30$ Easy Sliding Barn Door Hardware

30 Minutes
We build furniture for a living & after building quite a few barn doors, we decided we needed pair. Only problem was, hardware was around 500-600 for double doors, so we came up with this great DIY project that will save you almost 95%
On a major budget but want barn doors in your home?

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.
We bought all our hardware in 3/4" as we had two doors to hang. But if you have only one door to hang, you can get away with 1/2"

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.
This hardware was bought for a little over 30.00 as opposed to over 500.00, it was well worth our time trying to find the perfect pieces to do the job. It was easy to install and after eight months have having this sliding door system up, we're still very satisfied.
Jessica-Sara Morris
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  • Jill Jill on Nov 25, 2017
    we just did this and are having a hard time keep the door from making so much noise and how to u maki it easy to slide?? I don’t think my kids are gonna be able to do it!!😬

  • Laura Vincent Morris Laura Vincent Morris on Dec 12, 2019

    why is the $ after the number? Just curious. haha

  • Ellie Ellie on Oct 17, 2020

    Do you have anything holding up the bar in the middle ?

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  • Robin Clark Robin Clark on Dec 28, 2016
    Amazon has quite a few available for 39.99, I bought the 47.00 one and looks and works great! Even has the thing at the bottom to keep the door from pulling out...I guess it's called the guide.

    • SHARON SAGE SHARON SAGE on May 02, 2017
      Robin, Would you share the link for the items you purchased please?

  • Tina 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!