Make Your Own Beautiful Sliding Barnwood Door

(Inside: Create a beautiful sliding barnwood door that will add character to any space. Here is how we created our sliding barnwood door.)

My husband just made this beautiful sliding barnwood door, and I’m absolutely in love.

We are working on redoing our basement right now.  We had a doorway leading to the unfinished part of our basement that was too big for a standard size door. 

My husband presented me with two options to fix it:
(1) an accordion door (seriously, they still make those…no thank you!) or
(2) a barn door (yes, please!) 

So he picked up some local barn wood and made this door.

I feel like the pictures don’t do the sliding barnwood door justice – it really is spectacular. It adds so much character to a very plain basement.

sliding barnwood door

Here were his steps to make the sliding barnwood door:

1.  Rough sanded the boards and used a wire brush to clean all the dirt.

2.  Vacuumed the boards, then wiped them down.

sliding barnwood door
3.  He left three boards the original width and then cut the fourth board into two end pieces so the door is the correct width.

4.  He added the cross boards to the top and bottom of the front side of the door.
sliding barnwood door
5.  The only trim piece added to the back is the one along the bottom.
6.  He also trimmed the bottom of the very front.
7.  He hung the door using this barn door hardware (affiliate link).

8.   Because the sliding barndoor hardware had a bottom piece that prevents the door from swinging outward that was meant to be drilled into the floor – which did not work on our concrete, carpeted floor – my husband came up with a solution.  He used a metal bracket, washers, and a piece of scrap board to make his own stopper.  (Ignore all the holes in our trim – we’re planning on replacing our trim.)

9.  His next step is to take down the door and seal it, now that we know that we like it and it works!

The door hardware was $89 + shipping and the boards were $61. And with that our sliding barnwood door is done.

Sliding barnwood door and more. See the rest of our home remodel…

 I love creating a space that’s lovely to come home to after our over-busy days. My husband and I consider our home a place for us to stretch our artistic fingers. The more we’ve done, the less we worry about messing up. Because when it comes down to it – it’s just a table, or lights, or even cabinets.
There are no rules to creating a nice space  – create one that YOU like, even if it’s not the recent trendy look. It’s your home – your place.

If you want to see some of my favorite finds for the home check them out on my favorites page (affiliate link) here

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DIY Complete Home Remodel Photos

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Sliding Barnwood Door

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