How to Build a Sliding Barn Door – DIY Project

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This mid-century inspired sliding barn door is a great option for anyone looking for a somewhat limited tools project.This sliding barn door is a really great ooption for anyone looking to make a sliding door with a limited number of tools. Be sure to cut to the size of your opening.

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In this video, This Old House senior technical editor Mark Powers builds and installs a sliding barn door.Hanging a door on a track means you don’t have to rip open and reframe a wall for a pocket door.

Plus, DIY barn door hardware is available in all manner of styles and budgets, and the door options are limitless—from salvage finds to original DIY creations like this one, a mix of pallet wood and common cedar.

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Sliding barn doors are a fun decorating trend that go beyond the farmhouse! Whether your style is cottage, contemporary, industrial, or french country, there is a barn door style just for you.

Shopping List for Installing a Sliding Barn Door:
– track and rollers
– 1×6 pine, get seven 8-footers for the back
– 1×3 strapping, get one 8-footer for blocking
– 1×4 pine, get one 8-footer for the mounting board
– 1×5 pine, get one 10-footer and two 6-footers for the filler strips
– pallet boards, salvage about 40 pieces
– 1×6 rough common western red cedar, get three 8-footers and one 6-footer to make the face frame
– 1 1/4-inch deck screws
– 18-gauge 1 1/4-inch brads for the pneumatic nailer
– 1 1/4-inch pocket-hole screws
– 3-inch deck screws
– panel construction adhesive, get two tubes
– wood glue
– paste wax
– 100-grit sandpaper
– latex paint
– door handle

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