Sliding Doors Add Personality to a Dull Hallway

The arched entryway to our living room made it difficult to add a traditional door, so my husband attached salvaged factory doors to "sliding barn door" hardware and hung them over the 5' opening.
Since the doors were not long enough, he added a 6" x 41" piece of wood at the bottom of each door then covered the lower portion of the doors with a black metal kick plate.
The barn door hardware kit's holes were not in line with the studs in the wall, so he had to attach a piece of sturdy, old, weathered oak to the wall with bolts, then bolt on the slider hardware.
He added a door knocker and a piece of faux stained glass for a little added color and personality.
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  • Kim Kim on Jan 01, 2021

    It looks like the door on the left is not able to slide/move/open or close (due to the wall), or do both doors Actually slide to the ‘right’ side? If that’s correct, Did you need to do something special to the bar/rack above to allow for that to happen? (We are getting ready to hang our doors and have a similar issue - but with light switches being in the way of one of the doors when it will be left opened). Thx in advance for responding!!

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  • Alice Shockley Alice Shockley on Mar 04, 2015
    I love that knocker! (Doors are pretty cool too!)

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    • Alice Shockley Alice Shockley on Mar 05, 2015
      @Sue P. That does not look like a lion??? Isn't it a faun? Is there a lion on the knocker part? But I'll definitely start Googling. BTW, the doors really are awesome. I have a spot in my house where I've been contemplating barn doors. Great job.

  • Sue P. Sue P. on Mar 05, 2015
    The knocker came from a barn sale in Maryland almost 3 years ago. If you go to Google and type in "ram's head door knocker" you will see similar ones.

    • Sue P. Sue P. on Mar 06, 2015
      Didn't mean to repeat myself, but my first reply didn't show up when I went back to the post. It does look more like a goat or ram rather than a lion since it has horns.