How to Make A Sliding Interior Barn Door On The CHEAP!

Killer b admits that she is impatient and cheap. I will add that she's also very clever. My proof? Her $140 sliding barn door design, and that's INCLUDING the hardware, which can be very expensive all on its own. How'd she do it? Well, first she used tongue and groove pine to construct the door itself. Then she rigged it up using a trolley hanger and rail. To see the entire tutorial, head on over to Killer b Design.


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Bethany on Sep 07, 2014:

Just as a disclaimer, this tutorial makes this project look a lot more simple than it actually is. The result is amazing and I am grateful for the launching points but our door required far more planning and a few more pieces and parts. It's much easier to just buy the box rail brackets and use those instead of drilling through the actual box rail. It is also important to brace the back side of the door with something thicker than a 2x4. We had a cut a piece of 3/4"MDF and screw that between the door and the 2x4 so it had enough clearance to slide properly.

pilar on Jul 18, 2013:

Wendy they have them at home depot Johnson hardware wall mount in where they have doors. Not idle with closet door rails

DIY Maven on Jan 23, 2012:

@ Wendy...the links in post point to the items the DIYer used to install the doors. 

Wendy L on Jan 22, 2012:

I went to Lowes to find these parts and they do not sell them near me. Do you happen to have the item numbers for your trolley rails and wheels? they looked at me like I had nine heads when  I asked the Lowes people about it.  Thanks!


DIY Maven on Dec 06, 2011:

Thanks, Geeky! I've updated the post. 

Rather Geeky on Dec 05, 2011:

Here's the updated link: http://www.killerbdesigns.com/blue-barn-door-how-to/

Anonymous on Jul 21, 2011:

all link are broken :(

Jessica L on Jul 13, 2011:


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