Sliding barn doors hang on a rail system that permits them to move back to open and shut. This not only removes the requirement to permit for extra floor space that a swing operation would require, it is often a requirement considering their normal dimensions and weight. While these doors typically resemble their namesakes, the machine may be used with almost any door.
You may picture this barn door really on a barn, but it works just as well indoors. The original benefit of a barn door rail program was that it slid open even in snow.
Sliding barn doors may either open to a side or slide apart, like these glass panels.
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This staircase has a pocket built into the first four steps so that the barn door may slide in the space.
Brennan + Company Architects
A barn door may slide open a little or a lot without taking up extra floor space.
Any doorway, flashed or new, may be hung with a sliding barn door rail system. If you’d like a glossy look, holes may be filled and hinge recesses may be planed off easily; however, this vintage door still has the original swing door hardware on it.
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