weekend cottages.
Sliding barn door hardware is an ideal installation for wide heavy doors. It’s virtually impossible to hang an extra wide door on hinges without the door eventually sagging. Trolley mounted hangers distribute the door weight evenly.
You will find that Amish made products are made to last using thicker and heavier metal parts.
Price begins with the Strap style trolley and incrementally increases as the pulley, Horseshoe or Wagon Wheel style trolley is selected. The Wagon Wheel style uses a 6" wheel while the others have 2" wheels.
Note: the horseshoe trolley may be further enhanced for rustic barn and ranch settings by adding the optional horseshoes. Select standard horseshoe style or enhanced horseshoe style.
Select either black or nickel powder coated finish.
Our kits include the 2” track, (2) trolleys, mounting system, track mounted stops, anti-jump plates, screws, and a choice between an adjustable floor guide in either a floor or wall mount option or the floor mounted T-guide.
If selected, the T-guide will come with an aluminum channel to mortise into the bottom of the door to glide over the floor mounted “T” Bracket. The mortise will need to be 7/16” wide times ½” deep. This provides a sawdust free wear guide.
The kits do not include the doors pictured, optional door handles or additional wall or floor mount door stops. Most just use the doors without handles. The track has built-in door stops additional wall or floor mount door stops are used if the doors need to stop quicker or will be subjected to the doors being shoved back hard such as rental properties or kids rooms. Select optional accessories using the drop down boxes.
Optional sliding door privacy latches may be mounted either on the door or door jam. The catch plate may be mortised or surface mounted as shown in the pictures.
Sizing Barn Door Hardware
It is recommended to have a 1”-2” overlap over the opening size on each side to engage the floor guides and fully cover any side views. Wider doors can be used over smaller openings to give a more visual balance to a room. This also provides for more options in using reclaimed doors without having to cut them down.
The 6-foot hardware kits will handle a 3’ door, up to a 34” opening. Install to pull from either right or left of the opening. Order the double door kit using the drop-down box to handle two 3’ doors up to a 58” door opening. The double door kit will incrementally add to the price of the single door. The kit includes a splice bracket to connect the two track sections making it a bit more than the single door kit.
The area to the side of the door space will need to accommodate the width of the door in the open position.
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Select door thickness of 1-3/8”, 1-3/4” of 2-1/4” to have the correct rail standoff brackets.
The track will come predrilled to mount on 12” centers. The track will need to lag bolt into a solid wood header, blocking, or be mounted on a ¾” x 4-1/2” surface mounted board securely screwed into the studs.
If a ¾” board is used at the top then a ¾” board will then be needed on each side of the doorway opening to cover the additional spacing. If the doorway is already trimmed then either the surface mounted board will be needed to compensate for the trim or the trim will need to be removed.
Minimum top clearance and weight rating for each trolley style.
The Wagon Wheel, Pulley, and Strap Hardware Trolley set for one door will support up to a 250 lb door. The Horseshoe Trolley will support up to a 350 lb door. (Weight rating is based on using the supplied lag screws mounted into solid wood above the doors to support the track).
The Wagon Wheel Trolley requires a minimum of 10” from the top of the finished door to the ceiling or another obstacle like an overhead beam. The other three styles require a minimum of 8” clearance.