Sliding Barn Door Plans

This is the last day of tutorials in our Barn Door Week – and it’s a good one! Tomorrow we will share a round up of a few of our favorite DIY Barn Doors. 

SLIDING DOOR PLANS

Dean and I really wanted to give you clear instructions for making your own barn door. We went back and forth between step by step instructions and a drawing. In the end we decided it would be best to provide old-school hand-drawn plans. Just click on the plan image below and you’ll be taken to a printable PDF. (Please remember this is for your own personal use and can’t be sold or otherwise modified or distributed.)

RAIL AND WHEEL

MATERIALS

  • scooter wheels (with rubber removed) or pulley wheels (disassembled pulleys) qty=2
  • 1-1/4″ x  1/4″ x 86-1/8″ long steel flat bar qty=2
  • 1-1/2″ x 1/4″ x 84″ long steel flat bar qty=1
  • 3″ x 1/8″ x 84″ long steel flat bar qty=1
  • 1/2″ x 1/16″ x 2″ long steel tubing qty=7
  • 2″ x 6″ x 48″ long wood qty=15
  • fitting black iron floor flange 1″ qty=4
  • fitting black iron 90 degree elbow 1″ qty=4
  • black steel pipe nipple 1″ x close qty=4
  • black steel pipe nipple 1″ x 16″ long qty=2
  • 1/4″ x 1-1/2″ long plated lag bolts qty=60
  • 5/16″ x 3-1/2″ long plated lag bolts qty=7
  • #12 x 1-1/4″ long screws qty=16
  • 5/16″ x 2″ long – 18 thread plated hex bolts qty=2
  • 5/16″ – 18 thread plated hex nuts qty=2
  • 5/16″ plated flat washers qty=4
  • Minwax Dark Walnut stain
  • Rust-Oleum Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint
  • white or light grey paint
  • water
  • sandpaper

NOTE: Once you’ve drilled all the holes and before assembly, spray paint all of the metal flat bar, the wheels and the lag nuts and bolts with oil-rubbed bronze.  Let dry.

Barn Door Plans jpg

If you have any questions, give us a shout in the comments and we’ll try to walk you through them. :)

Click on the links below to be taken to each step to build your own DIY Barn Door and DIY Barn Door Track That Won’t Break the Bank!

  1. Instructions for Grey Wash Wood Finish
  2. Pipe Fitting Handle Instructions
  3. Sliding Barn Door Plans (YOU ARE HERE!)

Or click here for our original Upcycled Barn Door Reveal.


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Comments

  1. Antoinette Gibson says

    Did you get the steel flat bars at home depot/lowe’s? How much did the overall project cost?

  2. Tatyana says

    This is such a beautiful door! Thank you for sharing, Shannon! I was wondering if the tracks can be attached to the ceiling and if so, what modifications to the plans I should make? Thank you!

  3. Darla says

    Hi there,
    Great tutorial. Now that you’ve lived with them for a while are they holding up well? Any issues?
    Thanks!

    • says

      Just a kid’s scooter. Dean removed the rubber and was left with what you see. If they are solid enough, maybe. Scooter wheels are meant to hold the weight of a kid, lawnmower wheels are only meant to hold up a small motor.

      • supermissfits@gmail.com says

        hi, what did dean say about cutting the flat bar and also home depot and lowes only carry 4 foot flat bar….. where did you guys find yours? I will have to send you a picture when its all done, I’m pregnant and nesting with this baby girl (baby #8) !!! trying to complete this project this weekend and then paint baseboards and the…REST till shes here!

        • says

          Hi there! Congrats on baby #8 coming. Dean is #6 of 8. Dean says you can use an angle grinder or jigsaw with a metal cutting blade (designed to cut metal). As for the length, where do you live? We got our metal bar from Metal Supermarket. Do you have one of those near you?

  4. Gisa Ott says

    I have a question on the size of the pallet slats — in the itemized list of materials, it says, “…2″ x 6″ x 48″ long wood qty=15…” I have access to many different size pallets, but none are 2″ thick. The standard pallet slat thickness is less than 1″. In a lumber yard, a standard 2×4 or 2×6 is not really 2″ either. Am I over-thinking this?

    • says

      The boards are 1.5″ thick. You are correct 2″x6″s aren’t actually 2″ thick. These boards are from heavy duty pallet used for shipping thousands of pounds of steel sheets.

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