What sizes do barn door hardware come in?
Barn door mounting rails are available in a variety of lengths, the most common options being 60″(5ft), 72″(6ft), and 84″(7ft). You will need a door that is slightly wider than the opening in the wall, usually by about 2″. The door will also need to be taller than a standard door to reach the rail.
How far does barn door hardware stick out?
How far does a barn door stick out from the wall? With a standard track system, a barn door will stick out 1 ¾ inch. However, sometimes this isn’t enough. This is where spacers are helpful in allowing the door to stick out up to 3 ¾ inches to accommodate for baseboard and trim thickness.
How much should a barn door overhang?
The barn door should be wide enough to completely cover the doorway with an inch or two of overhang on both sides and about one inch at the top.
Are all barn doors 84 inches tall?
Most barn door sizes fall anywhere between 36” wide (on the shorter side) by 96” tall (on the longer side). Generally, most standard barn doors are approximately 36” X 84” or 42” X 80” – with enough extra lip to overlap most standard door frames (36” X 80”) by an inch or so.
How thick should a barn door be?
What thickness of barn doors does your hardware accommodate? Most of our barn door hardware accommodates up to 1.50″ thick door but a header board (to push the track away from wall more to allow clearance) can be used if you have thicker doors.
Does a barn door need to be wider than the opening?
The door must be wider than the doorway That’s right. Barn doors hang from a track outside the room, covering the doorway, but leaving gaps at the sides between wall and door. For complete coverage and to minimize the gaps, make sure the door is at least several inches wider than the opening.
Do you need a header board for barn doors?
Installing a Barn Door on an Existing Wall To safely mount the door, you will need a header board to carry the load of the door without having to open the drywall to modify the studs. It’s very important that you only use clear straight lumber for the head casing.
How far off the floor should a barn door be?
Generally, at least a 6-inch clearance is recommended, but there are hardware options that work with less room. Next, you need to make sure that there’s enough empty space next to the opening to accommodate the door as it slides open. (If you are installing double doors, check on both sides.)
Do barn doors cover trim?
Trimmed or Cased Opening When closed (over the opening) the door will cover all of the casing for a cohesive look. The graphic below simulated a door over the opening. **TIP: In order to slide, we recommend mounting the door 1″ above the finished floor.
How thick should Plywood be for a barn door?
Cut Plywood to the Size of the Door Frame Cut a sheet of ¾” plywood to the size of your door opening plus the trim. You want to cover the trim entirely when the barn door is closed. This both looks better and provides more of a sound barrier between rooms. What is this?