The instructions are vague to install the hardware, but once installed, it worked great. I had the doors assembled at Home Depot and they are disproportionate. The middle boards were placed the same direction and when the doors are closed, they don’t line up.
These double barn doors and hardware are a good purchase. The slats assembled with ease and the holes were pre-drilled. We finished the wood before assembly to ensure all surfaces received finish. However, we did have one slat that warped when it was finished but once all the pieces were assembled, the door was good to install and operated just fine. If you are on a budget for your remodel and barn doors are one of your "must-haves", then these doors will be perfect! You will see the screws but you can plug them or paint them before you assemble the door to make them less conspicuous.
The final product looks good from a distance, but it's got some serious flaws. I'm being generou...
December 13, 2020
Ease of installation :
The final product looks good from a distance, but it's got some serious flaws. I'm being generous with my rating because the hardware is pretty solid. First, the materials you have to assemble are not all cut consistently. An amateur like me would never have multiple components of anything 1/8 off and these doors each had a couple, including width and length. A little trimming and being conscious of which ends will match helps. My biggest beef is the wood is a bit warped. The final hanging doors to not meet at their joint when perfectly plumb. I did manage to adjust to make the vertical meet, but the bow in the left door has it flush at the top and in front of the right by about half an inch.
I had to call for a missing piece of hardware and was less than impressed with the "customer service" representative. After hours of putting these things together, she simply just told me to bring them back. Well, I live an hour from the nearest store and just bought this house. And no lady...gravity is consistent and the warped wood has nothing to do with anything I did. I've decided to keep the defective doors and made most things work ok. I'm keeping them as a monument and reminder of how I was talked to, the awful instructions, and the fact this manufacturer will not call me back after a couple of messages. Do not buy anything from CalHome and expect anything but frustration. Frankly, don't call HD for support as you'll find their level of helpfulness between insulting and arrogant.