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    My new Captain America Barn Doors

    My new Captain America Barn Doors

    I wanted to create a new product that would allow people to express their individual artistic moods in a barn door in a creative way and would also work in more standard fashions.  Thus the new Viba Hardware flat panel Art Door.

    If you haven't guessed by my previous blog posts, I love superhero movies, my favorites being the Captain America series.  The doors feature a Captain America and Bucky (The Winter Soldier) theme that reveals itself as the doors are pulled open. 

    I put these doors together over about 5 hours to show case how a relatively standard panel door can be turned into a creative masterpiece.  Most of that time was spent masking out the stars and stripes on both doors.  The Bucky door stripes were especially challenging. 

    By assembling the door after painting it is far easier to tape up the panels and do a multi layer paint job on them.  The doors have a pine frame with 3/8ths MDF panels and are assembled very much like our standard barn door. 

    These doors feature a new come-along bypass barn door hardware on a single rail that saves huge amounts of space, which I needed to remove the bookcase beside these and eventually fill the space with a new TV.  This product will be launching in roughly 6 weeks.

    As a note, I can't sell these specific doors to you, they are for my own use.  Disney and Marvel own the rights to both Captain America and the Winter Soldier.

    If you are interested in creating your own set of art doors please contact me at brad.elkins@vibahardware.com and I can help you out.


    Now I need to stop writing about these doors as "I can do this all day".



    Big Barn Doors Solve Big Problems

    Big Barn Doors Solve Big Problems

    When Viba Hardware started offering doors 3 years ago, we had a very standard size offering.  That ended pretty quickly.


    Our current average size of door is 84X40 inches, but that is the average only.  We regularly do massive doors for clients looking to solve specific problems.  I have posted a couple of pictures below of recent client doors we have done.  The first is for a 6 foot by 80 inch door that will be used to cover over a large opening between rooms in a basement.  The client had a 5' 5" opening with lots of wall space on one side, but none on the other,and didn't know what could be done.  When they contacted me, I immediately recommended a larger door sliding in the one direction to give them the privacy they wanted.


    The main point of this post is DON'T THINK THAT A DOOR THAT BIG CAN'T BE MADE!  We do doors up to 96 inches high and 76 inches wide on a regular basis, and pricing for those doors is always available on our online store.  


    Until next time remember-  Do-it-yourself or Do Not.  There is no Try-it-Yourself.


    Update on Lex Luthor Doors

    Update on Lex Luthor Doors

    A while back I mentioned the "Lex Luthor" doors. Here are the first images of them.  


    I wanted to thank Bolt Custom Carpentry for their business and for supplying us with both this great concept for doors, and a great story.  They did an outstanding job on the doors, and we are always happy to provide either hardware or doors for your needs.


    As previously mentioned, these doors tell a great story about weight limits, as they are lined with lead at the request of the dentist who had the doors made for his x-ray room.  They really push the limits of the 220 pound rating of our hardware.



    We ship EVERYWHERE

    We ship EVERYWHERE

    One of the things we love most about running Viba is the constant geography lesson that comes with internet sales.  We have had the opportunity to sell product to consumers all over North America, and when we say all over, we mean it!  Here are some highlights.


    North - The Yukon

    South - San Diego and Miami

    Really South - Puerto Rico

    East - All along the eastern seaboard, but the favorite eastern location was Gander In Newfoundland, the farthest North and East that you can fly out of.

    West - Just yesterday we shipped our first set of product to Hawai'i.  To celebrate this new location we decided to have Aloha Shirt day at Viba's headquarters.


    So if you dream of a custom barn door and hardware, give us a call. We can ship it to you.

    Barn Door Hardware for Lex Luthor

    Barn Door Hardware for Lex Luthor

    Think you have an unusual situation and you need advice? Contact us and we can help.  Here is a super example. 

    We just had a customer purchase 3 sets of 96 inch "The Gears" hardware from us; really beautiful hardware that  will work for many years.  

    What made this purchase different was the doors the guy was making for his customer.  They were 90X44 inches in size and were - not kidding - lined with lead!  He was worried about how much weight our hardware could handle as lead is very heavy.  We helped him find data sources for the weight of wood and weight of lead and he determined a weight estimate for the doors, which fell under our weight limit of 220 pounds per door.

    Now you may be wondering if this guy was a comic fan who took things too far - nope, he was building these doors for a dentist who wanted them for his X-ray booth.  

    The customer was Super detailed, and asked us a ton of questions about the hardware to make sure it met his requirements, as he wanted his client to be happy.  In the end, our conversation gave him the confidence he needed to proceed with the project and build these doors for his client.

    We will post images of the doors as soon as we get them. Hopefully they will do justice to the coolness of the project.  As soon as we get them they will be up in a flash.

    OK, enough Justice League jokes for one day.

    Remember, at Viba Barn Doors & Hardware we can answer your questions and we probably have dealt with a situation very similar to yours.