Sliding Barn Door

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Project by Wilker posted 200 days ago 1178 views 17 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This last summer I made a sliding barn door to give me a way to close off my laundry room when I wanted to. I made the door from a sheet of 1/2” exterior siding then added 1/2” wood as decorative trim. It’s massive in person and really adds a cool focal point in my kitchen.

I made the sliding hardware from flat bar steel, idler pulley wheels, and some basic hardware. I threw on a small 1” right angle bracket with a piece of rubber glued on it to create a stop so it won’t roll off track.

Instructions are posted on my blog here if you would like to check out the step by step details of the build.


-- April, WilkerDo's

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#1 posted 200 days ago

That is really sexy, well done. I can’t think that Rebarn could have done better (and they do great stuff)

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#2 posted 200 days ago

Nice, I need to do the same as my laundry is right off the kitchen.
The price of hardware is high though. Were you able to find reasonable rolling hardware.

-- Jeff NJ

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#3 posted 200 days ago

I was on a very tight budget for this build and I had a few things already (like the paint and wood for trim) but I only spent $110 on the entire thing, so I was very happy. The pulleys were around $24 if I remember correctly, then the flat bar was $14 for a 80” but I bought it from a local steel supplier instead of the hardware store. Check out my blog post if you are interested in seeing more of a break down. I tried to be very detailed. : )

-- April, WilkerDo's

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#4 posted 200 days ago

Really nice work

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#5 posted 199 days ago

Really nice door, excellent design!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#6 posted 199 days ago

LOVE it! Love It! Love it! Super cool and even better since you made yer own hardware. I even love the color!

-- You don't have a custom made heirloom fly fishing Net?

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#7 posted 199 days ago

Great project and your blog is the best I’ve seen on line.

Thanks for sharing. I look forward to seeing more of your projects.

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#8 posted 195 days ago

Awesome barn door! Beautiful and clean work on it. Like the color and the hardware, they complement the house.

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