Reclaimed Lumber Products offered me a set of their flat track barn door hardware to giveaway to one lucky reader! I really love the look of this flat track, don’t you?
They also sell really nice doors, hence the name, Reclaimed Lumber Products.
Some tips from their site about choosing a barn door:
- Size the door slightly larger than the trimmed opening.
- Have the reveal or overlap of the door the same on all three sides. Our rule of thumb is to make this reveal be at least 1 1/2″. On a single door then you make the slab 3″ wider than the inside dimension of the trimmed opening. If you set the door 1/2″ off the floor, make the door slab 1″ taller than the finished opening from floor to bottom of trim header.
- When trimming the opening consider how the trim will look and the reveal with the door installed. You may want the door to be large enough to cover the trim altogether.
- Use thinner trim for a cased opening or sheetrock wrap that won’t get in the way of the sliding door.
- There needs to be clearance above the door opening for the hardware (this varies). Our flat track requires about 4.5″ above door, and our V track is a great low clearance option requiring less than 3″.
- Preferably there is room to fully open the door to one side of the opening.
- Order you track length use twice the door slab width.
- Make sure you have a means to get the door into the building, especially if it is an oversized door. If the door design is too large to move into building easily we will build it in a version that can be assembled from components once inside.
- One key item that makes your install easier is to have solid backing or a continuous header for the full length of the track. A continuous header makes it easier to find a sturdy spot to drill your lags into when mounting the track. Otherwise, you will need to locate the studs. The track hardware we carry can be ordered with holes evenly spaced about 16″ on center, custom drilled spacing, or no holes at all so you can drill to your preference in the field.
- We have special construction techniques that can make a very large, thick, solid wood door light relative to its size. Just be sure to verify the weight of the door and what your track is rated for.
- When purchasing your door for the track compare quality of how the door is made and if you want both sides of the door to look nice whether opened or closed. There is huge difference in quality of construction of available. Our doors are not the cheapest option, and the quality reflects that.
- Also consider door design and panel configuration for how it will look on both sides of the door whether opened or closed.
I enjoy my barn doors so much. Have you ever wanted a door for yourself? Here’s your opportunity to get some hardware. Reclaimed Lumber Products is giving away $265 store credit.
How to enter:
Mandatory: Visit Reclaimed Lumber Products, take a look around and leave me a comment below telling me where you would put a barn door in your house. After leaving a comment, use the rafflecopter widget to enter. All winners this week will be chosen using rafflecopter. Must be 18, US Residents only. Limit one prize per person during Blogapalooza 2013.
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Thank you Reclaimed Lumber Products for providing this prize.