It’s no secret that barn doors can be heavy. A header is a solid piece of wood that acts as an anchor for your barn door. Barn door headers help to distribute the weight of the door and adds stability. But, do you have one? Maybe, maybe not.
Why You Do Not Need a Barn Door Header:
If you are building a new wall and plan on including a barn door, you have the advantage of adding solid wood blocking between the studs behind the drywall. The wood blocking replaces the need for a header and will be strong enough to hold your barn door. Then the barn door track would be installed directly to the wall. Without a header, you will have less of a gap between the wall and your barn door.
Why You Do Need a Barn Door Header:
If you are adding a barn door to a finished drywall you most likely have existing studs that are not quite in the right spot. In order to install your barn door securely, you would need to attach the barn door track to those studs. A header replaces the need to have studs in just the right spot. The header reinforces the drywall, making it strong enough for your barn door. Once the header is installed to the drywall, the track can be firmly added to the header.
Picking and Installing Your Barn Door HeaderRustica has the option of customizing your header to match perfectly with your barn door and wall. Click here to choose your header.
Watch an instructional video about how to install a barn door header:
To see a barn door header being installed, watch the video below:
If you have further questions about barn door headers or need help with any projects, feel free to contact us. We would love to help!