Saturday, September 13, 2014

My Barn Door

I love the look of barn doors.  My sister had two grand barn doors installed in her new home with authentic hardware and they look gorgeous.  I'm always searching pinterest and blog sites for different ideas.  I knew I had to put a door somewhere in my home even though I have a very small house.  I decided that I would put a barn door in my family room since there was no existing door.  By installing a sliding door it would provide a bit of privacy from the entryway and kitchen if needed.  

Here is my barn door...

My design is in no way original nor is the hardware.  I found many ideas on pinterest where people used pipe for the top rail and for the handle and I love the it was cheap!  

My door is only 33 inches wide by 7 feet tall.  I used 1 x 12 x 8 pine to construct the door and then used 1 x 6 for the backwards "Z" design on the front.  I stained the door with espresso Minwax stain.

I'm very happy with the way it turned out and works really well in my small space.  

Thank you for stopping by...have a great weekend!



  1. What character !!! Me too, LOVE IT.

  2. Love your door Lesa! You did an awesome job!
    Love the pipe for the handle.


  3. I love your door. It looks awesome. Thanks for sharing it.

  4. One of the nicest and most original styles I have seen yet! What did you use to attach the door to the pipe at the top to slide it?

  5. How does it move back and forth?

  6. I have been researching like crazy to build one myself. How do you like the way it opens and closes? Does it slide well?

  7. Did you use anything at the bottom to help it glide, or to keep it from hitting the baseboard or the wall?

  8. Looks awesome! What do you use for a handle on the inside?

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