Saturday, January 25, 2014

Barn Doors

We both wanted to do something fun and different for the doorways into the bathroom and spare bedroom on the 2nd floor and liked the idea of using barn style sliding doors.  Barn doors are very trendy nowadays and the hardware can cost hundreds of dollars, but after some research online we found a number of tutorials for how to make your own hardware from steel bars, angles and sliding door wheels so we decided to take the DIY route.

First we made the hardware.  Cutting, drilling, and bending the different steel pieces was difficult at times but for the most part everything came together pretty well.    

Fabricating the Hardware
Finished Hardware.  These attach
directly to the door

The doors themselves were much easier to put together.  We made each door out of a combination of 4" wide and 8" wide lengths of pine boards.  The individual boards are screwed together and the screws are covered with wood dowels  Each door is 8'-4" high.

Ready for Stain

Both Doors Installed

View from the Kitchen

Hardware Closeup

Hardware Closeup

Door Close Up

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