Barn Door Hardware: How to Select a Style +20 AMAZING ideas!

Barn Door Hardware: How to Select a Style +20 AMAZING ideas! 

We all know that sliding barn doors are beautiful, but did you know that the barn door hardware kit is just as crucial for the door’s correct operation? 

1. Swiss Rod Brass Sliding Barn Door Hardware invokes a luxurious feel

1. Swiss Rod Brass Sliding Barn Door Hardware invokes a luxurious feel

The sliding barn door hardware kit will complement your design project and ensure the correct operation and longevity of your door. From classic to modern, rustic, mini, or bypass, to name a few, there is a vast selection of barn door hardware available, and picking the right one can be a little overwhelming. We handpicked our most popular styles and a guide to help select the perfect hardware for your project.


Take a look at this beautiful hardware picture selection and some tips to help you pick the right hardware for your home or business! 

2. Hex Bar Modern Interior Barn Door Hardware Kit

2. Hex Bar Modern Interior Barn Door Hardware Kit bring a modern, refined, or minimalist look to your decoration.

 3. Big Spoke Wheel Barn Door Hardware has a slightly bigger wheel and is perfect for modern and industrial looks

3. Big Spoke Wheel Barn Door Hardware has a slightly bigger wheel and is perfect for modern and industrial looks

 

4. Another Big Spoke Wheel paired with a reclaimed wood barn door

4. Another Big Spoke Wheel paired with a reclaimed wood barn door

 5. Hammered Metal Barn Hardware is an amazing option for rustic living spaces

5. Hammered Metal Barn Hardware is an amazing option for rustic living spaces

 6. Hammered Metal Hardware is also available in different finishes such as black, bronze, and unfinished

6. Hammered Metal Hardware is also available in different finishes such as black, bronze, and unfinished

 7. Horseshoe barn door hardware looks amazing in farmhouse style decorations

7. Horseshoe barn door hardware looks amazing in farmhouse style decorations 

What is barn door hardware

A barn door hardware kit is a selection of hardware pieces that, when installed correctly, will ensure the proper operation of your sliding door or pocket door. There are different barn door hardware styles available on the market, but they all have the same essential components: a track (usually box-shaped or flat), hangers, and wheels.

8. Box Rail Barn Door Sliding Hardware works on Interior & Exterior projects

8. Box Rail Barn Door Sliding Hardware works on Interior & Exterior projects

9. Bring glamour inside with Brass!

9. Bring glamour inside with Brass!

 

10. The Classic Flat Track is a simple, versatile option

10. The Classic Flat Track is a simple, versatile option

 

How to select your barn door hardware 

There are endless possibilities when shopping for door hardware. You can match your hardware with other pieces of furniture, or it can stand by itself as a unique feature in your living space. 


Barn door hardware can be found in different styles, materials, colors, and finishes, and all those factors can bring a different vibe to your space. Rustic, neutral, classic, modern, luxurious, vintage, you name it, barn door hardware kits will add a special touch to your project.

11. The Aero Sliding Barn Door Hardware is a smaller, more discrete option

11. The Aero Sliding Barn Door Hardware is a smaller, more discrete option 

12 11. The Aero hardware paired with a white door

12. The Aero hardware paired with a white door

 

Important factors to consider when buying your hardware

Before clicking on “checkout,”  there are some important factors to consider when selecting your barn door hardware:

  1. Project set up
  2. Barn door system
  3. Door size
  4. Door weight


Project set up

    The most important factor when selecting your barn door hardware (and barn door) is the project nature.


    If you are working on an indoor project, you won’t necessarily look for an interior barn door hardware option. You can pick pretty much any hardware material and style that meets your needs and aesthetics for your kitchen, living room, games room, laundry room, and any other inside space!


    However, if your project is outside, you might want to look specifically into exterior sliding barn door hardware. When installing an outside barn door, it is important to select a weather-resistant material and survive extreme weather conditions such as rain, snow, or heat. 


    One of the best materials for exterior sliding door hardware is stainless steel. Another excellent solution for exterior barn door hardware is a galvanized hardware kit. Galvanization is a process that applies a protective zinc coat to steel or iron to prevent rusting.


    Barn door hardware is very easy to install, and the installation consists of attaching the track to the wall, connecting the hangers to the door, and the last step is to hang the door to the track.


    Golden tip: make sure you have the correct measurements for your project. Usually, the track for your hardware should be at least double the size of your door. If you have installation questions, take a look at our barn door and hardware installation guide.

     

    13. The Stainless Steel Bypass Track  is suitable for Interior Exteriors

    13. The Stainless Steel Bypass Track  is suitable for Interior Exteriors

    14. Stainless Aero is compact and elegant

    14. Stainless Aero is compact and elegant

    15. Swiss Rod Sliding Modern Barn Door Hardware

    15. Swiss Rod Sliding Modern Barn Door Hardware 

     

    Barn door systems

    Another critical factor to consider when shopping for door hardware is selecting the door system that works best for your project and available space. There are three conventional barn door systems: standard, bi-part, and bypass, pocket doors, and wall mount sliding door track.

    Standard Barn Door hardware system: In this system, a single barn door track is fixed on the ceiling or wall, and a single door panel (slab) opens and closes by sliding from one side to side.

    Bi-Parting barn door hardware system: just like in the standard system, one (or two) door track is fixed on the wall or ceiling, but instead of one, two door slabs hang on each side of the track and the doors close by sliding toward each other. For this system, you might need a single or double track depending on your door’s size and weight.

    Bypass barn door hardware system: unlike the other two systems, in the bypass system set up there are two doors that are in front and behind each other in different tracks. The doors on this system open and close by sliding in front of each other on their respective tracks.

    Pocket Doors hardware system: similarly the standard and bi-parting barn door system, a track is fixated on the wall or ceiling, but the difference is that the track goes inside a “pocket” in the wall. When open, pocket doors disappear inside the wall. This is a good system option for projects with limited space.

    Wall mount sliding door track: this hardware kit is a compact option designed for applications with tight clearances above the door. 

     

    16. A pop of color with Spectrum Color Sliding Barn Door Hardware

    16. A pop of color with Spectrum Color Sliding Barn Door Hardware

    17.  Spectrum Blue Color
    17.  Spectrum Blue Color
    18. The Spectrum collection is perfect for children's rooms!
    18. The Spectrum collection is perfect for children's rooms!

    Door size

    Considering the size of your sliding door is also very important when shopping for door hardware. For most door lengths, any standard barn door hardware kit will work as you just position one hanger on each side on the top of the door slab. 

    There are also specific hardware options for smaller applications, such as cabinet barn door hardware and some pocket door hardware kit.

    Door weight

    Door panels up to 400 pounds will operate correctly and smoothly on any standard barn door hardware kits. However, if the slab is too heavy, heavy-duty sliding barn door hardware is necessary for smooth, safe operation.

    Additional barn door accessories

    You can also add some accessories to your door and hardware. There are accessories that come really handy and will improve your sliding door operation and longevity, and add some extra style to your set up!

  1. Barn door handles and pulls will not only assist in opening and closing your door, but are also one more detail that can add to your decoration scheme.
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  3. Barn door floor guide aligns your door to the track and prevents wobbling.
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  5.  Adjustable end stop lets you set a specific spot on the track for the slab to stop.
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  7. Soft Stop Barn Door Hardware is a mechanism installed into the track that prevents the door from slamming against the track or wall and will deliver a soft, smooth closing.
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    19. Top mounted spoke wheel on a white track
    19. Top mounted spoke wheel on a white track
    20. Mini Aero Sliding Cabinet Door Hardware Kit
    20. Mini Aero Sliding Cabinet Door Hardware Kit

     

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