How to Make a DIY Sliding Barn Door Console Inspired By Ana White

by Chas
13 Materials
12 Hours

This DIY sliding barn door console is one of my most recent projects. It's a beautiful console that I built for a customer, based loosely on the Grandy Barn Door Console by Ana White. Let me show you how I made it:

Buying the supplies

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Little helper carrying the plywood
Building the console frame

1. Build the frames

The first thing I did was build two frames out of the 2x3s. Then, I added the side panels to the sides, using plywood, and glued and nailed down the face frame boards.

2. Add the bottom and middle shelves

I laid down the bottom shelf boards on the bottom frame. The next step was to add the middle shelf by placing it inside the console and then attaching it from the outside to secure it in place.  

Adding the hardware to the console

3. Add the hardware

My favorite aspect about this build is the mini hardware from Amazon. It really fits nicely on the piece and doesn't overpower the smaller doors.

DIY sliding barn doors

DIY sliding door console

4. Place the backing & add the top shelf

Then I placed the backing on the console using plywood. The last piece to finish off the console was the top shelf.

Painting the console white

5. Paint

Then I painted the console a white matte.

White painted console
Adding the finishing touches

6. Finished touches

Putting in the finishing touches.

DIY sliding barn door console

DIY sliding barn door console

Here is a customer picture of the finished sliding barn door console. I think it looks great! Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

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  • Megan Megan on Feb 12, 2020

    Did you have to buy two full kits from amazon, if not can you please attached link for the hinges/attachments for the second door?

  • Mir49647222 Mir49647222 on Sep 29, 2020

    What are the dimensions and is there a plan for this?

  • Jérôme Daigle Jérôme Daigle on Dec 01, 2020

    Wheeler can I get thèse track

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