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.
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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.
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!)
And, the best news is that it’s the same style door as this one from House Seven,
which we shared super easy building plans for here
and don’t miss the details of Anissa’s DIY rolling door hardware here.
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!
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.
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? 🙂
This pantry door and DIY hardware have such a clean classic style!
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)
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.
And for a completely non-traditional look, follow this tutorial from Vintage Revivals to build a lightweight fabric barn door — easy to customize!
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