(April 1, 2017, Denver, Colorado) — The April 2017 issue of Building Products Digest features an article about stocking barn door hardware products in wholesale and retail lumber yards and building supply stores. The article titled “Stocking Tips for Barn Door Track Hardware” was submitted by Goldberg Brothers, Inc. president John Golesh and features information about Goldberg Brothers barn door hardware products. The full issue of the trade publication is available at https://issuu.com/building-products/docs/digest_4-17/1?e=1439489/46746098.
(Brandpoint, July 11, 2016) — Think of a door opening and closing.
Chances are you pictured it swinging on hinges, since that’s how most doors operate. But, more homeowners are choosing other door hanging hardware for a unique look with their interior and exterior doors.
If you’re looking for a way to make visitors to your home say “wow,” consider alternatives to hinged doors for an unexpected twist.
“Once you’ve chosen the door that’s perfect for you, it can be hung in a number of distinctive ways,” says Brad Loveless, marketing and product development manager for Simpson Door Company. “A pocket door, sliding barn door or a pivot door can add some personality and pizzazz to your home.”
Similar to closet doors hung on a track, pocket doors slide open and closed, but disappear into the wall when closed. Popular in home offices, bathrooms and utility rooms, pocket doors save space and can make a room feel more open. Using a pocket door in place of a hinged door saves about 10 square feet of floor space, notes home improvement expert Tim Carter.
Depending on the width of the opening, you can use either a single pocket door, or double pocket doors that slide into opposite walls and meet in the middle when closed. Because they don’t seal as tightly as hinged doors, pocket doors are largely limited to use inside the home, instead of as entry doors.
Sliding barn doors
Barn doors are a bit like pocket doors in that they slide open and closed, but they’re hung on tracks that are visible. When opened, the doors are located on one side of the wall, instead of disappearing into the wall. For large openings, such as between dining rooms and living rooms, you can even hang multiple barn doors on tracks in order to divide the spaces.
A number of companies offer high-end barn door track hardware, in a range of styles and colors. “People like the unexpected look of a barn door,” says John Golesh, president of door hardware manufacturer Goldberg Brothers. “They’re a great way to add a rustic, yet elegant look to your home. And with the wide variety of door hangers and handles, a barn door can complement any interior décor.”
In addition to the chic look barn doors offer, homes for sale with “barn door” in their listing sold for 13 percent more than expected and 57 days faster, according to research by Zillow Digs.
Common in ancient buildings, pivot mounted doors are virtually unseen in North American homes. For homeowners who want an element of surprise, a pivot door is a good choice. In place of hinges or overhead sliders and tracks, pivot doors rotate open and closed around pins installed in the top and bottom of the door frame. The pins are set several inches in from the door frame, depending on the door’s size.
“For high-end homes with extra-wide doors, pivots are a great way to handle the additional weight, and will be unlike anything your visitors have seen before,” Loveless says. “We are making many different super-sized doors for this exact application.”
Some of these doors are huge — measuring up to four feet wide or more. As “large, simple rectangles,” pivot doors can be designed to look like the surrounding wall, so fit well in modern style homes, notes architect Bud Dietrich. Unlike pocket doors and barn doors, pivot doors can seal tightly to their frame when closed, so can be used as entry doors.
(April 18, 2016, Denver, Colorado) — Goldberg Brothers’ new Shutter Series barn door hardware makes it possible for builders and homeowners to add the drama and functionality of sliding barn door hardware to nearly any room. The versatile hardware kit is suitable for kitchen and bathroom cabinets, pantry doors, entertainment centers, windows and other interior applications where the stylish, space-saving benefits of barn door hardware are desirable.
“The Shutter Series opens up an exciting new world of possibilities for cabinet and window design,” says John Golesh, President, Goldberg Brothers. “It allows builders and homeowners to further capitalize on the popular barn door trend and easily customize interior spaces, while serving as a great alternative to cabinets and shutters with standard swing doors. Builders can use it to save space in small rooms or stylishly conceal a TV.”
The Shutter Series barn door hardware kit supports cabinet and window applications up to 100 pounds. To meet the custom needs of its users, it is available with four adjustable panel thicknesses (3/4”, 7/8”, 1” and 1-1/8”), an adjustable wall mount bottom guide, an optional top mount hanger and a by-pass bracket kit that is compatible with either the standard strap or top mount set.
Additional Shutter Series barn door hardware kit features include:
- 2” Delrin rollers
- 3-1/6″ x 1-1/4″ track
- 1-1/4″ x 7” x 1/8″ strap hanger
- New 3″ flush pull available
- New 4″ pull handle available
- Single packaging sized by track length 18″ up to 72″ and every 6″ in between
The Shutter Series barn door hardware is available in any of the 10 Goldberg color finishes, including popular black, silver, white, chrome and architectural bronze options. This flexibility allows for window and cabinet installations that range from modern to rustic in appearance, and that better match interior design schemes.
For more information on Goldberg Brothers Shutter Series barn door hardware, and other products, please visit www.goldbergbarntrack.com.
Founded in 1897, Goldberg Brothers, Inc., a Denver, Colorado, based company, has been a manufacturer of household and industrial hardware for well over a century. Proud to be made in the USA, today the company focuses on distinctive home décor and furniture products, including award-winning Goldberg Brothers Barn Track sliding barn door hardware kits.