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Low Clearance Barn Door Hardware

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Rustica Unassembled Kit Door Guide

1. In some areas of the country we see more damage than acceptable when kits doors are shipped unassembled in a ground shipping box, so it is possible that a kit door may ship in a crate via a freight carrier so that your beautiful door arrives without damage.

2. If shipped put together in a crate the overlays will be left to be installed on site. We recommend that you attach them with pin nails, wood glue or (if neither of those are good options) you can use ½” wood screws (not included and not recommended).

3. Many Rustica door kits have the same options as the recommended Rustica assembled doors but are offered with a more economical price.

4. Door kits do not have a warranty against warping, separating or splitting.

5. It is possible that your kit door may come unassembled and need to be assembled using the 7 inch lag screws through the side of the stiles.

6. For both Kit and Assembled doors... the hardware (hangers, handles and pulls) are not installed and the doors are not pre-drilled which allows every installation the ability to make any unique changes needed.

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The front handle must be larger than 14 in to include a back handle.
NOTICE: Soft Close systems do not come with Anti-Jump Brackets. With the Soft Close system properly installed, Soft Close Activator Tabs will act as the Anti-Jump Brackets.
NOTICE: Bi Parting systems come with 4 barn door hardware hangers by default.
NOTICE: Bi Parting systems come with 2 doors and 4 barn door hardware hangers by default.
NOTICE: Bypass systems come with 4 barn door hardware hangers by default.
NOTICE: Bypass systems come with 2 doors and 4 barn door hardware hangers by default.
NOTICE: Lightduty Bypass systems come with 4 barn door hardware hangers by default.
NOTICE: Lightduty Bypass systems come with 2 doors and 4 barn door hardware hangers by default.
NOTICE: Triple Bypass systems come with 6 barn door hardware hangers by default.
NOTICE: Triple Bypass systems come with 3 doors and 6 barn door hardware hangers by default.
NOTICE: Double Doors come with 2 doors comprising a qty 1 unit of double doors.
NOTICE: Double Doors come with 2 doors comprising a qty 1 unit of double doors.
NOTICE: Exterior Doors with door knob boring automatically get a Double Bore "Deadbolt Bore" Standard is 5-1/2" above door knob boring. The door will be prepared with the double bore hole, latch bore and latch plate mortise for a dead bolt. The Jamb will NOT be prepared with any latch bore or strike plate mortise for the dead bolt.
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Description

Low Clearance Barn Door Hardware

6 Times Low Clearance Barn Door Hardware is Required


Barn doors still reign supreme in interior design, but some homeowners struggle to find the space to install them. Sometimes the issue isn’t the width between or on either side of each door jamb, but rather the space above the door frame. In certain situations, traditional barn door hardware just won’t fit. That’s when low clearance barn door hardware comes in.

6 Times Low Clearance Barn Door Hardware is Required

  • Crown Moulding
  • Duct Work
  • Low Ceilings
  • Sloped Ceilings
  • Cabinets
  • Floor to Ceiling Windows
Homeowners might feel resigned to using traditional hinged doors when they realize that there isn’t enough clearance above a door for a traditional, sliding track system. Fortunately, there is a simple and accessible solution that still allows homeowners to install the barn door of their dreams even within tight spaces. The solution is Rustica’s low clearance barn door hardware.

How Much Height Do You Need for a Barn Door?

When installing a barn door, you’ll want to make sure that you leave at least six inches of clearance above the top of the door panel to allow for the header and/or the track system.

Some larger track systems require up to a foot of clearance, though this isn’t extremely common. Though six inches might seem like a very reasonable amount of room, the reality is that some spaces simply cannot accommodate half a foot above a door opening. In these cases, it’s best to purchase a low-profile barn door track system, which only requires four inches of header and track clearance. Rustica’s low clearance barn door hardware requires even less space, allowing as little as three and a quarter inches!

6 Times Low Clearance Barn Door Hardware is Required

Crown Moulding

Traditional homes usually have crown moulding throughout the floor plan. Ceiling trim is popular because it adds an element of beauty, as well as clean, consistent lines, but it also measures anywhere from three to 20 inches. Since you should never attach barn door hardware to moulding, ceiling trim frequently leaves homeowners with restricted space for a header board or barn door wall mount above internal doors. This common issue is easily solved by installing low clearance sliding barn door hardware, which will fit neatly in between your moulding and door frame.

Duct Work

Sometimes HVAC contractors decide to install ductwork above an interior door opening, due to preference or unavoidable structural reasons. The issue with ductwork and a sliding barn door occurs when the return vent or supply vent is directly above a door opening, leaving little space for traditional sliding door hardware. Usually, low clearance hardware can be installed underneath these vents to make sliding barn door installation possible and functional. Since the door track, hardware, and panel will sit underneath the vents, nothing will block the duct’s airflow.

Low Ceilings

While moulding and ducts are often the culprits in low clearance situations, there are just as many circumstances where the ceilings are simply too low. Nine-foot, exposed beam ceilings weren’t always the standard of interior design, and many unrenovated, older homes still tout a mere seven or eight feet from floor to ceiling.
Why so low? Ceilings were lower in the past because they helped contain the heat of fireplaces, the only source of heat before insulation and heating systems were common practice. Lower ceilings mean lower clearance for your barn door track, making low profile hardware a must-have.

Sloped Ceilings

Homes with a pitched roof, like Tudors, will encounter a similar issue as older homes. Ceilings in pitched roof houses often have sloped ceilings, which often leave very minimal or absolutely no space for door hardware between the door frame and ceiling. In these situations, homeowners will need to install a low clearance track system.

Cabinets

Purchasing barn door hardware for low ceiling clearance is also helpful for sliding kitchen cabinets and pantry doors, for a couple of reasons. First, a cabinet door can also fall victim to crown molding and sloped or low ceilings. Second, to maximize storage or to provide more usable counter space, tall cabinets are often installed in kitchens or traditional sized cabinets are installed higher up the wall.
A pantry door can be taller than the average door height, and the same goes for closet doors too. Any of these situations has the potential to leave little header space. In these situations, it’s common for homeowners to install low clearance hardware.

Floor to Ceiling Windows

Tall, dramatic, floor-to-ceiling windows are breathtaking, but breath isn’t the only thing that these windows take away. Because these windows stop right before the wall meets the ceiling, they consume most usable header space, leaving homeowners unable to use traditional sliding hardware. In this case, low track clearance barn door hardware is an excellent choice for homeowners who want to use barn doors instead of curtains or blinds.

Low Clearance. High Expectations.

Low clearance barn door hardware can be utilized in so many situations! The above examples occur most frequently within a home’s interior but that doesn’t mean that low clearance barn door hardware can’t be installed on an exterior door as well. If you want to use a sliding barn door as a replacement for a traditional garage door, entry door, patio door, or exterior French door, you can most definitely consider a low clearance hardware kit as an option if you find that you lack header or wall mount space.

Likewise, though traditional barn doors are crafted from wood, many modern barn doors are made of glass, metal, or synthetic materials. Just as traditional hardware can be installed onto various materials, barn door hardware for low clearance mounting can be installed onto metal, glass, and wood doors alike. Furthermore, this system is compatible with traditional, single-panel, sliding doors, as well as any pocket door or double door system, like biparting and bypassing.

When ordering a low clearance option with Rustica, your door kit will arrive with every piece of hardware you need to hang your door slab, as well as any door handle, door lock, or decorative hinges you’ve decided to purchase. Just as each doorknob, lock, and hinge can be customized in finish and design, low clearance hardware is available in all of Rustica’s wet and powder-coated finishes.

DIY barn door instructions are easy to understand and your installation process can be completed in as little as an hour.
If you love the barn door look but are struggling with limited header area, don’t hesitate to reach out to see if Rustica’s low clearance barn door hardware will work for your space.low clearance barn door hardware


Product Details

The Low Clearance barn Door hardware system accommodates those difficult spaces where the ceiling is low and header space is limited. Our Low Clearance system has the highest versatility available with the shortest amount of space required for the system to work at only 3-1/4". With our J-track design, strength is not compromised but still lends a stunning aesthetic to your room as well as helps to save precious space. Available in all of our popular powder coated and wet coated finishes, this system will add design and functionality to your low ceiling spaces.

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Customize your finish
Select your track length & door guide
Designed & crafted entirely in the USA

The clearance needed to install this hardware is 3-1/4" which includes at minimum a 1/4" of wiggle room.

Need low clearance hardware that allows your doors to slide past each other and take up less wall space on the sides of your opening? You'll want to select the "Low Clearance Bypass" option under "Select System" when customizing your hardware. This is a very common application for closet openings that have limited wall space on either side and aren't able to accommodate standard barn doors that typically use that space.
Weight rating: 350lbs
This hardware kit comes with everything needed for setup and installation.
Materials
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What materials are the track and hangers made from?

The track and hangers are 100% steel, laser cut and bent (if needed) in our metal shop in Springville Utah.

What are the wheels made of?

The standard black wheels are made from a durable nylon that is long lasting and very quiet.

Some hardware styles offer 3" aluminum wheels, with a few variations and finish options.

The larger 4.5" wheels are aluminum and offer variations and finish options.

Is the track offered in standard lengths or do you cut it to size?

A few styles, including the same day shipping styles, offer fixed lengths of track, but the majority of the systems we offer allow you to cut to the inch.

How far off the wall does the track install?

Most of our hardware styles work with our patented adjustable spacers. We offer 3 sizes and the size shipped is determined by the thickness of the door. The adjustable spacers and optional heavy duty spacers allow a wide range or distance from the wall and as close as 3/8" depending on the width of the door and the size of the spacer.

Why would I want adjustable stops?

Typically the standard stops are all that is needed, especially if you order the track to the exact length that you need. However, sometimes there are unique installations that benefit from an adjustable stop which can be placed virtually anywhere on the track.

What materials are the track and hangers made from?

The track and hangers are 100% steel, laser cut and bent (if needed) in our metal shop in Springville Utah.

What are the wheels made of?

The standard black wheels are made from a durable nylon that is long lasting and very quiet.

Some hardware styles offer 3" aluminum wheels, with a few variations and finish options.

The larger 4.5" wheels are aluminum and offer variations and finish options.

Is the track offered in standard lengths or do you cut it to size?

A few styles, including the same day shipping styles, offer fixed lengths of track, but the majority of the systems we offer allow you to cut to the inch.

How far off the wall does the track install?

Most of our hardware styles work with our patented adjustable spacers. We offer 3 sizes and the size shipped is determined by the thickness of the door. The adjustable spacers and optional heavy duty spacers allow a wide range or distance from the wall and as close as 3/8" depending on the width of the door and the size of the spacer.

Why would I want adjustable stops?

Typically the standard stops are all that is needed, especially if you order the track to the exact length that you need. However, sometimes there are unique installations that benefit from an adjustable stop which can be placed virtually anywhere on the track.

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Lead Times
Production and Manufacturing Lead Times
Please be advised that all doors and barn door hardware are handcrafted and manufactured to order. Lead times may vary and are only estimates. Please do not arrange for an install until you have received all correct items from your order. Before assembly or installation, check to see that you have instructions. You can download instructions here. Rustica will not be responsible for any contractor expenses and/or other fees incurred outside of your transaction with Rustica Hardware. If a door and hardware are ordered at the same time, then the door and hardware will ship together on the same date. In this circumstance, customers should base their estimated lead time off of the door’s production time and not the hardware's production time.
Barn Door Hardware manufacturing is estimated at:
  • Barn Door Hardware Same Day Shipping: Ships same day if ordered before 2:00 PM mountain time, if after 2:00 PM mountain time it will ship the next business day
  • Standard Barn Door Hardware: 5 Business Days (If ordered with a door, hardware will instead be shipped with the door at the current door lead time)
  • Expedited Barn Door Hardware Orders: 2-3 Business Days (please call for details and an expedited production fee will apply)
  • The Elite Barn Door Hardware (Pure, Ripple, Strut): 3-4 weeks
Barn and Pocket Door manufacturing is estimated at:
  • DIY Panel Door Same Day Ships same day if ordered before 2:00 PM mountain time, if after 2:00 PM mountain time it will ship the next business day
  • Sliding Geometric Barn Doors MDF: 4-5 Business Days
  • Sliding Geometric Barn Doors Solid Wood: 2-3 Weeks
  • Sliding Wood Barn or Pocket Doors: 7 Buisness Days
    • *2-3 Weeks Decorative Glass
    • *2-3 Weeks for Upgraded Wood Species
  • Sliding Metal Barn Doors or Pocket Doors: 2-3 Weeks (oversize doors more than 60" wide and doors with notched glass have a 3-4 week lead time)
    • * 5 Business Days Clear Glass under 83.5”x100”
    • * 2-3 Weeks Decorative Glass or over 83.5”x100”
    • * 3-4 Weeks for doors with notched glass.
  • Frameless Glass Barn Door: 5-7 weeks
Interior Doors (including Interior Dutch Doors) manufacturing is estimated at:
  • Interior Prehung Wood Doors: 3-5 Weeks
  • Interior Slab Wood Doors: 3-4 Weeks
  • Interior Prehung Metal Doors: 4 Weeks
  • Interior Slab Metal Doors: 4 Weeks
  • Bifold Barn Door Hardware Systems: 3-4 Weeks
Exterior Doors (including Exterior Dutch Doors) manufacturing is estimated at:
  • Exterior & Front Entry Prehung Wood Doors: 4-6 Weeks
  • Exterior & Front Entry Slab Wood Doors: 4-6 Weeks
  • Exterior & Front Entry Prehung Metal Doors: 5 Weeks
  • Exterior & Front Entry Slab Metal Doors: 5 Weeks
All other manufacturing estimated at:
  • Wall Coverings: 3-4 Weeks
  • Mantels: 7-10 Business Days
  • Conference Tables: 6-7 Weeks
  • Desks: 1-2 Weeks
  • Cranky Desk: 3-4 Weeks
  • Samples: 1-2 weeks
Shipping transit times depend on your location. We are located in Springville Utah.
Currently we will entertain some rush orders with an additional cost and in most cases you can expect to reduce the production time by 1/3.
Custom and Special Projects (SPOs): can be as much as 8-10 weeks AFTER all approvals are received
The manufacture process (the lead time) for hinge doors (interior and exterior) as well as custom projects begins only AFTER any and all approvals are received.
If you are not satisfied with this lead time, please call us to discuss options for expedited lead times. For questions call Rustica Hardware at 1-800-891-8312.
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