Make Your Own Sliding Barnwood Door (Remodeling Our Home)

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: an accordion door (seriously, they still make those…no thank you!) or 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 it justice–I love it. It adds so much character to a very plain basement.
Here were his steps:
1.  Rough sanded the boards and used a wire brush to clean all the dirt.
2.  Vacuumed the boards, then wiped them down.
3.  He left three boards the original width and then cut the fourth board into the two end pieces so the door is the correct width.
4.  He added the cross boards to the top and bottom, but front side of the 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 barn door 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.
I will post pictures when our basement is done!
 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 here (affiliate link). 

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