Hardware Store Barn Door

We decided we wanted a barn door to separate our doorless master bathroom, and started researching hardware online. Everything was upwards of hundreds of dollars, and way out of our price range. So my husband got creative and thought, "Why not use a trolley rail?" So we headed down to Lowe's and bought a six foot long trolley rail for about $25, and decided which hanging kit we liked (the hanger with 9 bolts) which cost $30. We built a door out of tongue and groove paneling, stained it blue (my husband has been dying to stain something blue) then later on painted it white (wife wins again!) The entire project (hardware + building our own door) cost $140, which is a fraction of the cost of the fancy hardware! For a full tutorial on how to build your own, you can check out my blog post http://www.killerbdesigns.com/blue-barn-door-how-to/.
Barn door with trolley hardware from Lowe's
Barn door made from tongue and groove paneling
White Barn Door

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  • Edie Gallagher Simons Edie Gallagher Simons on Aug 14, 2016
    Do you have any pictures of how to do this? I'd like to try but have no idea how to begin.

  • John John on May 28, 2017
    Can you tell me what color stain you used?


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