DIY Barn Door

4 Materials
3 Hours
We recently added a laundry room in our basement and knew we wanted to use a sliding barn style door to maximize space. If you have shopped around, you will know that Barn Doors and the hardware to hang them with is super expensive, so we decided to DIY our own using a slab and pocket door hardware.
Initially I considered painting it white, but I fell in love with the wood grain and decided to keep the natural look. I used Varathane's new Wood Grain Enhancer to bring out the beautiful grain.
We also found a large pull at the salvage store for a few bucks that we are using for the handle. 
We ultimately chose to go with a pocket/pocketless door hardware kit that mounts to the ceiling for a streamline look. It was easy to install and came with everything we needed from the track to the rollers to the door stops and it was inexpensive. Attach the rollers to the outside edge of the door per the instructions.
Since the track hangs from the ceiling, you may need to attach it to a 2X4 instead of directly to the ceiling. Just measure your door to make sure you have the proper amount of clearance at the bottom. You will want to add some type of molding to cover the track.
This door makes such a big impact and looks expensive even though we spent less than $75 total. 
Suggested materials:
  • Wooden slab   (Salvage Store)
  • Large pull   (Salvage Store)
  • Pocket/Pocketless door kit   (Home Depot)
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