When hanging a barn door, we need to think which way we want the letter to be readable. This applies to both the K style and the Z style.
To understand the concept of the hinge and stop side, a video showcasing this concept was created.
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The door in this scenario is a right-hand door swinging into Room 1.
The hinges would be on seen in Room 1, while the stop would be seen in Room 2.
If we wanted to read the letter from Room 1, we would want the door readable from the hinge side. If it was readable from the stop side, the letter would be backwards in Room 1.
Here we have a right-hand door swinging into Room 4.
The hinges would be in Room 4 and the stop in Room 3.
If we wanted to read the letter from the Room 3, the door should be readable from the stop side.
Barn doors are not the only door type where the stop or hinge side must be specified.