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How I Made My Sliding Barn Door Rustic Modern

Hanging a door on a track means you don’t have to rip open and reframe a wall for a pocket door. Plus, mounting 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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This door is very unique to my space. I made this sliding door because I have a glass door in my bedroom. We were lacking privacy, I installed tint on the window but at night that’s no good. I didn’t want to install curtains. I like the look of the sliding barn door. So I chose to hide the exterior door with a sliding barn door setup. Problem solved!

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DIY Sliding Doors are fantastic. They can also be very not thrifty depending on the hardware that you use to hang them. But guess what? They don’t need to be expensive.When gathering inspiration for your DIY barn door project, be sure to note the cost of the hardware used in the project.


Sliding Barn style doors offer a functional solution similar to pocket doors but without the hassle that pocket doors typically come with. Sliding barn style doors are excellent for large openings where a swing style door might prevent furniture placement./DIY Creators

Because the door is hung from a track the door can be slid along the face of a wall into place, and stored on the wall when not in use.A sliding door can be used for almost any door opening as long as there is sufficient room on either side of the opening for the door panel when not covering the door opening.