30$ Easy Sliding Barn Door Hardware
if you've been following our blog, you know that we build custom rustic furniture for a living. After building countless barn doors for customers, we finally decided to build ourselves a set. Once they were built we had a slight dilemma, spend 400 - 600+ on hardware to hang them, or.... don't hang them?
After contemplating this for a while, Glen decided to try and build sliding hardware out of pumping materials, at home depot. He decided he was going to buy it & try it out. Below is what you will need to make the hardware.
Please note, the steel piping comes in any sizing, we just purchased ours at 8' for maximum sliding clearance. But again, if you're only hanging one door, you can get it cut at only 5-6' in length. They can cut the pipe at any length right in store.
We decided to spray it all in oil rubbed bronze & then I distressed it slightly after. We love a real vintage look!
It's so easy to install, we put the metal eye hooks on our door first, then slide the 8' pipe through. Once that was completed we pushed the doors up to our closet entrance and measured where the perfect place would be to hang the rod. Once that was measured off, we hung the other pieces. - easy peasy!
Also, on a side note, if you are finding that you need more support, you can add little 1" wheels to the bottom of your barn doors. They're super cheap and easy to install, you just pop in a couple screws. We find our doors glide super nice now with those.
Tina on Jul 28, 2021
Just a suggestion, but it would be very helpful if you could include pictures of the step by step ( same suggestion for your website). I’m a visual learner and it helps to see how things are done rather than try to picture it in my head. This sounds like a great project!