Barn Door Cabinet Hardware
Traditional barn door cabinet hardware is easy to find. You can buy more do-it-yourself home stores, hardware stores, agricultural supply stores, and tack shops. You can also purchase traditional barn hardware from online auction sites, retailers, manufacturers and even individuals. The purpose and functionality of barn hardware have changed little over the last century. Hinges for cabinet doors, gates, bridle hooks and tie rings still work essentially the same way.
Period of barn door hardware only; whether you’re renovating a historic barn or building a barn period (that is, trying to recreate a specific historical era in your barn, like an era Victorian shipping house)? You will need to search for traditional barn hardware more thoroughly and contact a locksmith with drawings or models of hardware that you want. Good starting points for your research are historic companies, antique shops and barn museums. They can have photos, lithographs, or even current hardware components you can photograph and take for a locksmith.
Take care of Hardware; most traditional barn style cabinet hardware requires little or no maintenance. Older, old and antique pieces may need occasional lubrication, but do not clean them unless absolutely necessary for the hardware to function. As with most other antiques, the patina and corrosion that come with age is what gives value to these pieces and character.