Asked by: Sue Rathiea
asked in category: General Last Updated: 3rd April, 2020

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

Barn Door Opening Measurements
Your door's width should be 2 to 3 inches wider than the door opening and 1 inch higher than the dimensions of your opening. The determining factor in how high or how wide you want to go is just how much you want your sliding door to overlap with the opening.

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In this regard, how high off the floor should a barn door be?

The barn door should be wide enough to completely cover the doorway with an inch or two of overhang on both sides and about one inch at the top. It should be tall enough so that when it's hung on the track, there is about 1/2-inch of space between the bottom of the door and the floor.

Also, how do you measure barn door tracks? 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.

Also to know, how do you measure a barn door opening?

Measure across for the width and from the top of the casing/molding to the floor for height. Add 1″ to 2″ per door for overlap depending on privacy needs. For door openings without casing/molding: Measure the inside of the opening across for width. And measure from the top of the opening to the floor for height.

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.

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