Question: Do You Put Handles On Both Sides Of Barn Door?

Should a barn door cover the 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..

Is a barn door private enough for a bathroom?

There are a variety of available sliding barn door locks so you don’t have to compromise privacy for style. Even though they slide back and forth with the greatest of ease, barn doors can be locked just like any other door. A barn door is just as effective when it comes to bathroom privacy as a standard door.

Do barn doors close tight?

Some pocket doors and barn doors may slide easily to fit across the doorway but are not designed to shut tightly.

What height should a barn door handle be?

34 to 48 inches tallThe height of your barn door handles should also range from 34 to 48 inches tall. Make sure that you are centering your handles somewhere in this range. You do not want to measure 48 inches up from the floor and then place the bottom of your handle at this mark.

Can you use a regular door for a barn door?

While you can buy doors intended for a barn-door installation (Home Hardware and Home Depot have lightweight K- and Z-style doors), virtually any door can be converted to a barn door with special tracks and hangers. This hardware is now easy to find in a wide range of styles.

What is the standard size for a barn door?

approximately 36” X 84”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.

Where should a barn door handle be mounted?

The center of the handle should be about 36 inches from the bottom of the door. Place the outside handle near the edge of the door, as you would any handle or door knob. For the inside handle, keep in mind that the door is wider than the opening.

How much bigger than the opening should a barn door be?

To determine the proper door width, add about 4 to 6 inches to your measurement. Ideally, the door will cover 2 to 3 inches beyond the opening on each side. To figure out what size track you need, double your final width measurement. Measure from the header to the floor to determine the door length you need.

How much clearance does a barn door need?

Typical barn door hardware requires a minimum of 5–7” of clearance from the top of the door to the top of the barn door hardware system. This is the minimum height needed for installing a standard sliding barn door.

How long should a barn door track be?

Whatever your measurement is for at least twice the width of the door, plus the extra 4 to 6 inches, that will be your minimum track length. To calculate, simply follow this equation: (width of door x 2) + (4 to 6 inches of space) = minimum track length.

Can a barn door be installed over trim?

The nice thing about the JELD-WEN barn door kit is you can install the door right over your existing door trim. You do NOT need to remove the trim! You will need to use some spackle (we used the quick dry version) to fill the area where you remove the previous doors hinges but that is all.

How far does a barn door stick out from the wall?

2 inchesThat depends on the thickness of your barn door. Our standard track sticks out just 2 inches from the wall. When the door is hung, the center of the door width will line up with the track above. If your barn door is 1.5” thick, then you would have 1″ between wall and door.