35 DIY Barn Doors + Rolling Door Hardware Ideas

DIY Barn Doors - plus budget-friendly rolling door hardware options @Remodelaholic

35 Beautiful Barn Doors + Rolling Door Hardware

Barn doors are everywhere — and as Mandi puts it, they are like puppies, everyone loves them! We’ve been loving the rustic barn door for awhile (we built a barn-door inspired baby gate, then turned it into a full Dutch door) and when you add the sliding door hardware to the equation, it makes a statement that’s hard to beat. I think the rolling barn door style will stay around for some time, too. Why? Because on top of the stylish magazine look, a barn-door style hardware installation is less daunting than tearing up a wall to install a pocket door — both of which are great for conserving space in a small room like a bathroom. (If you do want to install a pocket door — we’ve got a tutorial for that.) And a sliding door is much prettier than the builder-standard bifold doors, too — but don’t worry, we’ll have more solutions those coming up, too! (Be sure to subscribe by RSS or email to get updates for every post of Shut The Front Door DIY week, and don’t forget to come link up your door-related projects here, plus tell us a knock-knock joke for a chance to win $25!)

The biggest hangup to getting the barn door look — the price. But Remodelaholic and #ShutTheFrontDoorDIY are all about helping you make your boring builder-grade doors look like big bucks on a budget (bam, check out all that alliteration!) so, without further ado, we present to you 35 of our favorite barn doors and rolling door hardware solutions.

MORE IN THIS POST:

page 1: DIY Barn Doors to Build
page 2: Double and Triple Barn Doors for Wide Openings
page 3: Rolling Door Hardware to Make Yourself

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Barn-Style Doors You Can Build

Any kind of door can be put on a track and/or casters to make it a rolling or sliding version, so if you have an old door hanging around, all you’ll need is hardware! No door? You’re a Remodelaholic — build one! Styles range from easy to more advanced, and the advantage of DIYing is that you can make sure your door is the exact size you need to fully cover the door opening.

My (most recent) favorite door to build: this amazing door that our reader Emily shared with us! Get the tutorial to build it here (including the link to the hardware the Emily purchased inexpensively on eBay). So gorgeous, right? And the fact that the hardware is mostly hidden gives it a sleeker look — even though I do love the look of industrial hardware.

diy chevron barn door building tutorial - Emily Seaton on @Remodelaholic (10)

And Emily was inspired by this tutorial over at The Accent Piece, which is hung with trolley-style hardware you can buy on Amazon.

hardware to hang a DIY wood barn door, using trolley tracks and hangers - The Accent Piece

 I saw this beautiful barn door at the local Parade of Homes (see more pics here) and I was smitten. The traditional barn style combined with the bright modern color (like this) — so lovely! And did you notice that the barn door hanging track is mounted right on the craftsman style door trim? (Just be sure that any hardware is appropriately secured to studs!)

coral barn door - UV Parade of Homes via Remodelaholic

And, the best news is that it’s the same style door as this one from House Seven,

Build a sliding barn door for a dining room - House Seven on @Remodelaholic

which we shared super easy building plans for here

Barn Door from siding house seven- dimensions

and don’t miss the details of Anissa’s DIY rolling door hardware here.

diy barn door rolling hardware - House Seven

If you have a door and just want the barn door hardware look, check out this tutorial that 4 Generations 1 Roof shared with us — you can give your hinged doors the look of barn door hardware!

4 Generation 1 Roof faux barn door cabinet

 

This beauty of a door was built by the folks at Do or DIY (tutorial here) and then hung with DIYed $55 hardware using flat stock metal.

build and hang a wooden barn door on DIY rolling hardware - Do or DIY

Jaime lives in a reeeeeally old house, so she already had this great antique door that she installed on a pipe rail system with casters — but it’s an easy style to build yourself and she’ll teach you how to build and hang this door here.

 barn door title

Impatiently Crafty added some extra metal and bold accents for a an extra rough industrial feel to their door (and did you see the pet door, too? 🙂

easy wood barn door with pet door and industrial metal accents - Impatiently Crafty

This pantry door and DIY hardware have such a clean classic style!

diy barn door and rolling track for pantry - epbot

And I love the rough weathered look on this door that Jenna Sue Designs built!  (and it’s hung on pre-made hardware that only cost about $100, too)

DIY rustic barn door and sliding hardware - Jenna Sue Design

And this 3-panel door from The Handmade Home looks a little rustic here, but you could just change up the finish to make it more rustic or more modern, too.

3 panel DIY barn door - The Handmade Home

You know I love yellow, and this barn door from Find It Make It Love It just makes me happy! (They also made their own hardware, tutorial here.)

diy barn door + track - Find It Make It Love It

More like this lovely 5-panel DIY modern door by Paper Daisy Design (and read about their budget-friendly hardware here)

DIY 5 panel barn door with stainless steel sliding hardware - Paper Daisy Design

And for a completely non-traditional look, follow this tutorial from Vintage Revivals to build a lightweight fabric barn door — easy to customize!

build a lightweight fabric sliding barn-style door - Vintage Revivals

See the next page for double and triple sliding barn doors –>

MORE IN THIS POST:

page 1: DIY Barn Doors to Build
page 2: Double and Triple Barn Doors for Wide Openings
page 3: Rolling Door Hardware to Make Yourself

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32 Comments

  1. I was drooling through this whole post. LOVE!!!! I really have no where for a sliding door, but I think I need to create a place because I love them!

  2. Love this and your ideas! We have a sliding glass door leading to a back porch and are planning to make barn doors instead of drapes in front of it, what would we need for hardware for one to slide behind the other?

  3. Cassity, I just have to tell you thank you! You came through for me again! From my very first project, the barn door baby gate ( which is still protecting my kitchen and wowing visitors), to my massive stair remodel; you continually inspire and encourage me. And. . . Thanks to you I just found the door style I will be hanging in my dining room! You all rock!

  4. Wonderful article! We are remodeling a little Charlestonian cottage and need to separate and long open room into two rooms. We want to add three 6′ high x 4′ wide sliding barn doors, yet need them to be on a ceiling mount system. And we need to drop them / keep a 12″ distance from the ceiling for added ventilation. Any ideas!?
    * I found only one ceiling mount system online, but costs more than a $1000 per door! More than we want to spend.

  5. I really like the idea of a barn door. I would like to make one for a screen door. I have a single open french door going into my backyard and it does not have a screen. Any ideas are helpful. Thanks.

  6. I have an existing door I’d like to take off and then use on the same door as a barn door. Is there a way to do this, or will the door just be too short? I love the existing door, just may be short if we hang it. Ideas?

  7. We are trying to build a large (10ft) screen barn door for our new screened in porch. The problem we see is how to completely bug-proof the door. Any suggestions?

  8. I am going to do barn doors on 3 rooms…thank you so much for these ideas!!!
    I could not afford the $300-500 For just one set of hardware. When using the pipe and hooks do you need to lubricate it to help it move smoothly?

    1. I haven’t used that technique personally, but I imagine a little lubrication would be helpful. You could ask Jaime over at That’s My Letter (included here in the roundup), she’s wonderful and I bet she could give you some more info.

  9. Do you have any barn door that moves into the actual spot where the door was, meaning;

    When the door slides into place, do you have some kind of way to slide or push the door into its original spot to lock it?

    1. Hi Larry,
      I haven’t seen doors like what you’re describing, but if you find some or build some, we’d love to see!

  10. thank you… Thank You… THANK YOU!!!

    I’ve been seeking affordable hardware and cabinet scale hardware for months!

  11. Great DIY tutorial, Thank you so much for sharing with us. Looking for more DIY guide from you. Keep up the great work.

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