easy he is so excited with his festools that he forgot the basics
all the time he saved with the biscuits he lost on staining
but why are barn doors a thing now and why they calling them
guess they make sense for a large opening but still not going to give
- They take virtually no floor space, kinda like pocket doors
without the pocket.
- They're "industrial" looking, which is in vogue, right now.
- They're a "thing" now because people like them. So what?
They're called "barn doors" because they are barn doors.
That's not the point. You don't often see them on bathrooms or
I've installed one in a bedroom, and one in a home office.
Decided after the last one that I will just pass on any future requests.
This one is in the master bedroom. The now have kids, but, when recently
asked how it was working out, they don't seem to mind the lack of
privacy, so far ...
I'm thinking the kids aren't old enough yet. Just wait.
Nice work, as usual.
I call them "exterior pocket doors."
There's always an attraction to "old stuff" with interior decorators.
Farm sinks, barn doors, shiplap, and all kinds of things that were done
away with for good reason.
As soon as these fads hit the shelves of Lowes & Home Depot is when I
know they're on the way out. Like when the Gap starts stocking winter
clothing in July. It's too late to be on the cutting edge, you're just
on the bandwagon now.
Don't get me wrong, I'll take their money. :-)
"Playing is not something I do at night, it's my function in life"
Not lockable Plus they DO NOT fit tightly against the wall. Almost no
sound insulation value. And they can be pushed away from the wall
several inches near the bottom. A smart cat will sneak right in. They
are more like a room divider on wheels.
Seems like either problem is easily solved. Since many homes have
luan/cardboard doors, sound isolation doesn't seem to be a priority.
"Sound isolation" in a home is pretty difficult anyway, unless you
live next to a freeway.
The sound problem is the fact that the door does not fit inside a door jam.
Sound can go between it and the wall and typically the door hangs out from
the wall about 1". In other words sounds coming from that room is not
hindered as much as with a normal closed door.
On Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 12:04:34 AM UTC-4, Leon wrote:
Open windows don't hinder sound very well either.
Earlier this week SWMBO and I were walking the dog at around 10PM. As we walked
past a house with open windows we heard a female voice.
Oh my God! Oh my God! Oh my God! Ohhhh......myyyyy......GGGGOOOODDDD!
We assume she was praying.
Either way, the doors can often not prohibit sight from curious eyes.
The doors can often be pushed away from the wall near the floor with as
little effort as opening a regular door if it is not latched. Not all
barn door installs, especially when two meet in the middle, have the
center floor mounted guide installed, to prevent a tripping hazard.
Great, if you like that look, for any room in the house, but IMHO not
for the bedroom or bathroom.
If you do not mind something that is a little better than a shower
curtain to provide privacy a barn door may be for you.
A floor mounted guide can be installed on the wall side(s), as well.
Both, if need be.
Personally, I'd agree but I can be live others have a different
opinion and can visualize places were it makes even more sense. Again,
I don't barn doors much differently than pocket doors. They may be
the best alternative in certain circumstances, OK in others, and Gawd
awful in others. Then there is the issue of installation... ;-)
There is no reason for them to be that bad. After all, barn doors
keep cows and chickens in. ;-)
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