Hanging a Barn Door for Our Master Bathroom

About: There is nothing I love more then making something new and usable again that someone else would have thrown out or torn down! And there's no reason to buy new when you can build it yourself!

Being as this is an old farm I have the perk of having several old barn doors that I stashed in a safe place and have been drooling over for months. This one was my grandparents’ old wood shed door.

In the pictures you will see first that I brought the door and the hardware in before I went through all of the instructions. Then, I added the wheels to the top of the door, this was a simple as drilling out the correct sized holes and screwing in the anchors before attaching the top wheels with screws.

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Step 1: Getting the Rod Mounted and the Door Hung

With the wheels on the top of the door attached I took my measurements then headed up stairs. I drew a level line on the wall and then added the mounts in, three of them to studs, the other two with sheet rock anchors. Then I set the rod in place and secured it using the mounts.

With that done it was a simple as setting the door in place!

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    wk_

    3 years ago

    hanging barn door hardware I had purchased months before

    Could you share, which hardware it was?

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    GrandmasHouseDIYwk_

    Reply 3 years ago

    Here's the link on Amazon. I was really really happy with the quality, they have it in black too I think.

    http://amzn.com/B00BGGI5WW

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    wk_GrandmasHouseDIY

    Reply 3 years ago

    Thank you! I am really happy with you about your renovation project!

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    tcdavidson

    3 years ago

    Nice job, however I am curious at what holds the bottom from scraping the white molding? Is there a follower wheel o the bottom of the door?

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    GrandmasHouseDIYtcdavidson

    Reply 3 years ago

    Hi there! Thank you for the comment! The door is too short right now so its not hitting anything when we use it. We're trying to decide if we want to find a longer door to replace it with, make this one longer using old barn wood or just live with it as is. The hardware came with a floor mount that is designed to go in a groove that runs along the bottom of the door but I think I will be getting the "on the wall" hardware instead, to hold it out from the trim.