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DIY door track hardware. It’s d’bomb dot com.


Do you want to create your own DIY BARN DOOR TRACK HARDWARE?!

 I can show you how to make sliding barn door track hardware!!

~ Cheap cheap cheap ~

Kinda.

HERE IS THE PLAN OF WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:

Sneak in new {old} doors into your home. Not that I would do that.

I totally did that.


One by one.  Door gorgeousness.  The goal is to change every door in the house when your partner isn’t looking.

Ohh, hells yeah.

Do you need ideas first?

Do you need door-gasmic inspiration??!!  Have you checked out door track hardware that others share on Pinterest ?  You only need about a week day on Pinterest to truly see the magnificence of barn doors on track hardware.  Any door on any track hardware is pretty gorgeous, ACTUALLY.

It is enough to make you lose your mind.  


I’ve saved you some time.  I hope you have a few extra minutes to brush your hair today.  My hair looks like a birds nest, but hey, my pinterest boards are smokin’ hawt.

That's right.

My imaginary door priorities are in order.

Well. Well. Well.


Have you seen how many stunning doors are out there are in salvage yards, garage sales, repurpose shops, AND your neighbours garage ?!

Nuff   said.

They aren’t just on barns, people.

They are everywhere !! <– I screamed that!

Truth is, I’ve convinced my friends to have sliding door hardware too.  Check out my pals DIY Chalkboard Doors. Such a good idea!



If I can do it, and my pals can do it, then, my friend… you can do it too!!


Create your own BARN DOOR TRACK HARDWARE



It is completely do-able and you will save a boat load of moola. Why did I decide to create a simple door track made of simple, rustic materials?!

Quite simply, the price of buying door track hardware is about a bazillion dollars.  I double dare you to google it.

 E.X.P.E.N.S.I.V.E.

{{gasp}}

Until now …


Do you want to know how to make the door tracks with wooden wheels ? I can SORT OF tell you.

This is how the story goes.

I like doors to tell a story.  Like…. if the walls could talk…..but they are doors.  Btw’s, if my walls could talk, I would be in big shit.

What are the benefits of using an old doors?

Some doors have 100 years of character in them.  GORGEOUSNESS.  They are perfect for creating door art beauty in your home.  They are just oh so beautiful.


DIY barn door track hardware tutorial & supplies needed


1.

Two 3 1/2 inch (one set ) wooden wheels.

PS.  29,000 months, 300 days, 62 hours and 59 minutes of setting up an ecommerce store and having wooden wheels made, we have a FANTASTIC way of selling the wheels or full door track hardware kits to you.  The only part that you would need to purchase is the flat track.  (less than an additional $20 in supplies)

2.

Flat bar :

Width  =    3/16 inch thick  x  1 3/4 inches wide.

Length =   Double the width of your door and add a few inches for safe measure.  You don’t want to cut it so short, that your door will fall off the track. That would just be embarrassing.

 I totally did that. I would never do that.


3.

Nuts/bolts to attach flat bar to the wall. I put in a ton of photos for you to stare at so you know exactly what they look like.  If you want EXACT numbers, you better come over to my house.

Be forewarned, you can expect popcorn for dinner.

Note:  I have also just recently created a new Ebook instruction manual for the door track hardware installation.  It’s 50 pages of exact instructions and detailed photos.

Here’s the book right here: How to make your own door track hardware.

Sample from the Ebook

Wooden How to make your own door track hardware. Save hundreds of dollars by building your own barn door track hardware. We’ll show you how to create the most beautiful door track hardware ever.   The ebook available in the blog post, provides a full list of the tools and supplies you’ll need;  making the hangers and door stops; planning and installation. for sale for door track hardware

Save money and time

In this book, I show you how we made our door track hardware for a total cost of $140.

Track $20 in supplies + one set of wheels/hangers/door stops $120  = $140 total

Boom.  Done. 

Compare that cost of up to $800 for sliding door track hardware on the market today.

You’ll save moola. Big time.

4.

Two flat bar hanger brackets to hold the door on the wheel/track. Each bracket is 12 inches long and has an offset bend at the wheel.  

*** The nitty gritty details are in this eBook.  I pinky swear promise.***


5.

We use our extra flat rod to create door stop . This prevents your door from flying off your track. Been there. Done that. Got the poster. It was an ugly poster. Pffft.

Door Track hardware kit: Wooden wheels, hangers, bolts, jam nuts, door stops, screws.
6.

Use an old door.  Preferably a sexy one.  Think door porn.  You will be fine.



7.

Lightly sand the door in places to clean it up a bit. Give it a finish for extra sexiness and make the door colours pop.   I used a matte/satin finish.


May the force be with you.   The door force.
 

Remember, when one door closes, another one opens.  Excuse the pun. hahahaahaha.

Have a beauty day !!

Cheers!!

Lynne

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Lawan

Thank you thank you thank you thank you…..
I can’t thank you enough!
So…..thank you!

Tony

Make sure door is not too heavy. A heavy door will wear flat spots on the wood wheels.

Jessica

Hi LYnne, I’ve come across your post while looking for DIY Bipass Barn Door ideas. Have you ever done bipass barn doors? 2 doors on 2 different tracks that slide infront/behind each other? My hubby and I are in the process of redoing the master bedroom in our new house. The closet is about 9′ long, with a door opening of 5’6″. I’m planning on 2-36″ doors.

Do you think its possible to modify your hardware plans to work with 2 tracks or in a bipass fashion?

Elizabeth Amezcua

This is a great turtorial! Thank you 🙂 do you have a list of materials in a simple (like “recipe”) form so I can take it to Home Depot… rather than gathering a list from the blog? Silly question I know- but I tend to not catch all the materials in blog form

For these types of DIY projects, I would imagine you can use any type of material. That is part of the idea behind the DIY – you add your own creativity into the work.

Mary Seymore

I just received your barn door kit. It’s beautiful. Can’t wait to install it. Only one question. We didn’t get the flat bar that attaches to the wall. Do you provide that with the kit. We don’t know where to get one here. Love the wooden wheels.

Emily

Any idea on how to now make this install to a ceiling for floor to ceiling doors?

John

I want to try this project.

John
Reply to  John

we’ll see how it goes

Love your writing style Lynne! This is by far the best article I have read on making awesome use of old doors! Keep up the good work 😉

Carrie

Oh, the guide is just what I need – installed a barn door using a kit, but the door is a good two inches short (making the track useless) and I’m not horribly interested in drilling into my floor anyway. Alas, I also lack any equipment to make my own z(?) bracket and am having a time finding what I need ready-made.. Still, this is getting me in the right direction at last. Soon I’ll be able to actually lock my food-crazed, counter-hopping cats out of the kitchen. Right now, they can just pull the door away from the wall… Read more »

Jim Snyder

Great info- exactly what I am looking for. I have a master bathroom opening 36″ wide and 2 24″ closet doors to hang to close the opening.

Any other ideas that might be better? Thanks

Sheryl

My husband & I are building a new home in AZ. There is not a door between the master bath & master bedroom. We decided to put a sliding barn door there. Much to our surprise, the wall is not completely flat. The area around the doorway sticks out from the wall about 3 or 4 inches. Is there a way we could hang a single barn door from a track on the ceiling? Really need to figure something out for that doorway. Thanks –

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Michael
Reply to  Sheryl

Hi Sheryl:
It’s Michael writing today, Lynne’s hubby. Your project sounds like fun, even with a wall that is not straight. A couple of thoughts. Could you mount the flat bar for the door out a sufficient distance from the wall to clear the 3 or 4″ you need? You could shim it so it could overcome that it’s not a flat wall. As far as a ceiling mount, there are a number of good options that you can find at farm supply dealers. They’re not all real pretty but they can be very functional. Good luck!!!

Al
Reply to  Sheryl

Add furring strips on the short side till it’s even then attach a 1×6 to cover the strips. Make it the full length of door and track to attach to.

William Link, Fonthill, Ontario

Hello Lynne – I just now discovered your really funky site. Very well done. Not a comment but a question. I’m considering building a telescoping two-piece barn door, using a single track. Here’s what I’m thinking of making: ( http://1925workbench.com/blog/?tag=bypass-barn-door-hardware ) I think I would need the hangers to have a wider offset than what I see in the photos on your blog. I’m quite interested in purchasing two of your hardware kits, but I’m wondering if I could have the offsets a bit wider to accommodate the bypass of the doors? Is that possible? Thanks.

Sandy

Hello Lynne. How could I use a folding screen (80 inches wide, total of 5 folding panels x 60 inches tall; 50 pounds) as a “sliding barn door”? The wood folding screen is carved in a design that includes many openings in the screen.

This carved screen with many perforations may be just the right “barn door” to hide the 70 inch wide utility alcove off the condo’s hallway. This utility alcove contains the condo’s heat pump, so I want to cover this unsightly alcove with a perforated door that allows easy air flow in and out.

Sandy

Hello Lynne. How could I use a folding screen (80 inches wide, total of 5 folding panels x 70 inches tall; 50 pounds) as a “sliding barn door”? The wood folding screen is carved in a design that includes many openings in the screen.

This carved screen with many perforations may be just the right “barn door” to hide the 70 inch wide utility alcove off the condo’s hallway. This utility alcove contains the condo’s heat pump, so I want to cover this unsightly alcove with a perforated door that allows easy air flow in and out.

Christal

Hello! Thanks for this info. One question – I need to cut a couple of inches off the railing to make it fit into my space. I’m assuming this rail is steel or iron. How do I cut it? Dumb question? I appreciate some guidance on the tool or blade or whatever I need to do that.

Al
Reply to  Christal

You can use a hack saw and do it manually for cheap. Also a circular saw, reciprocating saw, jig saw, oscillating tool, or a miter saw all could be used if you have one of those. Just make sure to use a blade for metal. If I were to buy one I’d get the oscillating tool since it’s so useful for home projects. Harbor freight has a good one for cheap that I have abused with great results. Hack saw can be found at Home Depot or harbor freight and Walmart.

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Kenneth Epps

Seriously one of the best and most entertaining tutorials I’ve ever read. I have not attempted the barn door build yet, but will. If you are helpful as you are funny, I think I’ll be just fine, Thank you for the great read. I am looking forward to this project more so after havin read this.

Dawn Womack

I am building a bypass barn door. I am trying to build one with the wheels for easy sliding. Any suggestions on how to make it? It’s for my closet. Thanks

Betty

Oh my goodness, I have been salivating over the whole barn door look for over a year as we redo a beach cabin that my husband’s grandfather built in the 50’s/early 60’s. And I just found your site, thank you pinterest. The upstairs has one whole wall that is a closet, we have already pulled out the 2 sets of bifold doors to recreate them to sliding barn door style, but haven’t found a double bypass option that costs less than a mortgage payment. Is there a way to configure your kit to create a 2-door bypass sliding barn door?… Read more »

Hi Lynne!! I love the tutorial! I’m actually researching how to go about adding sliding barn doors. Thanx a lot.

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this is kinda a kick ass site. kudo’s

-k.

Nicole Milliken

So if you buy the whole kit, does it come with any Instructions at all or do you have to buy the eBook instructions separately to know what to do with the kit when it arrives?

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Lynn Otto

Hi Lynne! Love the name….. I like your idea of making my own door track. I am re-doing a small guest room now that my adult son FINALLY moved out. I want to make a sliding barn door like covering for the closet. It is not an ideal situation for this application, but doggone it….I will make it work 🙂 I think I will need to make two separate doors for a 53″ opening in order to access both sides of the closet. Therefore – I would need another set of wheels and hanger to create that. Do I need… Read more »

samantha

Hey Lynne,

Love the article (and your website.. how did I not know about you before?!). Is there a way to configure your kit to create a 2-door bypass sliding barn door?

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Cathy Hamilton

ok, so where is the link to order the hardware??

Deb Durrant

Wonderful article! We are remodeling a little Charlestonian cottage and need to separate a 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.

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Renee

Hi – Thanks for this “door porn”. I’m working on hanging 100+ year old doors in my living room (salvaged from an old library). I LOVE THIS PLAN, esp the amish made wheels. 2 quick questions – What is the clearance from the top of the door to the top of the wheel? Also, is there a weight limit? I think my doors are approx. 150 lbs each. Thanks again – looking forward to buying and using the kits if the clearance works for me.

Janet Hewitt

how do I order 2 sets of wheels & hardware.
That would be $ 25.00 per set correct?
I would need 2 sets for $ 50.00

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Nicole

I just found this online. Do you still sell the wheels and track?

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Michael Cheer, Owner, The Craftsman Way

Lynne, hoping this finds you well, and able to give me a response post haste ( I have a PhD in life and weird nomenclature…lol). Being the wild and wacky Xmas season, what is the approximate time frame for orders placed today? Do you offer 2-day air, etc? Sipping my coffee and awaiting your reply. Beautiful family, by the way! Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Michael Cheer
Reply to  Lynne Knowlton

Sorry about that! 2 kits and California. Also, you can check me out on Houzz.Com under The Craftsman Way.
Ciaol

Hello Lynne,
Wow Wow Wow!!!!
No word to explain your blog, It’s incredible. Love to see youor picture , design, tools and Equipment. Each and everything is perfect. what a creativity that can’t be measure. so awesome…..

Thanks for sharing the information and good looking pictures.
KNCrowder

Julie

You are too funny Lynne! Love the look here. I need to mount two (or maybe three) bypassing doors. Do you have any idea of how to do that with your hardware?

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Jess

Love this. How would you mount it from the ceiling?

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Jeff Palumbo

Thanks for posting, where do you get the flat iron bar?

Robin

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omg. This tutorial is exactly what I needed – thank you! I love this look but refuse to pay a gazillion dollars for the hardware. I just came across your blog on Pinterest and you made me laugh out loud on my train to work – so many funny looks from strangers – totally worth it. Can’t wait to keep reading ?

steve caudle

My 13 yr old daughter has been asking for a room with barn doors for a year. Went to home depot yesterday and found out it was $360 just for the hardware. Depressed, I sat down in the patio furniture section at HD and searched the web and your site came up. I read the info a couple of times and this is EXACTLY what I need. Well written and lots of detail and helpful hints. Thanks!

Steve
Ottawa, Canada

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Melissa Filippone

Hi, wondering if you’ve ever covered a window? I am going to use a “shutter style” there will be two of them each 25″w x 48″h. My question is: any ideas on how to secure the bottom?

Susan

You are very humorous and keeping it real with your postings and its appreciated instead of reading boring “blah blah” words! It’s like when you go to a doctor or lawyer- give me real people talk not the professional words even though thats what you get paid for! I will keep reading your blog! Here’s a question I haven’t read from anyone in the recent posts- forgive if its been answered- what about door weight#—- for 8ft doors any extra out of the norm support needed (wheel rolling wise that is)? Thanks for taking the time out of your busy… Read more »

Christine

Hi Lynne!! I love the tutorial! I’m actually researching how to go about adding sliding barn doors to my sons’ closet. They share a long closet that has two separate doors with wall space in between. My vision is to have one track and two doors. The doors would slide towards each other so that only one door could be open at a time. I saw that you mentioned you were going to be offering a hardware set that included the door hangers. Is that available yet?

mike
Reply to  Lynne Knowlton

would like link for ordering sliding door
hardware kit
thank you
mike

Babs Flowers

Great article! Just what I needed…will be ordering wheels from you. Thanks! By the way…enjoyed the way you worded the article. Smartassey and funny.

Carolyn

Hello Lynne, I am curious about the offset on the hanger brackets and its purpose. I’m assuming the offset is to align the wheels with the center of the door to assure the door hangs straight, avoiding having the door sway towards or away from the wall. Is this correct? I did notice in one picture the offset was towards the wheel and another picture showed it away from the wheel. Is there a particular rule we should follow in which way to direct the curve in our hanger bracket? Thank you for your very informative blog, but more importantly… Read more »

Jeff Northam

If we purchase a set of the wheels on Amazon are we able to
purchase the How to make door track hardware directly from you for $9.97?

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Michelle

I love the door Idea I think I am going to do the same thing in my bathroom! Also love your blog humor I was laughing out loud at my desk!! 🙂

Love these barn door ideas. It’s awesome some of the creative ways that these are being used inside our homes.

Kevan Hagen

Lynne –

I am hanging TWO barn doors that I will make to cover pantries in our kitchen. I have only 2 1/2 inches of clearance between the top of the pantry openings and the ceiling, so I am needing a j- or v-track railing (12 foot length). Do you have any ideas about making one of those? If you have a great idea, I will download your ebook so I can build my own hardware instead of paying boku bucks. to one of those fancy-shmancy restoration hardware sites.

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