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All About Spacers

When buying a new rolling barn doors there are a couple of things you need to take into account. Remember this isn’t a regular or normal door, this is a door that moves laterally, this is a door that you have chosen because it better represents you, its one of a kind. So because of that ‘one of a kindness’ it also takes the same preparation to ensure a great fit. We need to get this amazing new door to clear anything that it could come in contact with and halt its awesomeness.

We need to get this amazing new door to clear anything that it could come in contact with and halt its awesomeness. We have designed a device just for this purpose, its called the spacer. The spacer is there to move the door out just far enough to make it past baseboards, cases, and any other trimmings that are on the doorframe.

The spacer is designed with different lengths to take care of any situations. There are three main spacers that we have developed to help your doors fitment.

The first, and used most often, would be our [regular] spacers. They come in a wide range of sizes, and will fit with any of our door applications.

If the above spacers didn’t work then you most likely will be stepping into the larger more fancy spacers. We have designed these spacers to add to the look of your door.

The reason these spacers are made this way is because they will now be visible behind the track. Therefore we felt that instead of making a piece that would just “do the job” we would give it some fashion sense along with its functionality.

They come in two sizes , 2 ¾ can do up to 6in which becomes a custom spacer. To determine what size spacers you need, you take the Door Thickness + the Trim Thickness – 1/4″.

To determine how many you need you look at the length of the track. For 4′ to 6′ tracks you need 4. For 6′ 1″ to 8 ft. you need 5.

Once you use this method of figuring out the measurements you will be able to figure out what spacers you are going to need.


Hardware Application

Standard: One door, single track

Bypass: Two Doors, multi-track setup

Bi Parting: Two Doors, single track

Getting Your Track Length

For best results the track length should be a minimum of double the width of your door.

Example: A 3ft wide door needs a minimum of a 6ft track.

Please Note: Any track length over 8ft will come in seperate segments which will be easy to combine with provided Splice Plates & Hardware.

Example: A 5ft wide door will need a 10ft track which will come with 2 5ft segments.

If you require a size not listed call in for a custom order as we can fabricate any track length or customize the track to your needs.

International Customers, Please Read:

Based on your track dimensions and variable shipping requirements your track will be separated into smaller segments to save you shipping costs, splice plates and all necessary hardware will be provided for you to combine them.

Track Holes

If your wall does not have solid blocking you can order with no holes, and drill yourself to align the holes to your studs.

It is important that when installing your track, your lags go into something solid. You cannot lag into just the sheetrock.

Pre-Drilled Track: A Pre-Drilled Track will work for you if you have an interior or exterior header/blocking to lag into. Our Tracks are drilled to evenly space the weight. They are NOT drilled to hit studs.

No Holes: Getting a Track with No holes is best if you are planning to lag into your studs. This makes it so you can drill the holes on site to line up with your studs.

Door Kits

Most of our doors are offered as "Door Kits" (The door itself comes in pieces). A Door-Kit requires some assembly of the door slats, where as an Assembled Door requires no assembly. Neither option includes installation of door hardware.

If a Door Kit if ordered, you will receive a box approximately 7' x 1' x 6" (sizes vary depending on order). Typical assembly time is approximately 45 minutes.

Assembled doors will be shipped via Freight and will arrive in a crate. Please note, the hardware is not installed on the door in this option.

NOTE: UPS Hub Pickup

"It is our aim to provide our customers with as many options as possible but occasionally that can make things difficult to ship. Due to shipping restrictions all doors, not shipped as a kit (unassembled), that are over 5 feet wide and 7 feet tall will be shipped to the UPS hub nearest to customers desired address. The customer will then be responsible for transporting the item(s) from the hub to the desired destination.

Door Width

Header Explainer

A general rule is to add 4 inches to the length of your track. If you order a 7ft track they’ll need a 7ft 4 in header.

If the header exceeds 8ft it will be shipped in sections, all necessary equipment will be provided.

Door Thickness

If you are ordering a door from Rustica, leave this option as Standard

If you have your own door measure the thickness and round to the nearest quarter inch (our spacers are adjustable to many ranges).

Trim / Baseboard Thickness

The depth of your trim and baseboard from off of the wall (if the thickness of your trim & baseboard is different, select the thickest point).

If you plan using a external mounting header select no trim.

Additional Hangers

Additional Hangers are needed for doors that are greater than 5ft in width (1 extra per door greater than 5ft)

Hinge Placement Instruction

Measure the existing slab, that you're wanting to replace, from the top of the door to the top of each hinge. You will format your entry in this format: Hinge 1- 10" from top of door. Hinge 2- 22.

Lift Gate Service

By selecting this option a freight truck will come equipped with a lift gate which unloads your heavy products to the curb

Door Accessories

Spice Rack

The spice rack is great for holding an assortment of items.

Stories Told Bookshelf

Four shelfs total, our biggest bookshelf.

Steam Engine Bookshelf

Two shelfs, with a beautiful design.

Coat Hanger

The perfect coat hanger for any office or home entry.