LITTLETON, Colo. (July 18, 2019) – Barn door hardware manufacturer Goldberg Brothers Inc. has announced it has begun shipping its new Barnfold® Series product line. According to the company, the new barn door hardware sets represent a hybrid of both sliding and folding door technology.
“You get the style and durability of our traditional barn door hardware with the further space savings of a bifolding door setup,” said Goldberg Brothers president John Golesh. “It allows homeowners and builders to mount barn doors on closets, pantries, laundry nooks and anywhere else that there is inadequate wall space for a long track,” he said. “Because it needs so little wall space, we think Barnfold® is an ideal product for new apartment construction.”
At first glance, the Barnfold® system looks like ordinary barn door hardware, with a slightly oversized door suspended on wheeled hangers that roll on a steel track mounted above the opening. But unlike a conventional barn door system, the door does not slide along a track that is twice as long as the width of the opening. Instead, the track runs only slightly longer than the width of the door frame, and a pair of hinged door panels fold together as one of the two hangers slides across the opening
“The key element of our Barnfold® system is the swiveling motion of the two hangers,” said Goldberg Brothers production manager Grant Golesh. “We have been developing and perfecting the design for more than three years, to make sure our Barnfold® hardware sets offer the reliable operation that customers expect from the Goldberg Brothers brand,” he said.
Unlike ordinary bifolding closet doors, the Barnfold® track mounts outside of the door frame and does not require a floor guide to keep the door in proper alignment as it moves. The result is that the full clearance of the door frame is available, with the folded door panels taking up no more than about five inches of adjacent wall space. John Golesh said this allows for more easily moving large items such as washer and dryer pair in and out of a laundry closet.
Barnfold® hardware sets are available in both 2-door and 4-door configurations in a wide range of track lengths and powder coat colors. Further information about Barnfold® products is available online at:
About Goldberg Brothers
Established in Denver, Colorado, in 1897 as a family-owned tinsmith shop, Goldberg Brothers has been known for such diverse products as motion picture film reels, household hardware, fishing reels and camp stoves. The company began building steel barn door hardware for home and business interiors with the launch of its Standard Series hardware sets in 2012. It has since expanded its offering to seven major styles of barn door hardware and a variety of accessories. Goldberg Brothers products are available from approximately 2,000 building supply stores and millwork companies across the United States and Canada. The company employs more than 20 workers at its factory in Littleton, Colorado. Further information is available online at goldbergbarntrack.com and goldbergbrothers.com.