This article focuses on a short list of barn door hardware for an 8 foot wide opening. It will not go over the various options available but rather focus on those that I found most noteworthy and that have been proven to maintain the status quo for other consumers.
Your barn door project is about to be done, and you are excited. You just got 400 square feet of space back you can use for whatever you want. That’s great, but do you know what else is great? The fact that barn doors have come a long way since the early 1900s.
If you are looking for barn doors for an 8 foot opening, you will have some options.
The first thing to know is that most barn doors come in standard sizes. Most common sizes are 36″x96″. The 96″ measurement is the width of the door. You can also find them in 80″ and 72″.
If you have an 8 foot opening, then you will want to choose a door that is 96″ wide. If your door is not exactly 8 feet wide, then you can purchase one that is close to that size. For example, if your opening has a width of 7 feet 10 inches, then you would want a 96″ wide door.
Next step would be to consider how tall your door should be. You should look at what type of header or header system you have on your ceiling. If your header consists of two 2x4s then most likely it will be between 9 ft – 9ft 6 inches high, which means that you should keep your barn door height between 8 ft – 8 ft 6 inches high so it fits nicely under your header without any problems or gaps when it’s closed.
I am looking for barn doors for an opening that is 8 feet wide. I have found some that are up to 80 inches wide, but the only ones I have found that are 8 feet wide are made of oak.
I would prefer not to use oak, but if there is no other way then I will do it.
A barn door for an 8 foot opening would be about 68 inches wide. The length of the track is the same as the width of the door, so you need to subtract 2 inches from 68 to get 66 inches (one foot). Divide 66 by 12 inches per foot and you get 5 feet 6 inches. You are going to need a 5 foot 6 inch track.
The track can be made from any material. I have seen them made out of wood, aluminum and steel. I personally like aluminum because it is easy to work with, light weight and looks good when painted.
You will need some hardware to hang the track on your wall. For this size of door (5 feet 6 inches) you will need two sets of locking hinges that have a maximum weight capacity of 100 pounds per hinge set (200 pounds total).
Barn doors are a great way to add style and drama to your home. These doors are meant for large openings and are best suited for barns, but they can also be used in other areas of the home as well. There are many different styles of barn doors available on the market today. You can find them in wood, metal or even glass. You can also find them in many different colors, sizes and shapes.
Barn doors come in many different styles, sizes and shapes. It is important that you make sure that you know what type of door will work best for your needs before making any purchases though. It is also important that you get the right measurements for your opening so that it will fit into place perfectly without any issues whatsoever.
There are a few things that you need to consider when buying a new set of barn doors for your home:
1) The size of the opening – The size of the opening is very important when looking at buying new barn doors because if they don’t fit properly then you might have problems with them not working properly or even falling down altogether due to stress on them from being too big for the opening where they are going.
One of the most popular projects we do is install barn doors. We get a lot of requests for these, but they are actually not very difficult to install.
We use a standard size door (80″) and frame, but we have to cut the top rail and bottom rail to fit. The bottom rail is cut on a band saw and then sanded smooth with a belt sander.
The top rail is cut using a circular saw with a guide attached to it so that it goes straight into the wall. Then you just put your hinges on them and screw them into the wall using drywall screws (or whatever type of screw you want).
Then you can hang your door on those hinges.