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Dream Barn Doors


brihamilton
brihamilton
brihamilton
brihamilton

On a weekend getaway, a hotel had an amazing barn door for the bathroom. I fell in love, immediately, and decided right then and there, that I was going to have that in my home. Once back at home my favorite, and most challenging project began. I bought multiple 2x4's and began assembling 2 dual barn doors. I then nailed, sanded, and stained the doors. Since the normal hardware for a barn door is so expensive, I went to multiple hardware stores to find things I could use instead of buying the expensive kits. I ended up using die casting pulley's for the wheels, and something that looks like maybe a hinge of sorts, not really sure what it is used for, but it worked for my purpose, as the hardware holding the doors up and attaching them to the wheels. Then I worked with the woman at ace hardware to figure out the multiple nuts and bolts I would need to make the wheels turn. Then, my boyfriend got a piece flat bar solid steel for the rail, which I rounded on the top side with a grinder so the wheels would roll smoothly. Finally, I drilled massive holes in my wall to hang the bar and attached the doors. I love them and they are definitely my favorite and hardest DIY project yet!

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  • That is awesome looking.
    By Rednek01, on April 14, 2017

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Dream Barn Doors

by brihamilton
Jan 30, 2016
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On a weekend getaway, a hotel had an amazing barn door for the bathroom. I fell in love, immediately, and decided right then and there, that I was going to have that in my home. Once back at home my favorite, and most challenging project began. I bought multiple 2x4's and began assembling 2 dual barn doors. I then nailed, sanded, and stained the doors. Since the normal hardware for a barn door is so expensive, I went to multiple hardware stores to find things I could use instead of buying the expensive kits. I ended up using die casting pulley's for the wheels, and something that looks like maybe a hinge of sorts, not really sure what it is used for, but it worked for my purpose, as the hardware holding the doors up and attaching them to the wheels. Then I worked with the woman at ace hardware to figure out the multiple nuts and bolts I would need to make the wheels turn. Then, my boyfriend got a piece flat bar solid steel for the rail, which I rounded on the top side with a grinder so the wheels would roll smoothly. Finally, I drilled massive holes in my wall to hang the bar and attached the doors. I love them and they are definitely my favorite and hardest DIY project yet!