I am sure many of you have often wondered what barn doors would look like in your home. I absolutely LOVE barn doors. They are perfect for covering a book case, adding character and charm to a room, hiding a TV that is mounted on the wall or simply just as a decoration. Yes, you can hang a barn door on just about any wall for no reason other than, adding character to a space. Last week I shared our built-in wall in our new kitchen and announced we were adding barn doors compliments of Masonite. Well today, I am here with the super easy tutorial! Oh my. These DIY sliding barn doors are amazing and so easy to install.
I strongly recommend having someone help you. I had shoulder surgery right before we installed these so I was useless, in fact, I could barely take pictures – ha. The doors are a bit bulky and somewhat heavy so two people will make life easier when it comes to installation. Also, many of these pictures were taken at night so the lighting and picture quality isn’t that great. So I apolize in advance ;).
Lets get started.
We needed to enclose the top of our built-in with a 2×10 in order to have a solid surface to mount the door hardware to. We cut 2×10’s to create cleats on either end of the unit as well as in the middle for extra support. The barn door kit comes with a support backboard if you are simply mounting the doors to a wall. We didn’t use the backboard they provided, we needed to do a little work first in order to create a structurally sound area for mounting. If you choose to use the backboard they provide, simply screw it to your wall but make sure it’s attached to the studs to ensure proper support.
Next we added the long 2×10 and fastened it to the cleats.
Next we added a 1″ piece of primed pine cut to size on top of the 2×10 board to create a finished look.
Next, we fastened the black track supplied in the kit to our backboard.
Use the bolts and screws they provide.
Keep in mind, we installed two barn doors which consists of two different kits. The picture above is of the two tracks joining together in the middle. They just touch each other. Be sure to install the “door stops” before hanging the doors, otherwise, your doors will roll right off!
Next, fasten the roller to the door.
Very simple but it’s good to have a second person helping you by holding the door.
Next, hang your door.
Once the door is hung, you can adjust the door stop with the allen wrench provided in the kit.
That’s it! Fastening the track to the wall and hardware to the doors took under 30 minutes. You finally can have a barn door that doesn’t take forever to install and won’t break the bank!
Aren’t they gorgeous? The doors come all set ready to paint or stain but we decided to leave the pine natural for the time being. I absolutely love the warmth of the natural wood and they look amazing in the new kitchen.
The beautiful geometric rug and braided pouf are compliments of Dash & Albert and they coordinate beautifully with the doors. Our mudroom wall is being installed soon which is right near these doors and this little pouf gets a lot of use by my son as he puts on his shoes ;).
Some of the features that I love about this barn door are it’s made with quality wood, thick premium wood veneers and it’s all ready to be painted or stained. You can customize this door which ever way you want! One of the best features is the fact that the door has the holes for the hardware already pre drilled. That is huge in my book. The hardware is included so everything fits like a glove! There is some assembly involved regarding the hardware but all in all, it’s fairly simple.
Here is a sneak peek of what’s inside. Stay tuned, a kitchen organization project after the holidays will take place behind these doors!
You can find these doors at select Home Depot stores and online. There are two designs available, this Z-Bar Knotty Alder Interior door or if you prefer a more modern, contemporary look, check out their West End Melrose barn door. I am sure that so many of you are excited to finally have access to a reasonably priced DIY barn door kit. So there are no excuses now, head to your local Home Depot store this weekend or order online a new barn door for your home!
Disclosure: Masonite provided the doors complimentary. All opinions and words are 100% my own.