Since this will produce more weight, decide if extra strength is a required need. Use metal clamps and galvanized screws or nails to assemble the exterior barn doors frame. Cut a transverse reinforcement to install it in the center of the frame. For large barn doors, use a diagonal strap on both halves of the frame. Place cut boards at the height of the barn door at the top of the frame. Place these in the frame of the barn door with galvanized screws or nails. Rub a drop of wood glue on each nail head screw for extra strength. Mount the sliding door rail to the top of the frame with wood screws and an electric conductor. Be sure to use a carpenter’s level to get the exact alignment need.
The sliding door opens with objects in front or behind. They can operate easily during inclement weather. However, the doors are built much lighter than traditional doors, to avoid deformation of the slip track. To build your exterior barn doors with sliding, please measure the opening of the barn door. Then cut the board to the width and height that needed to build the frame. To create a stronger frame, either double stack 2 x 4 or use 4 X 4 wooden beams.
Your new exterior barn doors with sliding can be paint before it is attacd. In addition, periodic maintenance should include removing all particle residues found and cleaning the door tracking. Spraying the sliding track with air can keep it free of debris. In addition, inspect the track wheels from time to time to keep these in good working condition.
Use three, five or seven track wheels mounted on the bottom of the door that will slide along a flat surface. Use a lower lane if the door will be higher than the foundation barn, for example, if the barn has an entry ramp. Measure the track lengths on the frame and install similarly sized tracks on the place where the exterior barn doors will retract. Install a slightly longer wall tube to ensure the door will be completely away from the door opening when it is in a retract position.
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