Have you ever thought of saving up some space in your house and embellishing your doorway at the same time? Well, there is always a solution to that, go ahead and install a sliding barn door locks.

 Barn doors, as the name suggests were inspired by the barns in the countryside they are not only amenities but also are the cornerstones to your house so they need to be good-looking, work steadily, and most importantly should be well secured by a barn door locks.

Happiness has many roots, but none more important than security

              E.R Stettinius

Barn Door Locks

Whether it is your bathroom door or your living room entrance barn doors are perfect for saving space and maintaining privacy. Not like every other barn door locks are also unique as much as the doors are they not only keep your place well secured but also give the doors a charming look.

Table of Contents

Choosing the Best BARN DOOR Locks.. 2

Material 2

Internal materials. 2

External materials. 3

Shapes and Sizes. 3

Attachment. 3

Features. 4

Color. 4

Price. 4

Choosing the Best BARN DOOR Locks


To keep your house sealed, safe, and secure after you lock your Barn door, barn door locks are usually made of durable metals or alloy which makes them tough enough to prevent them from rusting by the dint of climate change or breaking.

Barn Door Locks

Internal materials

The insides of the locks are generally made of brass or die-cast zinc as they keep the mechanism well intact and working. they are well lubricated because they consist of springs and small pins that need to move freely to operate correctly. Lubricated insides of the lock keep the pins and springs moving and keep your lock in good working order.

External materials

The tongue of the lock that protrudes when the knob is turned to lock the door and the outer casing of the lock are usually made from hard metals and alloys like stainless steel, brass, chrome, steel or nickel which makes them good looking and durable.

Shapes and Sizes

Barn Door Locks

These locks come in lots of shapes and sizes according to the user’s preferences, and according to the door’s material, color, and size. Barn doors are usually installed in many different places so locks are also according to the area of usage. Barn door locks are mainly used when you replace your door in the foyer with a barn door as it should be safe from the outsiders.

When barn doors are installed inside the house, I mainly prefer using hooks and laches as they are easy to use and give your doors a fancy look.


Locks fitting depends on the type of locks and the material from which the door is made, locks and hooks on a wooden door is mainly fixed with pocket screws which not only keeps the lock integral to the door but also makes it easy to change after some time, nail pins can also be used to keep them integrated with the door hence it last for a long time.

If you are using a metal or aluminum door the latch or the lock is mainly riveted with a riveter or rivet gun because nail pins and pocket screws cannot hold the lock neither it is easy to install.



The barn door that you will install at your house will be the focus of attraction so it is needed that the color should be complementing the room, it is also important that the type of lock that is used in your barn door should go with the texture and design of the door. Wooden barn door mainly has a lock the color of Antique Brass, Oil Rubbed Bronze, or Antique Pewter. Doors made of aluminum frames are more likely to have a lock of the color Satin Chrome, Polished Chrome, Satin Nickel, or Polished Brass as the more fit with the metallic look.


The range of barn door locks starts with $10 to $70 depending on the quality and the type of lock. As these locks come in a big range in different colors and types the price band is also a bit wide. You can get Barn door hooks and laches at low prices, but the locks are a bit costly though they guarantee your safety.

Get a barn door and a complementing barn door lock to assure your security and smarten up your entrance because it is said that “the first impression is the last one.”


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