DIY Rolling Door Hardware
There’s more than one way to hang, slide, or roll a door — in fact, we have more than 15 DIY versions here!
plus scroll down to see 23 options available to purchase for between $70 and $200!
The folks at AKA Design really thought outside the box — on top of building this lovely door from upcycled wood (love the vertical metal accents!), they used broken scooter wheels to create the hardware!
Farm Fresh Vintage Finds spent only about $20 on this DIY rolling door, using clothesline pulleys and wood scraps
Lynn Knowlton used these gorgeous wood pulleys for her barn door — and then she found local Amish to make them for YOU! Details on her blog here. (And even after the cost of handmade wooden wheels, you can still outfit your barn door for about $100 or less.)
Lisa from My Not So Shabby Life hit up the hardware store and for about $45 used pulleys and deck hardware for this elegant-looking door hardware:
And, over at The Lettered Cottage, one of Layla’s readers, Brier, shared this solution which uses a lowly sliding closet door rail — but it hardly looks like one once it’s painted and hung with the wood!
And then we enter the plumbing section of the hardware store — handy for shelving and curtain rods, and also for sliding door hardware! Use the pipes to make the rail which will save you a bundle, and then use a loop or hook (like an eye hook). A few examples:
Fig Milkshakes spent just $40 on the fittings for this setup:
And Mandi over at Vintage Revivals (who was doing this before everyone else, because she’s always ahead of the curve like that!) used galvanized pipe for the same idea, different look.
A couple of J hooks worked for Cottage 4C to hang her doors — plus they’re easily removable should you need to pull the door down for some reason.
This tutorial over at Apartment Therapy uses a different style of hinged loop:
Sweet Maple Blog used a similar approach, using flat stock metal for the hardware but leaving it galvanized for a different style:
And since the long metal track can get pricey, you can do like A Little Bite of Everything did and use a similar pulley setup with two (or more) shorter horizontal flat tracks:
And… an honorable mention because it’s beautiful AND affordable even if it wasn’t sweat-of-your-brow DIY…
(because sometimes paying a little more money to save some time/energy is sooo worth it)
UPDATE: WOW! We found dozens of pre-made barn door hardware options — many under $100 and all 23 are under $200!
Both Amazon and Home Depot have a nice selection of rolling door hardware, in lots of different styles — be sure to look around and check weight and door height/thickness requirements to make sure you choose the right hardware for your door!
*Please note that online prices may fluctuate, but even if these prices change a bit, they’re still pretty budget-friendly!
UPDATE: We’ve also added our favorite rolling hardware options plus barn door handles and locks here in our Amazon shop.