DIY door track hardware. It’s d’bomb dot com.

  A Do-It-Yourself

Door   Hardware  Tutorial

Do it yourself barn door hardware http://www.lynneknowlton.com/diy-door-track-hardware-its-dbomb-dot-com/

You Can Do It !!

Do you want to create your own

DIY DOOR TRACK HARDWARE?!

 

 I can show you how.

~ Cheap cheap cheap ~

Kinda.

 

HERE IS THE PLAN OF WHAT YOU NEED TO DO :

Sneak in new {old} doors into your home.  I totally did that.  Not that I would do that.  One by one.  Door gorgeousness.  The goal is to change every door in the house when your partner isn’t looking.

Ohh, hells yeah.

Like this, mission accomplished …

Wooden wheels for sale for your DIY barn door hardware

I  Snuck  This  Door  In

Do you need ideas first?

Do you need door-gasmic inspiration??!!  Have you checked out door track hardware that others share on Pinterest ?  You only need about a week day on Pinterest to truly see the magnificence of barn doors on track hardware. Any door on any track hardware is pretty gorgeous, ACTUALLY.

It is enough to make you lose your mind.  

 

Door  Porn  Envy

 

Here are a few pix of doors on track hardware in pinterest. 

You're welcome.

 

I’ve saved you some time.  I hope you have a few extra minutes to brush your hair today.  My hair looks like a birds nest, but hey, my pinterest boards are smokin’ hawt.

 

That's right.

 

My imaginary door priorities are in order.

 

Create your own barn door track hardware. A DIY tutorial on lynneknowlton.com

Stare  at  door  track,   jump  in  tub

 

 

A barn door tutorial on how to create your own door track hardware. #DIY lynneknowlton.com

Irresistible

 

When we were building our treehouse, I started to collect old doors.  My door FINDS are now all over our treehouse and home.

Yeah.  Shhhhh.

You can snoop through my house here for door sightings :)

I tell no lies. LOL.

 

 

treehouse-retreat-for-rent

Treehouse

Treehouse front porch

Treehouse front porch

 

My original intention was to just find some reclaimed doors for the treehouse.

 

Well. Well. Well.

Have you seen how many stunning doors are out there are in salvage yards, garage sales, repurpose shops, AND your neighbours garage ?!

 

Nuff   said.

 

They aren’t just on barns, people.

They are everywhere !! <– I screamed that!

 

Psssst ….  While you are here, you should really subscribe to the bloggity.  I share cool DIY’s like this all the time.  Click here  or on the photo below!  You can unsubscribe in two seconds flat, if you aren’t totally thrilled.

 

My friends even have sliding door hardware.  Check out my pals DIY Chalkboard Doors.

Yup, über cool.   My girlfriend created kitchen pantry doors with inexpensive hollow doors and chalkboard paint.

 Yessssss.  

She’s so creative.  I don’t know if I should punch her or kiss her.

 

 

If I can do it, my pals can do it, and peeps can pin it .. well, my friend… you can do it too!!

Create your own DOOR TRACK HARDWARE

 

It is completely do-able and you will save a boat load of moola.

 

A fabulous tutorial on door track hardware

Why did I decide to create a simple door track made of simple, rustic materials? Quite simply….

The price of buying door track hardware is about a bazillion dollars.  I double dare you to google it.

 

 E.X.P.E.N.S.I.V.E.

 

{{gasp}}

Until now …

 

Free tutorial on Door Track Hardware

Do – it – Yourself  Instead

 

Do you want to know how to make the door tracks with wooden wheels ?

 

I can SORT OF tell you.

 

This is how the story goes.

 

I like doors to tell a story.  Like…. if the walls could talk…..but they are doors.  Btw’s, if my walls could talk, I would be in big shit.

 

@LynneKnowlton creating door track hardware ideas!

Spilling  The  Beans !

 

What are the benefits of using an old doors?

Some doors have 100 years of character in them.  GORGEOUSNESS.  They are perfect for creating door art beauty in your home.  They are just oh so beautiful …

Gorgeous DIY door hardware tutorial on the blog!

 

You want some of that, don’t you?  Gaaahreat.  Let’s make them!!

DIY DOOR TRACK HARDWARE TUTORIAL

 

SUPPLIES :

 

1.   Two 3 inch (one set ) wooden wheels : Wood Wheels for sale for DIY barn door sliding hardware. Tutorial on the blog! http://www.lynneknowlton.com/product/buy-wood-wheels/   ———————————————————————————————

Update :   When I originally wrote this blog post, I had the wheels made by my local contractor for this DIY tutorial on the blog.  I didn’t even think much about wheels at the time.  Then. Oh then.  The world asked me how to make the wheels.   Errrhmerggerd. It takes fancy dancy equipment, time AND creativity.  So we all set out to find them on the interwebs.  We googled where to buy the wooden wheels.  Truth is, we had no luck in finding the perfect wheels online.   Nothing. Nada.  Zip.  So we had them made by the local Amish!  They are made from super strong Sapelli wood and fitted with the finest ball bearings.  They are freaking beautiful !!! Have a look right here

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We visited our local pals.. the Amish.  We have a favourite family that we have known for about 10 years…  

 

Wooden Wheels for Sliding Door Hardware on sale at http://www.lynneknowlton.com/products/

Photo  with  Permission and  +

 

Joseph, our Amish friend and Dad to the lovely kiddos in the photo above.. is now making our wooden wheels. After 29,000 months, 300 days, 62 hours and 59 minutes of setting up an ecommerce store and having wooden wheels made, we have a FANTASTIC way of selling the wheels to you.

 

Wood wheels for Sliding Barn Door Hardware Wooden Wheels DIY Barn Door Hardware Wood wheels for sale for Sliding Barn Door Hardware

 

 

How coolio is THAT?!!!

All wheel orders are hand packed by yours truly and are sent with a personalized greeting card.  For YOU.  From ME.  Because I love you like that.

LOVE. love. LoVE.  I’m also really stoked at how dang pretty the wheels are!

Click here to buy the wood wheels.  The wheels are not mass produced.  They are created with love.

 

Wood wheels for sale for Sliding Barn Door Hardware Wood wheels for sale for Sliding Barn Door Hardware Wood wheels for Sliding Barn Door Hardware Wood wheels for Sliding Barn Door Hardware Wooden Wheels for Sliding Door Hardware on sale at http://www.lynneknowlton.com/products/

 

 

Would you like to make the wooden wheels on your own?  

Here’s what you will need : The wood that we use is called Sapelli wood and each wheel requires 2 ball bearings.  We use the strongest wood and the finest bearings.  You can find the exact ball bearings here on Amazon.

Note : For one set of door track wheels, you will need 4 bearings.

 

Here’s the rest of the good stuff …

 

Free tutorial on barn door hardware and wood wheels for sale too! http://www.lynneknowlton.com/product/buy-wood-wheels/

 

2.   Flat bar :

Width  =    1/8 inch thick  x  1 3/4 inches wide.

Length =   Double the width of your door and add a few inches for safe measure.  You don’t want to cut it so short, that your door will fall off the track. That would just be embarrassing.  I totally did that. I would never do that.

 

#DIY door track tutorial on how to make your own sliding door track hardware: lynneknowlton.com

It’s  All  In  The  Details

 

3.   Nuts/bolts to attach flat bar to the wall.

I put in a ton of photos for you to stare at so you know exactly what they look like.  If you want EXACT numbers, you better come over to my house. Be forewarned, you can expect popcorn for dinner.

Here, you can see that the flat bar is one inch out from the wall :

 

DIY barn door track tutorial #doortrack #tutorial

Space  bar  out  from  wall

 

4.   Two flat bar hanger brackets to hold the door on the wheel/track.

Each bracket is 12 inches long and has an offset bend at the wheel.  Just look at the photos. This tutorial is  like an Ikea instruction manual.  No words, it’s all in the photos.

Beware :

 

Ikea = Swedish for divorce.

 

Beware again, that these are old photos of old wheels.  They show fantastic details, but the wheels are waaaaaaay prettier now. Phew.

 

Wheels for sale :  How to attach the wooden wheels for sliding door hardware

It’s  all  in  the  wee  details

 

DIY #barndoor #tutorial #free

Simply  Create

 

5.  Extra flat rod to create a door stop.  

This prevents your door from flying off your track. Been there. Done that. Got the poster. It was an ugly poster. Pffft.

 

#DIY Do-it-yourself TRACK DOOR tutorial on how to create your own track doors. Learn how here : lynneknowlton.com

A  quick  door  stop

 

6.   Remember to use an old door.  

Preferably a sexy one.  Think door porn.  You will be fine. Truth serum:  I’ve recently created door tracks using new doors and they look pretty sweet too.

What.The.What.What?!!! Gospel truth. Just sayin’.

 

Sliding #barn #door #tutorial

Old  is  New

 

 7.    Lightly sand the door in places to clean it up a bit.

 

Give it a finish for extra sexiness and make the door colours pop.   I used a matte/satin finish.  { The choices are endless though }  A little bit too endless.

 

I recently fell in luuuurve with this product called Waterlox.  I have used it on just about everything that is WOOD.  If it’s wood, or it isn’t moving… it gets a splash of Waterlox.

It’s beautiful.  It’s durable.  Where has it been all our lives?  Oh la la.  It’s even available for sale on Amazon here.  Yesssss.

 

What if you don’t want to make your own door hardware BUT you want to save moola?

 

Hmmm. I found a company online who sells the track hardware and you don’t have to give up your first born child to pay for the door hardware.  Imagine that?  I installed Reclaimed Lumber Door Hardware on our new tiny cabin this year.

 

I actually put the track on a WINDOW.   Yeah.  I’m smart like that.  You can be too.

Check it out

 

Do it yourself barn door hardware http://www.lynneknowlton.com/diy-door-track-hardware-its-dbomb-dot-com/

Reclaimed  Lumber  Products  Door  Track

 

If you pop over to Reclaimed Lumber Products and tell them I sent you, they will give you a FREE handle set valued at $50 with your order.   I love the word FREE.  Faaahreeee.   It has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? They created their own flat track with more flexibility and strength and at a lower price.  Believe me, I know.  I have trolled the internet for f.o.r.e.v.e.r to try and find a decent price on track hardware.

I gave it a whirl.

I created this new building using their door tracks.

I’m a smitten kitten. There.  My work is done.

 

I’m off to steal find another door.  If only I can find them with a little less dust on them.

 

May the force be with you.   The door force.  

 

Remember, when one door closes, another one opens.  Excuse the pun. hahahaahaha.

Have a beauty day !! PS.  I am in the process of creating an ebook with more in-depth instructions, measurements and inspirational photos.  For $20, you can have the step by step instructions to create your own door track from scratch. {{ Like a door rock star. }}

The book will be full of ideas, inspiration and how-to details.  If you would like to get on the wait list for the book, please enter your email here.  You will be the first to be notified when the book is published.   You are under no obligation to buy the book.  The email notification is only for the announcement of the book so you can have first dibs :)

It’ll be faboosh! #JustSayin

Cheers!!

 

Lynne

 

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  1. Christine says:

    Love love love doors!
    I have made 15 pocket doors out of antique, 6 horizontal panel doors. I’ve got 2 (more) French doors and some odd, 1/4 panel, 3/4 window doors in the yard where they’re aging beautifully. I love doors and have to figure out what to do with the ones I cannot help collecting!

    A tip for you and your Chippy Highness: Get some latex, exterior (for the UV, water repelling and other exterior paint properties), DARK flat paint BASE. It goes on bright white, but dries so invisible you can’t tell it’s there. Really, it’s freaky it’s so invisible.

    I’ve found that my miracle paint base will also (this is for you, oh, Sister-in-Doors:) glue down chips without the gummy shine that even satin top coats leave. You can’t pick ‘em off with your fingernail! Great for my bathroom doors, my water closet door, and the 2 exterior mahogany front doors I stripped down to bare wood., (God Bless Citristrip!) They look like raw wood, but they’re beautifully sealed.

    I’m Pinning and BlogLovin’ you, since 1) I love your sense of humor and 2) you’re so clever! and finally, 3) you love doors.

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Fred says:

    Wheels look great but would be last a heck of a lot longer if the wood sandwiched a more durable material.

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  4. Bobbie Jean Minard says:

    Thank you for posting this…I just KNEW there had to be a way to make it yourself. The kits are very expensive, not too mention ‘buying a kit or prefinished’ is completely obsene to people like us.
    I have to say, your first sentences totally had me…I am ALWAYS ‘sneaking’ in items to redo. He says “where did that come from?” I hug him and say–“OH THANK YOU, what a great surprise!!” I am making your favorite for dinner tonight…WORKS EVERY TIME..OVER 35 YEARS!

  5. Ron Pascucci says:

    Here’s my problem….
    I live at the beach and my grandchildren track sand into the house, via our sliding screen door (bottom rollers.) I feel that a door hung from above will be a better solution. Our current door track gets filled with sand constantly. Do you have a SCREEN DOOR application that will resist salt air rusting and is reasonably priced?
    I feel that this is a huge untouched market for overhead rollers.
    Thanks,
    Ron P.

    • Hi Ron,

      Nice problem to have, living at the beach. May I come live with you? I’m surrounded by snow today. LOL!

      I love your idea! Having a track that the screen can slide along like door track hardware, but not a track on the ground, would be a great solution.

      You could possibly take a framed screen door and put it on a track, like I did with my window. You can see more of it in this post :

      http://www.lynneknowlton.com/bathroom/

      I hope that helps!
      Our Amish friend that makes our wheels, also makes doors. I could always ask him if he would make a screen door for you, if you get stuck.

      Cheers!
      Lynne

  6. Heidi Wadsworth says:

    We’re can you buy the flat bar hanger and brackets ????
    thank you

  7. Haig says:

    Hi Lynne,

    thanks for your web-site. I’m looking for bypass barn doors. Have u found anything like this or built any. If a single track is a bazillion dollars, I hate to think how much a bypass would be …..

  8. kelly says:

    Hey Lynn

    Love your blogs look forward to them.
    i am building a barn as mine burnt down last feb :(
    roof is up tin on so i can relax for the winter ha ha.
    i am going to be putting big sliding doors on front and back as well as all the stall doors. had a look at your rip site for hardware……are you kidding me……..homehardeware sells tracks and all the hardware for readonable prices. very industrial looking but for a real barn it will do. i wad wondering if a good quality ypyo would work. drill a hole put in a

    • Hi Kelly,

      Yes, Reclaimed Lumber Products really does have great prices on their door tracks.

      Totally agree.

      If you are doing tracks for a barn, you could get super inexpensive sets from farm supply stores. They are meant for barn doors LOL.

      We have TSC stores in Canada that supply farmers. They are very basic tracks, (very) but they do the trick for barns :)

      Hope that helps !

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  10. Amanda says:

    Yeah Im tackling this beast on my own. When you screwed the track into the wall, I am assuming you only did so in places where you could find studs, correct? The wheels and the track I totally get, but Ive never “bolted” into a wall before… thought id ask before I make a peg-board out of my wall :-)

    Any advice you have is appreciated!!

    -Amanda

    • Hi Amanda,

      Yes, you need good support for your track. You would need to support your track by securing it to studs or something that will structurally hold it.

      Wow, I sound smart this morning. LOL.

      Lynne x

  11. Val says:

    I couldn’t sleep so decided to do more research on barn door hardware. The first site I went to wanted my first born male child so I moved on! Upon further research I found your article which was not only educational but it also made me chuckle, not an easy feat at 2AM
    Thanks – barn door bound

    • Hi Val,

      You crack me up! So happy to be your late night entertainment. Wait. That sounded wrong. LOL.

      Menopause keeps me awake at night. What keeps you awake? We are entertained by the strangest things, aren’t we? LOL.

      Lynne xx

  12. Amanda says:

    Hello! I stumbled across your barn door page and loved your ideas! I was wondering if you’ve seen any solutions for installing a double barn door when the opening is wider than the wall on both sides. I haven’t measured yet, but the opening is probably eight feet, but the available wall side on each side is about two feet. Have you seen or installed double doors with four separate doors/panels? I’m wondering if you could double up the rods so there are two doors for each side. My other idea is four doors again, one rod, but hinges connecting two together on each side. If you’ve accomplished this or seen it done, could you please share a solution you’d recommend? I would love to hear your thoughts. Thanks!
    Amanda

    • Hi Amanda,

      I think it can be done if you have more than one track and you roll them over each other. Like layers. It would be similar to the idea of hanging two curtains. You have two rods, and hang one in front of the other.

      Did I just make that sound more complicated? LOL.

      If you made your own tracks and used the wooden wheels that I have on the bloggy

      http://www.lynneknowlton.com/product/buy-wood-wheels/

      it could be quite affordable.

      It sounds like a beautiful project !!

      Lynne x

  13. Kaishia says:

    AWESOME!!!!! Clever and Funny. I was cringing at the though of paying upto $1000.00 for my rolling door project. The wooden wheels stole my heart. I am so happy I fell upon this site. So doing this!

  14. Linda says:

    Great, but have you ever used a discarded sliding patio door, just one side and put a frame on it and maybe a board across middle?

    • Tell me more Linda,

      It sounds super interesting. I love the idea of using anything discarded. The frame could support it and then set it up to slide on a track.

      Do you need a board across the middle?

      Cheers!
      Lynne

  15. Rhéal Delaquis says:

    I like all the cool things you have on your website. Quite inspirational!

    I am considering doing a DIY garage door hardware for the door I will be building for my garden tool storage area integrated within the studio and workshop I built at our country residence. Hence, I will be ordering the wheels from the that you have linked in your website. I need to know the inside diameter of the wheels so I can prepare the hole in the flat bar accordingly and buy the proper size bolts.

    Your quick response would be greatly appreciated.

    Kind regards,
    Rhéal

  16. kim robinson says:

    ok, i am using two doors on one track. because each door is to a separate bedroom. so, I’m thinking i need two sets of wooden wheels right??each door needs two wheels. so i need two sets. let me know what you think
    thanks

    • Hi Kim!

      Yes, you got it ! You would need two sets of wheels. One set for each door.

      Are you doing the look like the photo of the red doors in the blog post? If so, WOWSERS!

      Let me know how it goes with two doors on one track. I bet it’s gorgeous. I haven’t the two door thaaang {{yet }}

      *dreaming*

      Lynne

  17. Mme l'Abeille says:

    Sought out door porn today, and Miss October is in the garage, leaning on something. So far I’ve only had the gumption to take the staple out of her navel.

    Want to install this wooden trollop in a doorway that goes all the way to the ceiling–there would be space above the track. Plan: lag-bolt a 2×6 about 80″ long across the opening, and bolt track to this. Bolt a second 2×6, to this, to fill part of the opening. Bolt bolt bolt.

    We would the fill space above the 2x6es by framing in a Victorian beveled glass beauty that was once a transom.

    The Victorian beauty will look down on the trollop, and both will be stabilized by studs.

    Questions: Is this a tremendously bad idea? Is there anything I haven’t thought of?

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  19. Hello Dean,

    The only kind of slapping that happens, is slap happy :)

    With many smiles,
    Lynne

  20. Rick says:

    Lynn:

    We are building a new house in Colorado and using/making all sexy barn doors. As you clearly know the hardware will break the bank.

    I love your idea on making them, how did you bend/cut all that metal and where did you by it?

    Your new fan,

    Rick

    • Hi Rick !

      A new house in Colorado sounds gorgy gorgeous!! Congrats!!

      We had the metal cut and bent by a local welder, and it is quite straightforward { if you are a welder LOL }.

      So many people asked where to buy the wooden wheels, so we started having them made by the Amish. I sell them in my blog shop now. They are super pretty and look great with the door track.

      Here is a link to my bloggy shop if you need to buy wheels…

      http://www.lynneknowlton.com/product/buy-wood-wheels/

      Cheers!

      .. AND … thanks for becoming a new fan !! …

      Lynne xx

  21. brian says:

    am interested in you sending me some details re a SLIDING MECHANISM FOR 2 BARN DOORS TO GO ON A BARN

    360 CM WIDE AND 250 HEIGHT

    THANKS

    • Hi Brian,

      So sorry I missed your message until now. I usually answer right away. My bad.

      I don’t sell the sliding mechanism (we had ours made by our local welder/contractor) but I do sell the wheels for ours.

      Here is a link if you would like to see the wheels.

      http://www.lynneknowlton.com/product/buy-wood-wheels/

      I hope that helps! There is more info in my blog for a company called Reclaimed Lumber Products. They sell door track mechanisms. They are LOVELY to deal with and make fabulous door tracks!

      Lynne

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  23. kele giles says:

    hi I ordered and paid for the wheels for your barn door tracks back on August 28th and I’ve received nothing could you please advise or update me on the whereabouts of this productthanks so much

    • Hello Kele,

      Because we have the wheels made by the local Amish they take 2-3 weeks.

      We shipped your wheels last week. Thank you for reminding me though, because I totally forgot to mention that in my product listing. I will be sure to add that today.

      I hope you LUUUURVE the wheels! They are truly looking fab!

      Cheers!
      Lynne xx

  24. jonathan falk says:

    great stuff on here. just what i was looking for. barn door hardware. did you use ball bearings in the wheels? i can see how to do everything but the details on the wheels , can you help me out?

    jonathan@living designstudios.com
    http://www.livingdesignstudios.com

  25. Clay Martinek says:

    I have an old Victorian. I am fixing it up with imagination and parts from salvage yards. I love your vibe. Thanks for the advise!

  26. dale says:

    cut boards with hole cutter use 2 per wheel and trim as desired
    insert metal in center for longer use life and cinch together with bolt during attachment

    • Thanks Dale!

      Thanks kinda sorta super helpful to me too. We have been getting the wheels made by the local Amish. They are looking GORGY GORGEOUS :

      http://www.lynneknowlton.com/product/wooden-wheels-for-diy-barn-door-hardware/

      The Amish love new ideas too. What do you mean by cinch together with bolt during attachment?

      They cut the wheels for us, and insert a 2 bearings for the center. They are nice and strong and roll beautifully.

      I’d love to hear more about the cinch and bolt part of your description.

      Cheers!
      Lynne

      • dale says:

        being minimalist I would just use a pipe style spacer, although a bearing unit qualifies and cinching is just my term for putting a bolt thru wood and “spacer” and tightening them into a single unit.

  27. wow… that’s helpful and very detailed… country or not barn/track doors are great and like you i also love the word freeeee :)

  28. Caleb says:

    Where do you get the wooden wheels from????

  29. Kathleen says:

    I will definitely make my own barn door hardware!! I was planning to do this but you made it so much easier. What did you use as a spacer to bolt the iron one inch from the wall?
    Thanks, Kathy

  30. Gary Williams says:

    I needed this info for my doors on my pole barn. A huge thank you for your simple design. I think I can do this! Hope you have a great Labor Day weekend and kudos for being gracious enough to share your wisdom. Gary

    • You are most welcome Gary! It is a super cool project. We have just finished our fourth door track in our house. It is officially getting outta control. LOL. They are just THAT coolio :)

      Lynne

  31. Amelia Goff says:

    Any ideas for having a double track? Want to have barn doors for my bedroom closet, but because of the size of the room and the off set location of the closet It has to be hung inside the facing. I had the closet opened up all the way to the ceiling and as far out as possible on the sides, hence, no doors from the big box stores will fit. I plan to make the doors slatted from pallets. They need to by-pass each other.

    • Hi Amelia

      Double door tracks. Good question!! What if you used electrical piping like the piping that I used here in this blog post:

      http://www.lynneknowlton.com/diy-curtain-rods/

      You could also use other industrial/electrical fittings to rig it up to hold the pallets on to the rod/track. That could be stunning!

      Another option is to ask Titus from Reclaimed Lumber products. His link is in the blog post. I bet he would come up with a genius idea for double tracks. I just installed his V track and it is GORGEOUS!

      I hope that helps!
      Lynne xx

  32. Cappie says:

    It is refreshing to not only have something informative but funny, thank you. I look forward to reading more. Cheers Cappie

  33. rg says:

    Great job on describing the hanging door project. Very inspiring and I loved your writing style.

    So, I see the wood wheels appear to have some kind of metal hub. Care to share where you got the piece parts from?

  34. Amy says:

    I have been searching for DIY information for indoor barn doors. I actually have a barn and used sliding doors for both entrances. For those who aren’t as savvy with the power tools many agricultural stores sell tracks that are not expensive. Agri Supply sells the kit and the bar separately, together they end up being around $85.00. That is A LOT cheaper than I have found elsewhere. You can spray paint them and make them your own! On another note…the wooden wheels you sell are BEAUTIFUL! I’m not sure I could manage the rest of the metal work though!

    http://www.agrisupply.com/barn-door-roller-hardware/p/64196/

  35. Steve & Tina Ferrill says:

    OMG, this site just made our day. I guess we can take one of our kids off ebay now. We just read this about an hour and a half ago and we are still laughing. Your design examples are beautiful and inspirational. Thank you for taking the time to share with us, look forward to exploring your site(s) further.

  36. Amanda June says:

    Soooo, I just accidentally stumbled uopn your site when I googled “barn door hardware” (you’re right, high-dolla!) and I have a confession to make. I might have sort of, kind of, a little bit fell stupid in love with you and your blog!! I feel like we might be soulmates. Not to put the pressure on or anything, just sayin.. Thanks for all the inspiration!!

  37. Donna Eckerman says:

    Do you have the wheels for sale yet?

    • Almost there Donna :) We had them made by the local Amish (the wheels are beautiful) and we are picking them up tomorrow. *crossing fingers* We need to confirm that the ball bearings fit and then they will go up on sale on the blog :) woot !

      Lynne xx

  38. Regina Seward says:

    I need wheel info! Gotta have some of those!

  39. Candace says:

    Howdy Lynne :)
    I am very fortunate to have a craft husband, that also works in the metal business *** insert happy dance here *** I too wanted to make sure I have not missed out on these fabulous wheels of yours. Any news on getting the ball bearings in?

    Thanks and you rock!!

    • Hi Candace,

      The bearings are in and the wheels are going up in my blog store this week. If you are subscribed, you will be the first to know :)))) Woot ! Woot !

      Lynne

  40. Rebecca Fry says:

    Let me just kiss your ass now and say how amazing I find your writing! I know we would be fast friends in the “real world”. Love your spin on things and diy tips!

  41. Robin Urheim says:

    I too would love to have the wheel information- and I just subscribed to your blog, but wanted to make sure I didnt miss the sale of the wooden wheels :). I think i may have missed where to get the railings too- was that a welding shop? I gotta make some new friends !! Thanks for sharing the know-how!

  42. Dan Anderson says:

    Send me wheel info and how to mount with open door frame

  43. Dan Anderson says:

    Any idea how to do barn door hardware where opening for door is open at the top?

  44. Pat Cahill says:

    Lynne:

    Like you, I have been searching for how to make sliding barn doors. My son-in-law can help with the metal parts but where do I find the wheels? As usual, grandma’s getting in trouble again!

    Thank you for any info.

    • Hi Pat,

      I searched high and low, and then asked a billion people about getting them made LOL (everyone asked me, but we couldn’t find any decent ones on line) so I just had them made ..

      THEY ARE COMPLETE woot woot (and made by the local Amish) I am waiting on ball bearings and then I will be selling them on the blog.

      If you are subscribed to the blog, you will be the first to know. Weeeehheee.

      xx

  45. Helena says:

    Great ideas!!

  46. Pamela Fodel says:

    You did an awesome job; very impressed with the final product. Can’t seem to find the wood wheels. Where did you get them?
    thx, pam

  47. netty says:

    Hello, Where did you get the flat bar and brackets from. I loved your idea…I feel inspired…thanks

  48. Awesome awesome awesome…….. Love it all and can’t wait to install my barn doors, and with your guidance I will be able to keep it simple and bee a u tee full…..!!!
    Many tanks, Heather

  49. Brooke says:

    Hi Lynne!
    I see you’re waiting on the wheels… Since I am currently a subscriber, I’ll get notification, correct? I’ve found the doors (using 2), and need to get ALL the supplies together and then have my hubby put it together. Looking forward to it! Thanks for the idea – keep on keepin’ on, for sure! Now…to find a welding shop…

    • Hi Brooke,

      Yes, since you are currently a subscriber.. you will be the first to know. Woot woot !

      I will be sending out an email to my subscribers only to let them know when the wheels are available. There will be a link through to my site to buy them directly.

      There will be a limited quantity, and subscribers will be the first to be notified.

      I’m super excited, and LOVE working with the Amish to create the wheels. This is going to be GREAT!

      Cheers!
      Lynne

  50. Tom Burnham says:

    very interisting

  51. Massina says:

    Good Lord woman…you are freakin’ hilarious. I’m not sure what part of your tutorial I enjoyed most, your commentary or the hardware tutorial…oh hell, both actual! Thanks for the laughs and the insightful information…(p.s. as interior designer…I think you’re a great resource for inspiration!)

    • Helloooo Massina :)

      You crack me up ! PS. I just saw your other note too, and THANKS for subscribing.

      * I’m happy dancing it out, right now… on the living room floor.. as I type*

      I’m coordinated like that … as I inject more energy mud coffee …

      xxo

  52. jennifer says:

    Regarding your barn door tutorial, you failed to mention that the wheels have to have ball bearings. I made my own wheels out of wood and cut a groove in them. My door doesn’t roll. Where might I find the wheels that you show in your photo…clearly they have ball bearings. Had I looked at the photo more closely, I could have saved myself a lot of time and energy…

    • Hello Jennifer,

      My bad. You are right.

      The ball bearings show in most of the photos but I didn’t list it in addition to the photos.

      To tell you the truth, until I had the wheels recently made, I never paid attention to the ball bearings.

      Because so many people have asked how to buy the wheels, I had extras made by the Amish. I am just waiting on pricing and will have them in about 10 days.

      Hope that helps.
      Sorry about the mix up.

      Lynne

  53. LESLIE says:

    Where do you buy the flat bars and have the holes drilled?

  54. LESLIE says:

    Where do you find flat bars to make barndoor hardware??

  55. Crystal Anderson says:

    Love the wooden wheels and already have the hubby cutting me up some flatbar (helps that hes a welder) but I went online and ordered metal v groove wheels which are meant to run on either angle or flatbar gives it a still cool industrial look for about $5 each just as another option :)

  56. Dale McKibben says:

    Hay Lynne,

    Gotta give your contractor a bit of a shove….I have 9…count em…9 doors to make for our new container house and NEED the wheels ! Already subscribed….but HURRY !!

    Impatient Dale

    • You have the patience of a Saint, Dale :)

      Soooooo sorry for the delay.

      I have jumped through a few million hoops but finally landed on a great option.

      The Amish are making the wheels for me, and will have them ready in 10 days.

      Is that too late? Or okay?

      Lynne :)

    • Dale !!!

      The wheels are ready (sort of) LOL. I had the local Amish make them (they are beautiful) and I am just waiting on the ball bearings now.

      Too late? Or all good? xx

  57. Stacy says:

    Where do you find the flat bar and flat bar hanger brackets? And will they come with the holes for the nuts and bolts, and bend for the wheels?

    • Hello Stacy

      Our contractor made the brackets and put the holes in them. You could have the flat bar and flat bar hanger brackets made at a local welding shop… they would do the bends and all.

      Cheers,
      Lynne

    • Corey says:

      Stacy,

      I went to a local metal shop (www.metalsrus.ca) and bought 2″x 1/4″ aluminum flat bar (aluminum because I’m using them outside and don’t want it to rust).

      for the spacer behind, I bought a piece of aluminum pipe big enough to fit my leg bolts through and cut it into 1″ pieces, put a washer between the wood and the pipe and bolted it into place…

      You can check out the link below to see what I’ve done.

      http://eastcoastwoodcraft.blogspot.ca/p/screen-house.html

      -Corey

  58. Stephanie says:

    I almost choked on my popcorn that I had for dinner (for the second time this week), from laughing while reading your blog. I enjoy your writing, great instruction and tips! Thank you

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  60. Corey says:

    I’m building a screen house and I’m planning on putting these doors on it. I’m going to put something around them to make it “bug tight”. My issue is that it’s outdoors. I’m using 1″ x 1/4″ aluminum flat bar but not sure about the wooden wheels where it’s going to be outside…any thoughts on what to use for wheels?

    • Hi Corey

      If you check back on the blog, and look through the recent comments in the blog post, another reader mentioned that they bought industrial style wheels that are metal ( I think). That could be a great alternative.

      The wheels that I’m having made by the Amish are white oak, which is a very durable hardwood. I could ask them if they would be okay outside. Do you have a lot of snow?

      I just put track door hardware on my window on my outside treehouse bathroom. It looks FAB, and is totally functional outside.

      The track is from reclaimed lumber products. Here’s the link :
      http://www.reclaimedlumberproducts.com

      If you tell Titus that you came from my site, he’ll give you free door handle hardware too! He is A FABULOUS guy and his door tracks/wheels are ahhhhmazing.

      Lynne :)

  61. Mary Kratzer says:

    Would love to know when you have the wooden wheels for the DIY barn doors. We used them in our cottage about ten years ago, costs now are phenomenal, Mary :)

    • Hi Mary :)

      So many people have asked me about the wooden wheels so I finally started having them made. I am just waiting to see them and make sure everything looks gorgeous, and then I will be selling them on the bloggy.

      If you are subscribed, you will find out via email soon. I’ll be writing a blog post about them :)

      Cheers!!

      Lynne xx

  62. Dan Anderson says:

    Great idea! Where can u get wheels for track door?

    • Hello Dan,

      I am in the process of having the wheels made right now, as we speak.

      Can’t wait to put them up on the blog. Are you subscribed ? If you, you will notified when they arrive, and I’ll be writing a blog post about them.

      Cheers!
      Lynne

      • sharon says:

        waiting for the wheels. barn door project on hold.

        • Hello Sharon,
          Me too … so sorry for the delay. I have two options that I am working on ~ wheels from my contractor AND wheels from Bali. I’m waiting on both.

          I think it must be the time of year. Spring time for contractors/wood workers is über busy.

          I hope they come in soon.

          Lynne

        • Guess what?!

          NO LUCK with my Bali wheels and other options.

          Then, ohhh then… I remembered my Amish pals. I went to the Amish Auction this weekend and they are making the wheels for me!!!!!! It will take 10 days.

          Is that too late? Did you find another alternative?

          xx

  63. Roni says:

    Oh my gosh! You just saved me. I want to change my pantry door. Looked at hardware prices and almost died. I am going to make my own. And your comment about changing things while your spouse is out. That is exactly what I do! Love Love Love it. Roni

  64. Cindy Lewis says:

    Thank you for the lesson on sexy doors and how make a door track system! Love how you explained the whole concept and what our priorities should be (i haven’t brushed hair today yet). We are turning our basement in to a small apartment, so I will need to read all of your post!
    Thank you again,
    Cindylew

    • Hello hello d’er Cindylew…

      Love how you spell your name from your first and last … very cool !! We should be neighbours! We could drink coffee in the morning, plan our door tracks and laugh at our hair. haha!

      Lynne xx

  65. Gloria says:

    I love your blog, your ideas are amazing and you are freaking hilarious!!! Keep it coming girlfriend!!!!

  66. billie redden says:

    I love barn doors and I love your blog. Please keep writing!

    • Hello Billie

      It always baffles me when I sit and contemplate whether or not I should keep writing … and then I receive a comment like yours. YOU INSPIRED ME !! Thank you for shouting out to me. Big love,

      Lynne

  67. Laura Harper says:

    I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed reading your post on “DIY Door Track!” Loved every word! And besides your great writing talent, you have some fantastic ideas, too! Thank you so much for the fun and info. :)

  68. Liz Amran says:

    You are so funny!!! I actually LOLed reading this! You are awesome.

  69. Lorraine Harasymchuk says:

    just wanted to say that i love your blogging and you sound like you’d make the best, funniest, friend ever. i added you to my favorites so i’ll be checking your posts all the time now!!! i’m a welder by trade so i love to mix wood and metal to all my decor, so i loved your tutorials!!

  70. tara says:

    Lynne,

    LOVE your website!
    I agree with you, to buy the whole hardware package, stupidly expensive! I would much rather do it myself.

    I hope to find other great ideas here!

    Tara

    • Hi Tara,

      So true ! The least expensive online option that I have seen is via Reclaimed Hardware Products.

      The DIY for the barn door hardware is super inexpensive. We are currently having some extra wooden wheels made because so many people asking to buy them.

      I will be doing a blog post about that too :)

      If you are signed up here

      http://www.lynneknowlton.com/subscribe/

      you will be the first to be notified.

      Woot woot !!!

      Lynne xx

      • Kristal Hall says:

        I would like to find out if you are selling those wheels for this project yet. I tried looking on you site but couldn’t find them. Thanks!

  71. Carl says:

    I would like to know where you got the wheels for you barn door project. I really like those. Thanks
    Carl

    • Hello Carl,

      We actually made the wheels. To tell you the truth, I have had sooooo many people ask me about the wheels, we are now looking into ways to have them made for sale on the site. Check back with me in the next few weeks and I will let you know how it goes.

      If you subscribe to the blog here http://www.lynneknowlton.com/subscribe/ you will be notified by email when/if they go on sale.

      Cheers!
      Lynne

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  73. Amanda Johnson says:

    That was truly entertaining as well as some great inspiration!! Way to put sexy back into diy!! Cant wait to to give it a shot!! Thanks so much ;)

    • Ha ! Good one Amanda….

      I totally have that song stuck in my head now.

      I might have to add the SEXY BACK music into my DIY videos this summer :)

      Thanks for the inspiration ! LOL

      Lynne

  74. cathy b says:

    It doesn’t seem like reclaimed lumber products has affordable kits. They are all around $200+. Do you have the link to a specific affordable kit and/or is the recommendation out of date?

    • Hi Cathy,

      Other than making the kit on your own, I couldn’t find a super affordable kit on line.

      I found that Reclaimed Lumber Products were the best, lowest price that I could find online.

      Another option is to go to a farm supply store. We have TSC farm supply stores here in Canada that sell the barn door hardware for quite an inexpensive price. ( The track is like the chalkboard door track that you see in this blog post ).

      I think the price would be around $50 or so if you went that route.

      Best of luck and happy shopping …
      Lynne xx

  75. becky mckool says:

    YOU are my new best friend!!! I’ve searched for this forever!! Thought thru it like I was in labor, picturing every possibility. Tried explaining it to some antique dealers……. My famous saying is Oh we could do that in an hour!! haha. THANK YOUUUU

  76. Cindy French says:

    LOVE your DIY barn door hardware!!!! Want to borrow the idea but stuck on how to make the 3″ wheels work on the track???? Did you use two wheels to make each roller? Please share your secrets!!!

    • Hi Cindy,

      It is just one wheel if you can believe it. If you are subscribed to my blog, you will see a blog post tomorrow with a home tour of my place. In that blog post, will be a close up of the wooden wheel. I hope that helps :)

      Lynne
      PS. there are also a bunch of pics of the wheels if you can through my instagram at http://instagram.com/lynneknowlton

      xx

  77. corrie says:

    What fun tutorials!
    Thanks for sharing….we’re converting a 100 year old hand hewn log horse barn into our house….been looking at track systems and I love your design. I am a DIY kinda girl with tools….(and a carpenter husband!)…gonna keep an eye on your blog….cheers.

  78. David says:

    Just my own set of these based on your images. Thanks for the knowledge!

    Here is a cheeky shot of them pre install and a pdf I knocked up to help me get my head around where holes needed drilling etc…

    http://davidsorley.co.uk/hanger/photo.JPG
    http://davidsorley.co.uk/hanger/door-hanger.pdf

    I’m in the UK. For anyone interested I ordered my steel from these guys… http://www.metals4u.co.uk/mild-steel-flat-bar/40mm-x-3mm-mild-steel-flat/50/2263/detail.asp

    and the wheels (I love your wooden ones, but didn’t have the time)… http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/320986479037?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

    peace out,
    David

    • David,

      You are lucky that I don’t live in the UK, because I would run over to your house and smooch you right smack dab on the lips. Your links and drawings rock out loud!!!

      I am putting together a video this summer on this DIY and hope to add PDF drawings like this. Is it okay if I use your drawing in my pdf file?

      You are d’best. Mwah !

      Wait… even better, I could maybe even possibly add this drawing into the blog post for other peeps to see. How about that? Is that okay ? Say yes, and I will double smooch you.

      Lynne xx <— that’s a double smooch

  79. Sandy says:

    I love your site! The commentary is extremely funny! You have a gift. I’ve been looking for a way to divide a room and you are so right – the expense on the hardware is outrageous (and I don’t have a first born..) Lynne, I do think if you have a contractor that makes these components for you. You have an incredible sales opportunity. Just make the kit yourself and sell it on this site! Even if you sold the bars, wheels, bolts and (the thingly that holds the flat bar away from the wall at 1 3/4 inches) for $50 excluding postage – I bet you’d make a mint….Just send m the 3% for coming up with the idea. Good luck to you, you should also put up a disclaimer “People try this at your own Peril – all who enter here- beware DIY = Danger Will Robinson Danger!” Great ideas – Thankyou.

    • Great idea Sandy !

      I need you to come on over to my treehouse and be my business advisor. Ha! You have inspired me. I’m heading over to Amish country this weekend ( we have many Amish who live near us) and see if they can make the wheels for me in their wood working shop.

      I think the metal bars would be wicked difficult to mail, but it may be worth a look.

      I’m doing a video DIY series this summer, and I thought about doing this one on video to really help people. Hmmmm. I’d have to keep the video off of the Amish, but the process could be shared.

      Oh la la. You have my thinking wheels spinning. This is what I love about my bloggy pals. You peeps come up with brilliant ideas. I think I love you. :)

      Lynne
      PS.
      I have cupcakes in the treehouse this summer, if you want to come and hang out :) http://www.lynneknowlton.com/?s=treehouse teehee

  80. CLICKED ON YOUR LINK TO RECLAIMED LUMBER PRODUCTS HOPING TO FIND THE INEXPENSIVE HARDWARE YOU TALKED ABOUT ONLY, TO MY SURPRISE & DISAPPOINTMENT, FOUND THE PRICES TO BE JUST AS EXPENSIVE AS EVERY WHERE ELSE ON THE NET! THANKS FOR BUILDING MY HOPES UP & FOR THE BIG LET-DOWN!

    • Hello Jessie,

      The folks at reclaimed lumber products sell their door tracks for $265 as a complete kit. They also offer the door handle set for free, which saves $50 as well.

      When I searched online, other companies sell their door tracks for $600-$800 for a complete track and the price went up from there.

      Lynne

  81. Heide Johnson says:

    Just a safety addendum – many old, vintage doors have leaded paint (often chipping…) on them. Either have them professionally stripped to remove the leaded paint, or seal them so the paint won’t flake and be a source of contamination. Be especially careful of this if you have young children in the house!

    • Good point Heide !

      Thank you ! Yes, we wore a mask and just did a light sanding outside. We then sealed it.

      For many of our doors, I like the look of the worn out paint etc, so I don’t even sand them. I just give them a good wipe and then seal them. Voila.

      Thanks for your input. It’s a great point ! Safety first :)

      Lynne

  82. Kyle Hightower says:

    Hi Lynne,
    Awesome site and I really love the DIY Barn door hardware.
    I have a question concerning the B D Hardware, how did you make the offset bends for the door brackets?

    • Hey Kyle,

      Our contractor made the bends in his shop. I hope to do video work of the making of these door tracks this summer.

      Just waiting for the snow to melt… it may be 2024 before that happens :)

      Best of luck,

      PS. If you are signed up for the blog

      http://www.lynneknowlton.com/subscribe/

      You will be notified when the DIY videos come out. Woot woot !

      Cheers!
      Lynne

  83. Isabella says:

    Where did you buy the wheel for the barn door slider?

    Did you use an old bed frame for the metal or can u buy that at hardware stores?
    Thanks for posting this, I knew there had to be a way to do this without spending $165.00 to $300.00 for hardware.

    • Hi Isabella,

      My contractor made the wheel but I have seen from other blog post comments here that people have found the wooden wheels online too.

      I think it would be SWEET to make the wheel from a hockey puck too (you may just love that idea!)

      I bet you could use an old bed frame if it was sturdy enough. Good thinking !

      We bought our metal from a local welding shop.

      I hope that helps!
      Lynne xx

  84. I just found 2 awesome vintage doors for my laundry room at a
    Steal but don’t want to spend a fortune getting them hung.
    They need to split versus slide to one side. The doors a very light and approximately 15″ wide and just under 8′ tall. Can you possibly
    Send a shopping list of what’s need to hang these barn door style.

    Regards,
    Cari

    • Hi Cari

      I wish I could help you out with a shopping list but you’d probably end up hanging them upside down and backwards if I gave you a custom list. That’s not my strength. LOL.

      If you contact Titus at Reclaimed Lumber Products sales@reclaimedlumberproducts.com he may be able to help you out with what you would need. I’m not sure if he sells just the parts, but he definitely knows his stuff when it comes to door track hardware.

      The link to his site is in my blog post. He sells the finished track, etc and awesome handles for the doors.

      Cheers!
      Lynne

  85. Devlin says:

    Besides great ideas you pull it off well with funny commentary keeping me laughing while I read.. Thanks for the inspiration it’s off to get in trouble with my tools ;-}

  86. Amy says:

    Hi Lynne! Loved your site. Been looking for an inexpensive way to hang sliding doors. I found these doors on craigslist for $25 bucks (HOme Depot had them for $400) http://www.eriashomedesigns.com/products/sliding-framed-closet-doors/model-2240
    I want to mount them on the wall so they slide rather than swing because I have a very narrow bathroom and closet (the doors now take up way too much space). Paying $25 bucks for the doors made me not want to spend $200 on the hardware. I’m glad I found your page! I’ve already found the wheels at Hobby Lobby for $3.99 (this will hopefully be my project this weekend).

    Question: When you put the two wheels together, are they just tightened onto the flat rail or is there something between them that the rail moves on?

    I also have another “sliding” project in mind that maybe you can help me with. My closet doesn’t have alot of storage space. So I found 2 bookcases on craigslist from IKEA. Not wanting to put them side by side and take up alot of room in the closet, I thought about mounting one to the wall, then mounting a track/sliding system to the other so it can slide back and forth in front of the other one. I want to attach a “rail” to the front of each shelf and use them as shoe shelving (someone did this as an Ikea hack.. here: http://www.howtodiyright.com/diy-shoe-rack/) I want to go a step further and put one of the shoe racks on a track to maximize space in the closet. It would look similar to this except this one has a bottom track and I’m not sure how you would make that.
    http://www.archiproducts.com/en/products/56156/wall-mounted-bookcase-rima-raumplus.html

    Do you think the sliding door track system would work for a bookcase? It would either have to mount to the bookcase that it will be sliding in front of or I would have to use a track on the ceiling. Since it will also be heavy, I’m thinking I’d either need a rail on the bottom so it doesn’t fall or maybe add casters onto the bottom to help it slide? Any thoughts or ideas?

    Thanks in advance and love your ideas!!

  87. John Ruppert says:

    You are the best. And very helpful. I just would not want to reside inside your head. Ha.

  88. Jocelyne Lemieux says:

    Love your querky sense of humor.

  89. Carol Stockham says:

    You rock!

  90. Deb says:

    Love this site.

  91. Maria Rowe says:

    You are hysterical! I’m definitely doing the barn door. I’ll let you know how it goes! Cheers

  92. kathy ann says:

    Love your expressionality … remodeling an old farm house and historic barn of course needing lots of tips and tricks and on the fly–cheep cheep! Thanks for your devotion Lynne

    • Thanks soooo much !! You’re right, remodelling an old farm house and barn does need some tricks and tricks along the way.

      We did the same tricks for our treehouse and they are so handy !

      Cheers!
      Lynne xx

  93. Lisa says:

    I love your enthusiasm! This was a wonderful posting. I have been wanting a track door for my guest bathroom for a long time. Maybe now I’ll actually do it.

  94. Patty O'Toole says:

    Thanks for the info on the DIY hanging barn door. I couldn’t afford anything found on the internet…. then I found you. Yea! This door is going into my new pottery studio (in an old 10 x 12 shed) – I needed one that would simply slide out of the way. THANKS!

    • So sweet Patty !

      I’ve seen some doors made for studios with the barn hardware from the local farm supply store (like the one in my blog post, by my friends with the chalkboard doors).

      The studio doors that I have seen were also made with old tin roofing as an accent. So purrrrrty.

      Cheers!
      Lynne xx

  95. Amy Sjolander says:

    Stumbled upon your page. Now obsessed. Will send pics of my project when it’s complete. You’re SHAMAZING!!

  96. Paula says:

    Love love love this!!!

  97. Erin says:

    What is spacer between wood wheels?

    • The wood wheel is simply carved out with a slat so that it will run along the track.

      I hope that helps answer your question. If not, write again… and I can add more details.

      Cheers!
      Lynne

  98. downhome says:

    It is completely random that we stumbled upon this blog but such a small world as we are near Owen Sound as well!! We have a door being made as we speak and just wondering if you had any success with the flat door track at Home Hardware using the link that was provided by another responder?

    • Very cool !!! You are officially the CLOSEST blog commenter in the history of ever on the bloggy.

      Woot woot !

      You know, I haven’t tried the home hardware track/supplies yet. My friend who has the chalkboard doors in the blog post has used them and loved them.

      My fave is Dan Duquette. He is a local guy about 20 minutes south of Owen Sound. He makes EPIC stuff with a blow torch and welding awesomeness :)

      xx

  99. Afshin says:

    Hello Everyone!
    Many many thanks for your great posts and specially to Lynne!
    My question is about the bottom of the Barn Door! do you recommend to put two wheels on it? also is there any mechanism behind the door to prevent it from swinging?
    Cheers,
    Afshin, Canada, Ontario, Mississauga

    • Hello Afshin,

      To tell you the truth, I don’t have any wheels on the BOTTOM of the door. There is a little stopping mechanism at the base of the door, so that it keeps it tight to the wall and stops it, but that is it. Very simple :)

      Cheers !

      PS. You are in Mississauga ? I am just near Owen Sound. We are a couple of hours away from each other (almost neighbours, by Canadian standards LOL)

  100. Frank says:

    So the wooden wheels are custom made? Well that wood be sad. I mean I was ready to hop in the Flex and head to Home Depot. Are there any alternative wheels I could use? Also, the metal bar you use that comes off the wheel and screws to the door, did you bend it of buy it bent? Thanks so much.

    • Hey Frank,

      Yes we had to custom make our wheels (just based on where we live, there isn’t a lot of selection to shop & we got creative)

      Some readers have made their wheels from hockey pucks, wheels from laundry lines and even the wheels from the pulleys at their gym work out stations.

      You can also buy metal and wood wheels online.

      Hope that helps !
      Lynne

  101. Chloe says:

    Hey Lynne~~ what a brilliant idea! I brought some chinese screens to use as my barn doors and wondering if i can use curtain rods as my barn door hardware? Cuz they just look like they might work?

  102. doorhandle says:

    Great collection of door hardware which delivers the new look to your house and will enhance the sight of the house.

  103. Moyra says:

    I’m all about budgets, http://www.rwhardware.com/ has these door tracks for $43! In Canada no less! We’re pricey up here with 13% sales tax on top of purchases.! Sold at Home Hardware … http://www.homehardware.ca/en/rec/index.htm/Hardware/Farm-Supplies/Sldg-Barn-Dr-Trk-Sys/Flat/Tracks/6-Flat-Door-Track-with-Brackets/_/N-ntjmm/No-24/R-I5213610?Num=0#

    Love the chaulk board too, is that the Rustoleum chaulkboard paint?

    • Hi Moyra !

      Very cool !! I’m in Canada too, so I am heading to Home Hardware this week to check it out ! Thanks for sharing.

      I’m not sure what brand of chalkboard paint that my friend Jill used on her chalkboard. There are so many great brands out there. You can even make your own.

      Cheers!
      Lynne

  104. carol clark says:

    hi– cool site…. love the DYI doors… I have a quick question about one of the doors you have on your site. I have been looking for a by-pass stainless set for a room divider and have not had much luck. Any chance you know where the hardware is from on the chalk board doors? I love the idea of using old doors too. thanks of your ideas and help. greatly appreciated! cheers carol clark

    • Sure thing Carol,

      That hardware is from a farm supply store called TSC. It is the actual hardware that farmers use to hang barn doors. It is very inexpensive (as in around $50) and works like a charm.

      It is a great look, isn’t it?

      Cheers and happy shopping !
      Lynne

      PS. Not sure where you live, but our local farm supply stores also sell the best Canadian maple syrup evvvvah. I’d buy that too if you get the chance. xx

  105. Rose says:

    Love the DIY tutorial111 Sounds like you would be a blast to take on projects with lol….lol….lol!

  106. Sal says:

    How did your contractor make the wheels? We have the material to make them but are trying to figure out assembly…please help.

  107. Lilly says:

    Looking for barn door system that hangs from ceiling for a fabric design board that will be floor to ceiling. Seen anything like that in your travels?

  108. Bentley Parker says:

    Sharing the love from Alabama, thought you could share with all the Lynne followers if you wanted. When you look at the materials here, it does not take long to figure out, somebody’s making some money on these kits. You can go to Tractor Supply, the are national, and go to section for actually putting up a real barn door! This is good, bc most likely your door is not heavier than an actual door that goes on a barn to keep those horses inside! They have 8, 10, 12 foot tracks in silver! They also have round and square. You want the square, bc the wheel attaches better to the inside. The 8 foot ones are 29$, yahooooo! Then they have a box of wheels, 2 to a pack, which is 59$ this wheel goes up inside the railing, so you don’t even have to attach anything to your beautiful door and costs less! Then all you need is brackets! I think it’s safe to put one every 2 feet, but the good news is…….. They cost 6.00$ So, do the math! 84$ if all goes according to plan! I’ll send pics later if you want. Oh yea, if you don’t want silver, you can spray paint with black or another color, made to spray on iron. Bc the door is attached to the inside, it won’t rub paint off, when it is rolled!

    • Holy Batman Bentley,

      Great minds think alike. I just wrote about spraying the track black BEFORE I read this comment. We are brilliant, aren’t we? hahahaaa. Do you have a link for your awesome find?? Maybe you put it in the comment already, but my blog might have booted it out. If you get stuck sharing the link, email me :) I’m at lynne@lynneknowlton.com :)

      Cheers!!!
      Lynne

      PS. you rock out loud.

  109. Bentley Parker says:

    Thank you for replying! You have fans all over the map. I’ll go today and see what I can find. If I buy online, the hardware will cost more than my beautiful doors, lol. I did locate a source in the Outwater plastics catalog, that may come out cheaper, depending on the parts I have to buy. I tend to go simple, so as not to take away from the door. Farm store I checked only had silver. Pine doors look better with black, I think bc hardware is black on door. I’ll let you know how Outwater turns out. If you are not familiar with them, they have awesome architectural stuff, you can share with the passé! Thank you again.

    • Thanks Bentley,

      I’d love to hear more about Outwater. I have never heard of them. I am prepping another DIY barn door hardware blog post for the new year… so that could be handy for then! I am still slowing {sneaking} doors into our house. hahaha. Shhhh.

      I wonder if there is a way to spray paint the silver ones from the farm supply stores and make them black? Hmmm. Hey, if cars can be painted, why not door hardware? LOL. I can’t wait to see how your doors/hardware turn out.

      Have you seen some of the other blog comments where readers made their wheels from hockey pucks? So cool!

      Talk soon :)
      Lynne

  110. Bentley Parker says:

    Ok, so sorry, i just read previous comments and im sorry i asked thesame question for the 1,000 time. How fun is this site, and i love how you make unfun things fun. I would say on your advertisement page, yourcontractor should sell this stuff! My husband is a contractor, and im a decorator, and we don’t have a clue how to do it. I guess the real question is how does paying someone to make this, with the added time of running all over town, compare to ordering one. Who sells darker pieces of metal that would cut them? Im not sure they wiuld have a clue at home depot? Im trying to Kiss, but i must be stupider than most, bc im not sure even what to ask them for?

    • That would be so cool to advertise my contractor, but the truth is ~ it is expensive to ship and co-ordinate all the goods. It is less expensive to source it locally for yourself and do the same thing that I did or buy from the online store that I linked in the post (they had the best price that I could find online).

      For us, we live in the countryside in Ontario so the cost of a contractor is considerably less than in the city. The cost of living is lower in this neck of the woods. That is a nice advantage and ALMOST makes up for the 1 hour drive to have to go and buy a loaf of bread. LOL.

      Dark metal : We just used the raw metal with nothing on it. It seems pretty dark without doing much of anything with it. The ones that are sold at farm supply stores like TSC are super inexpensive ( like $50 ) but are much shinier and much more basic. As a decorator, you could definitely have some fun with that one. The look is quite funky for some applications.

      I think you are right. Home depot and big box stores are too ‘in the box’ for this one. I would stick with local welding shops, local contractor and farm supply stores that sell barn door hardware.

      I hope that helps !!

      Write to me again, if it doesn’t :)

      Cheers!!
      Lynne xx

  111. Bentley Parker says:

    I got so excited reading your blog, bc i bought all old doors for my house without knowing how much the roller hardware was. I have 5 to buy, but really more, bc some are double doors. But, when i pulled up your door site, the hardware kits are 270$ Where in the world do you get all this stuff, that is so specific. I don’t think hardware stores will do this?

    • Hiya !

      I bet the old doors for your digs are epic! They have such character, don’t they? Some online stores for barn door hardware can run up to about $700. I was thrilled when I found one for $270 to buy. I found the site AFTER we made our door hardware :)

      Where you can get the stuff is a local welding shop. They have all the pieces and bits and bobs and the ability to cut and bend all the awesomeness together.

      I see your other comment. On my way there now too :)

      Cheers !!
      Lynne

  112. Nancy says:

    Where on earth did you find 3″ flat wheels. I have looked at Stockade and they only have 2 1/2″ flat….everything else is contoured. Next question is how did you bend your metal. I have no heat source strong enough to bend metal. Let me know cause I love your doors and also love to save money.

    • Nancy,

      I was lucky enough to have a contractor who cut out my 3″ wheels and did the metal bending. I WISH I personally had those super powers. Do you have any farm supply stores near you? Like TSC stores? (or maybe one online) They sell metal wheels and door tracks for barn doors too and they are super inexpensive.

      Good luck (and merry HOHo)

      Lynne xx

  113. Amy says:

    Ooh, I was thinking make the wooden wheels using a 3″ hole saw on your drill! They would even already have the hole drilled in the middle.

  114. patty says:

    Where can you find the wheels? The only thing I have been able to find are toy wheels and chair castors. Thank you.

    • Hi Patty,

      I haven’t bought my wheels online, but many readers have and they put their links in the comment section. We had our wooden wheels made by our contractor. You can also make them from funky recycled materials like hockey pucks. I haven’t tried that one yet, but other readers have. Coolio idea !

      Cheers!
      Lynne

  115. Lori says:

    Great site! We are assembling our own DIY door track and purchased a 10′ steel rail for $3 at our local steel guy’s shop. He cut it for us with bolt cutters. We are going to try using it even though it is only 1/2″ wide, 1/8″ thick. We’ll see if it bends. We are also going to try a dado in the top of our door to stick a pulley-wheel into the center of the door, held with nuts and bolts thru the door, so the weight is even. Our door will only be 3/4″thick, homemade, T & G panels with trim. Two pulley-wheels were like $6 each and 4 metal “straps” were $2 each. So we’ve spent about $25 and still need to buy the right lags and bolts. Will let you know how it works. Thanks for this site! Lori

  116. chanda says:

    Hello
    Are these materials available at the Hardware Store? What about the wood wheels? Where did you find those?
    Also, how did you create the bend in the 12 inch flat rods?
    Thanks!

    • Hi Chanda,

      My contractor made the bend in the flat rods. I am thinking it would be cool to VIDEO him on the next round. Now that would be coolio !!

      These materials wouldn’t be available at a small hardware store but a big box store would likely carry them. Speaking of hardware stores, we can buy door track hardware (typically meant for barn doors) at TSC supply stores. They are quite inexpensive too. It is a much more basic look but it does the trick at a low price.

      Cheers!
      Lynne

  117. Rosalee says:

    Ok…am I totally dense? I see all the info I need except where in creation you get 3inch round wood wheels??? Curious minds want to know

    • Rosalee Helmer says:

      Hello again…
      After I posted this I did a search on wood wheels…you can find them everywhere!!! Below is one example!! :) http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/370200670455?lpid=82
      I found the most selection at website that sell parts to make kids toys!! Yipeeee!

      • Hi Rosalee,

        Great research! I was just about to answer your question, and you beat me to it. LOL.

        My contractor actually made the wheels on his own. I have seen a few people post in the comments that they searched out wooden wheels on line and bought them that way. Some even made their wheels from hockey pucks! Okay, they must be Canadian like me. We have a lot of hockey pucks around here.

        Ha !

        Cheers !
        Lynne

  118. Pete says:

    Perhaps the pictures are deceiving, but is that flat bar really only 1/8″, and not actually 1/4″? Would also think the thinner metal would “cut” through the wooden wheel over time with a heavy door pulling down

    • Hi Pete,
      I just went and re-measured (you had me wondering) and it is in fact 1/8 th inch..
      Note : The wooden wheel cut out is 1/4 inch thickness.

      We have never had an issue with the bar cutting through the wheel, even though it is a very heavy door.

      Cheers,
      Lynne

  119. Hi Lynn, I was searching for barn door hardware…. yes, you’ve totally been there/done that! Now I don’t have to recreate the wheel…. HaHa No pun intended…. Wow! Love your post, its so fun! love the pictures— where did you get that amazingly awesome knob and latch hardware? Was it on the door when you found it? I just found a new-to-me salvage shop in town ( live near Atlanta Georgia) and OMG!!! so many doors so little time! (one door still had all the Disney princess and flower stickers from its previous owner) :-) Bought four old doors all with windows on top and 3 panels below, a couple still had hardware– BONUS. I’m going to use two of them together as closet doors. I built a closet into a knee wall space in my house and wanted to do the sliding door thing…. so happy you shared these great images and experiences!! Keep Hangin! Shannon

    • Hi Shannon,

      Yes.. we got lucky and it was already on the door. Not all of the old doors that we have come with door knobs and cool stuff. So… I hunt them down at salvage shops and auctions and stuff. They are usually the things at the bottom of the box. You have to dig deep. LOL.

      LOVE your idea for the closet doors. Good thing I don’t live near you. I’d steal those doors from you. haha !

  120. Emma Bell says:

    OMG can’t believe I just found this! I just bought this from http://www.realslidinghardware.com. If I would have seen this I might have tried making it!!

    BTW, glad my walls can’t talk either…especially the bedroom walls…LOL!!

    • Hi Emma,

      I checked out the link to real sliding hardware too… and the video was kinda cool showing how they do the whole process. I would love to do a video like that in AMISH country where we live and show the making of the door tracks. So fun! I will have to sneak the video camera in my pocket. haha!

  121. Sam Leone says:

    OOps, meant to address last post to Lynne…
    Have a question…
    Going to attempt to put a barn door going into my laundry room (ours fell off the hinges and is tight space there) so thought this would be a great idea, not to mention, I’ve wanted one for a zillion years!
    Do I have to remove the molding from around my doorway? Or can I leave it up?
    Thanks,
    Sam

    • Hi Sam,

      I have a couple of these doors up at my house (one door at a time, LOL)… and one has trim and one doesn’t.

      The one with the trim, has a wide solid wood trim and the track sits on top of it, so the trim doesn’t get in the way.

      Both of our doors are mounted on a solid strong surface. Because the doors are so heavy, we wanted to be sure that they were on solid.

      Great idea to put it into a laundry space. This style of door is a real space saver.

      Cheers,
      Lynne

  122. Sam Leone says:

    Fran,
    Have a question…
    Going to attempt to put a barn door going into my laundry room (ours fell off the hinges and is tight space there) so thought this would be a great idea, not to mention, I’ve wanted one for a zillion years!
    Do I have to remove the molding from around my doorway? Or can I leave it up?
    Thanks,
    Sam

  123. Mike says:

    What a creative spirit you have! Enjoyed browsing thru your sliding door presentation. Just trying to gain insight on hanger systems to help a friend. Thanks for sharing! Mike

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  125. Fran says:

    Kinda seem to be glossing over some details here …
    – I notice your door hanger is flat bar stock bent to an offset. What is the offsetting and does it depend on the door thickness? Was it bent with heat or a vice or something else?
    – It looks like the wheel center bolts are ground down? How does the nut stay on then? Tack welded?
    – Wood strikes me as quiet, but a poor choice as it would likely crack in the groove. How long have you had yours up and have they held up.
    I suspect you paid you contractor as much as the door hardware would otherwise cost in a kit, unless he’s unusually inexpensive.

    • Hello Fran,

      Yes, the offsetting depends on the door thickness. It has to be able to catch the door, so the thickness should accommodate that.

      After the nut is put on the bolt and attached tightly, the bolt is then cut to size… leaving about 3/4 inch of the bolt exposed.

      The wood has been excellent and quiet. We have had ours up for about 2 years and it holds a very heavy vintage door.

      I do live in the countryside in the middle of nowhere in Canada, so yes… the cost of labour is less expensive than in the city.

      Most door hardware is very expensive to buy. If you have a look at the link in the blog post, I have linked to a very affordable door hardware company to help my readers out.

      Lynne

  126. Kris Koppy says:

    Make your own wooden wheels out of oak plank. Cut the wheels with a saber saw and then put a grove in the wheel with a table saw. The metal banding is easily purchased at your local hardware store. All of it can be purchased for less than $30 bucks. Make your own door with pallets or tongue and grove siding.

    • Brilliant ideas Kris and soooo true. You can make the wheels etc so inexpensively if you have the tools. I have had others write to me and say they made their wheels from hockey pucks too. Cool huh?

      Cheers!
      Lynne

  127. James Williams says:

    I have soooo been looking for a door hanging idea on the web. I went to my local hardware stores in Alaska and come to find out…..they do not carry any here…nice. Needless to say every kit I have found would cost a second mortgage. I finally came across your article and I do believe I can make it a reality! Thank you sooooo much for this wonderful idea, you have saved my sanity and possibly my marriage lol. ;-)

    James

  128. lance says:

    dammit! anyone who knows me knows i’m a project hound.. dammit. (did i say that, already?) it’s not as if i don’t already have a natural fertilizer-load of projects, uh, projected. and then… and then, here you are. thanks. thanks a whole heck of a lot. dammit! there; i said it.
    (ok; ok. really: thanks. very cool! i think i’ll make some more doorways just for these doors. or maybe i’ll remove the doors i already have. or maybe i’ll build a pond, and crochet a gazebo… wanna help?)

  129. denis says:

    was planning on buying expensive hardware but now having second thoughts
    about DIY thanks for the inspiration

  130. dafrah says:

    Hi!
    I love this and want to make one in our new home. I may have totally missed it, but how much did it cost you to do this DIY?
    Thanks!

    • Oh darn Dafrah,

      Good question. I didn’t add up the costs, but I know they weren’t a whole heck of a lot for the materials.

      The basic materials aren’t expensive, but the labour costs can add up if you aren’t doing it on your own.

      The time it takes to cut the wheels, etc can be time consuming but the look is soooo gorgy gorgeous :)

      Lynne xx

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  132. Kris says:

    Love this tutorial- planning to do the hardware and Barn door all by myself now! I just had to leave comment to say I love your humor and witty way of writing this- had me cracking up at 4 a.m. in my bed trying to not wake up my babies and hubby. So I signed up to get a regular dose of your great finds and a belly laugh at the rest.

    • Ahhhhh Schmankkkks Kris !!

      4 am ?! I hope you got back to sleep. :) I do the same thing, (THANK YOU….grh…. hot flashes and menopause) haha… but it is nice to be entertained in the middle of night.

      If you can’t sleep, then why not have some fun?

      Have a beautiful rest of the weekend,
      Lynne xx

  133. Mark W. Scharff says:

    I love your site, and your outlook on life. Too many folks have forgotten how much fun it is to be creative, funky, and design things that match their personality. I too love sliding doors, besides the fact that they take up so less room. Thanks again-I’m off to hang a slider on my new shop door (most of my materials come from a Habitat for Humanity Restore).
    Peace be with you, Mark
    pS My Mother died of cancer when I was 20, so I too am a survivor. Love

    • Hey Mark

      The shop door with reclaimed doors from habitat for humanity sounds über cool !!!

      I bet you can find some super unique ones there… and what a great cause !! LOVE it.

      I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your Momma. Cancer is a ‘you-know-what-errrh’

      Much love right back atcha,
      Lynne xx

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  135. Wendy says:

    Hi Lynne Love this concept. Re-doing utility and bathroom downstairs off of our recroom. I am wanting to do this barn door effect but I looking to have these barn style doors close off my storage that will be open to the hall going to the bathroom. I will need at least 3 of these doors across my storage space and need each one of them to allow complete access. Can you help me with this?

  136. Lester says:

    Just love the old barn door look of there doors. I have a large door opening beween my parlor and dinning room,there is were I want my track doors.
    .But I have come up with my own plan,, hang a 2″x 4″ grooved out the center so a 3/4″ conduit pipe will fit same size as two-by. at each end 1/8″ by 1 1/2″ flat stock as the stopper. Your idea for flat stock from the pulley wheel, but I’m useing a closeline pulley to roll on my conduit pipe.Amen.

  137. Melanie says:

    Thanks so much for your post! Wondering if I can go smaller than a 3 inch wooden wheel? I want to do one in a basement, and inches are precious.
    Thanks,
    Melanie

  138. Jaya says:

    Just stumbled upon your blog and I absolutely adore this post! I want to convert our conventional (aka “boring”) laundry room door to a track-style to capture lost space inside the small(-ish) room. Your instructions and photos are clear–your wit and real-talk are refreshing, too! Oh, bother–it looks like the hardware site is down at the moment…I’ll hope it’s back online soon. Love me some barn-door DIY!

  139. Christine says:

    OMG you are FABULOUS. What a happy surprise stumbling onto this blog! Ok, we are going to attempt DIY sliding doors. Your directions are by far the simplest out there I could find. I like the site you linked to for the hardware, but it’s still more than I’d like to spend. To do this myself, I’ve got just one question for you – step #4 above – where did you find these “flat bar hanger brackets” that have an offset bend at the wheel? These are key and I can’t find them! And a aside – does your door roll smoothly on just that little track?

    THANK YOU!!!
    Christine

    • Hi Christine !
      Glad you love the site. I hope you subscribed. Then I will kiss you :) Did I just scare you? The flat bar hanger brackets are just the same bar that we used for the bar that the door rolls along. It is a flat bar that is bent. It is so simple (according to people who weld and bend things). LOL. It is just a slight bend. If you need more details, you can email me at lynne@lynneknowlton.com and I can send you photos.

      Yes, the door rolls very smoothly along the track. Hard to believe, but it really does. It is like a functioning piece of art. It looks pretty and it functions brilliantly.

      Cheers!
      Lynne

  140. Maxie Anderson says:

    Love your site.! So glad I found it by mistake. Love the doors and hopefully I can make one. I want to do this to a pantry door. HOW COOLIO…………

    Maxie

  141. Love your website. Love your sense of humor and passion. I’m signing on !!

    • Ahhhhhh shucks Leslie

      I am totally doing the happy dance. Can you see me? LOL.

      My dog thinks I am nuts now :)

      Thanks for signing on to the blog. I am thrilled!!

      I hope you enjoy !!

      Lynne xx

  142. wesley rapciewicz says:

    Hi i loved the tutorial. I am going to attempt this for a pantry door. Just curious if you could tell me where to get the hardware at? I would really appreciate it. thanks again.

    • Hi Wesley
      I added a link into the post of an awesome barn door hardware supplier. If you click on the link in the post, you can buy directly from Titus. He has great hardware.

      Another option is to make your own. I have bought the hardware from our local farm supply stores for barn doors. It is not very fancy, but it does the trick too.

      Cheers!
      Lynne

  143. Laurie Grant says:

    My husband and I are making our door and the hardware. One place suggested the metal wheel out of a pulley, however we are now considering the wooden wheels. Where do you get the hardware that fits inside your wooden wheel? What is that called? Love the details! Thank you!

    • Hi Laurie,
      In my head, I answered your question. Today, I realized that I didn’t put those thoughts on ‘paper’ to you. Whoops.

      *Insert more coffee*

      My contractor bought the hardware that fits inside the wheels. I think it is a washer of some sort. We shop at our local TSC farm supply store and they sell wheels for barn door hardware too. They are quite inexpensive but not too fancy dancy.

      Let me know how it goes ! :)

      Lynne

  144. Linda says:

    Love the site, made barn door before but the hardware was a lot chunkier. Love your tongue and cheek. So glad I found your blog.

  145. Billie says:

    What a beautiful blog you have created and a wonderfully instructional post about barn doors. I recently posted an article on my blog about barn doors ( http://billiemakesahome.info/?p=299 ) and you my friend have provided me with even more inspiration to create a barn door.
    Thanks
    Billie

  146. Wendy says:

    I just found your blog and I LOVE IT you are very funny and you made me laugh out loud. I t was like talking to my sister. Thank you!

    • Hi Wendy!
      I need a sister. Like a legit real sister to laugh with. LOL. I have a brother. He rocks out loud… but there is no way that he will wear a skirt and sip wine with me while snorting laughs out of our noses. Want to be adopted? Lynne xx

  147. Veronica says:

    Just wondering where you got the wooden wheels and the flat iron. Building a house and LOVE LOVE LOVE your directions for the doors!!

    • Colleen Greeley says:

      I absolutely love your site and that I found it at just the right time. Your instructions for making sliding doors are amazing. One question, where did you find the supplies? Did you shop at a big box store, local hardware etc.?

  148. vangie says:

    So where did you get the flat metal?

    • Hi Vangie !
      I recently found a company called reclaimed lumber products … http://www.reclaimedlumberproducts.com/product/barn-door-hardware-rlp-flat-track They sell the flat track ! Woot woot !
      Lynne :)

      • Mikie says:

        hi lyn,
        i am just looking for a simple rail and pulley for a small door in the back of my workshop that won’t get jammed-up by winter soil erosion. Everything seems so over-done and expensive.
        Can u help me?
        luv,
        Mike

        ps:
        Did you have cancer?
        I am confused about your website;
        are you just into hanging doors or is there another motive?

        • Hi Mike,
          A simple rail and pulley for a small door could be found at farm supply stores. A lot of farmers use them on their workshop doors on barns. They are quite inexpensive, and not fancy looking… but for a workshop door it sounds like what you would be looking for.
          As far as my website goes.. it is a design and lifestyle site. I write about DESIGNING a LIFE that is inspiring and full of positive energy :)
          I have not had cancer, but most of my family has, so that is why I write so much about that too. You can see more here : http://www.lynneknowlton.com/dear-cancer-i-hate-you-and-i-thank-you-2/
          My husband (his name is MIKE too!) has cancer. I like to write about cancer since soooo many people are affected by it. Even though my site was originally designed for design inspiration and ideas, I write about other things too that are just a part of life :) I hope you enjoy!
          Lynne

  149. J David Baldinelli says:

    Hi There & Greetings—-thanks for your site. Have been looking to make an under deck storage for snow blower,lawn mower,lawn chairs. Needed to close in to keep out rain-snow etc. Sliding doors–by passing would be ideal to allow easy access in winter and eliminate snow shoveling. Was getting frustrated trying to find affordable hardware, pricey as you say when located. Now THANKS to You, I’m on a search to come up with a make my own. Sometimes all one needs is a push in the right direction–except when building bridges. Again Thanks. America-First-Last-Forever-Now-Then-Always All The Best J David

    • Hey David,
      That’s a great idea for using a sliding door for a storage area. Do you get a ton of snow in your area too? Crazy winters! Let me know how it turns out. I may just try to do the same. All this time I have been putting sliding glass doors on the INTERIOR of our house and totally forgot to even put them outside.LOL.
      Cheers,
      Lynne

  150. Almost too much fun. I am on a door project and this is the way, the truth and the light. And it was fun to read even if I was simply engineering the top off a beer.

  151. Jenny Yasi says:

    I really enjoyed this. I agree, sliding barn style doors totally turn me on. Can’t wait to do it to the doors I’ve already collected. Too bad you weren’t nearby, I’d give you some of my extras.

    • Jenny !….I think you should move nearby and bring me all your old doors. I would love to have a neighbour like you. I wouldn’t have to steal the doors from any more local farmers. LOL. xx

  152. Rachel says:

    You are hilarious! And awesome! I love old doors, especially ones on tracks! When we eventually buy a house, I totally plan to put them everywhere! Thanks for the tutorial! Can’t wait to do it myself!

    Rachel from FarMorePrecious.com

  153. Laurie Ann Cully says:

    OMG! Remodeling my stepson’s room so he can perm move in before college. My daughter just closed on a 250 year old house and “oh, mom. There are some old doors in the shed…Want them?” The picture of cool sliding doors instead of curtains popped into my head at 4 am during my nightly insomnia. When I googled how to possible put them up, I never even thought of the barn door concept (city girl). Came across your sight and have spent the last hours laughing out loud. I was actually saying out loud (in my head) “how am I going to do this withoout my husband catching on?” Then read your exact comment! Thanks for making me laugh.
    I also have only 1 friend!

    • Yay Laurie !!
      We can start a self help group of women with one friend. LOL !!! You and I can go together. With our one friend. hahahaha! Glad you loved the DIY tutorial ! Many hugs, many laughs….right back atcha. xo

      Cheers!!
      Lynne xx

  154. Art says:

    Love the doors. I get how to do the flat bar part of your tut. But how or where did you get the wooden wheels.

    • Hey Art
      You can buy the wheels on line (some of my blog readers have added links to purchase wooden and /or metal wheels…in the comment section of this post.

      Another option is to buy them from Dan Duquette. He has the wheels made by the local Amish and can ship them to you.

      Here’s his email addy : duke@bmts.com

      Cheers! Lynne

  155. stacy daniel says:

    GREAT JUST WHAT I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR….CAN’T WAIT TO GET MY HUSBAND TO START ON PLANS…..APPRECIATE THE PLANS!

  156. Lexie says:

    Are you my mother?

    • Ha Lexie
      It’s possible. I checked out your blog and you are a hoot. Then I saw your bandaid tattoo and thought – nope – we can’t be related. I am way to chicken shit for a tattoo.

      Keep bloggin! Love your style !
      Lynne

  157. Jeanine says:

    Really cool stuff. Getting ready to hang two “barn doors” in our house and your information is really helpful! ( and your comments quite entertaining and refreshing)

  158. scott says:

    I LOVE your DIY barn door hardware!!

    I’ve spent the last hour on the web hunting wooden wheels like you used and I canlt find ANY! Any suggestions as to where to get them?

    Also, did you have the flat bar hangers built for you or did you find them already offset?

    I can’t wait to hear from you! I’m ready to start building.

    Thanks!

    Scott

    P.S. Glad you guys kicked cancer’s ass! My 31 year old daughter-in-law wasn’t able to.

    God Bless!

    • Hi Scott

      Thanks for checking out the barn door hardware. Our friend Dan Duquette can get the wooden wheels made by the local Amish. His email addy is duke@bmts.com . I noticed that another reader left a link in the comments with wheels that they found on line. I haven’t tried that yet. Looks like there are lots of options. Metal ones, wooden ones. If you find some on line, let me know… I would love to see how they turn out as well.

      I am sooooooooo sorry to hear about the loss of your daughter in law. That is far far far too young for anyone to leave this earth. It breaks my heart. Much love to you and your family.

      Lynne xx

  159. Brenda says:

    Wow! What great information! Definitely marking it as a favorite! I want a barn door for every room in my new house! I think I can find plenty of old doors in this town! Thank you again! I agree with Kristie, I think you and I would get along famously!

  160. kristie says:

    I have really enjoyed reading this post. your sense of humor is so much like my own that reading along I could just SEE what you were saying. I do so many projects that I may have ADD Remodeling condition. I design things as I go along. I have just discovered Pintrest……I now realize I’m not as smart as I thought I was. lol.

    Well thank you for your post.

    • Hhahahaaha Kristie !

      You are not alone :) It is so fun to have ADD remodelling condition. So funny !! My husband hides my credit card when he sees that ‘look’ in my eyes. haha !

      Isn’t pinterest dangerous living ? So inspiring !!! Love it. I have found so many great blogs from pinterest. LOVE it !

      Cheers !!
      Lynne

  161. Mike says:

    Wow Lynne!!!
    All of these sexual references made my Levi’s rise off the floor about 8 inches!!!
    Great ideas…love your tracks.
    Mike

  162. Rebecca Labinpuno says:

    its was soooo beautiful you really give me an idea!!!!I have plans to redo my door in my bedroom and its give a brilliant idea!!!!

  163. sarah smile says:

    love this site

  164. bianca says:

    you are hilarious. you entertained me, gave me a great idea and i love your writing style, it’s so real.
    cheers bianca

    • Thanks so much Bianca !

      Glad you love my blog. It is so much easier to keep things real in life, isn’t it?

      Life isn’t about rainbows and unicorns, but I sure try to have a laugh along the way.

      Cheers to you !!
      Lynne

  165. barry says:

    she’s smart, crafty, and sexy!!

  166. Ruth Rolland says:

    Cool site. Exactly what I was looking for and more. Beat cancer, I did! I will check your site often.

    Ruthi

  167. Georiga Harden says:

    This blog rocks. I have old doors in my equipment shed. I’m gonna count them when I get home to make sure they are all still there. all kidding aside, I do want to change out the exterior doors on my barn. This has helped with me details I need to get it done.
    Thanks

    • Thanks for the blog rocks compliment !! Glad you love the door DIY !

      You have a barn ? Aren’t they gorgeous ? I love using our barn for parties. It sure is easy to hammer a nail in the boards to hang a picture. LOL.

      Cheers !
      Lynne x

  168. Alan Hartt says:

    Found these metal wheels that may help if you are using heavy doors:

    http://www.zorotools.com/g/00057010/k-G2330867?utm_source=google_shopping&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Google_Shopping_Feed&kw={keyword}&gclid=CMvM1sKxorYCFaI-MgodQCcANw

    • Hey Alan
      The metal wheels look super cool ! Let me know if you buy some and if they look great. I would totally think about buying those as well. Love ‘em !

      Cheers !
      Lynne

  169. Alan Hartt says:

    Thank you Lynne very much for the design above…can’t wait to use it on the building I am working on for my art studio and my wife’s sewing studio…It’s called “Da Barn” so very suiting…
    THANKS,
    Alan

  170. Delmy says:

    I found this website that sells wheels but not sure if they will work for this project…

    http://www.americanwoodcrafterssupply.com/wooden-products/wheels-axle-pegs.htm

  171. K says:

    Hi Lynne,
    Great post! Did you buy your hardware and wheels somewhere or did Dan make all of that for you? I have craved these doors for a year now. I too am addicted to Pinterest!
    -K

    • Hi K
      The doors and hardware are gorgeous aren’t they ? No, I didn’t buy these anywhere because they are so dang expensive to buy. I had them made by a local contractor. He is no longer available to make more door tracks and wooden wheels, so Dan stepped up to the plate and offered to make them for me. He teaches welding at a local college and has his own welding shop so he was perfect for the job. He also lives amongst the Amish and can have the wooden wheels made by local Amish. Coolio, huh?

      Oh my, pinterest is dangerously fun, isn’t it? What’s your pinterest user name? I can follow you :)

      Cheers !
      Lynne

  172. Candice says:

    Before I stumbled across this page, I thought I had to keep my passionate love for sliding barn doors a secret. Now I am confident enough to stand on my front lawn & shout, ‘Sliding Barn Doors are Da Bomb Diggity Bomb!’ We are building a new home & one of my 1rst requests was for one of these awesome doors…somewhere…anywhere in the house. My husband didn’t seem to get it, but I kept pleading for understanding. Just when I was ready to give up, he decided it would be cool to have one close off our mudroom shower. Fab right? But then the cost of the track! I thought I’d lose my lover(door) again. Then your site…thank ya Jesus!!

    • Oh my Candice, I think I love you ! LOL…with ‘da bomb Diggity Bomb’ hilarious !! The track can be crazy expensive, you are right. It is waaaaay cheaper to make your own, or buy the barn door tracks from a local TSC store or farm supply store. Those rock out loud !

      Cheers !
      And come back and tell me about your mudroom doors when you are done. I can’t wait to hear about it !
      Wooohhoooo !!

      Lynne

  173. Beth says:

    Hi Lynne,
    I just love this!!! I am in the process of building a pantry and I plan to use an old barn door I found as the door. So of course, I need the hardware. I plan to inquire with your friend Dan to see if this is something he could do for me, because it looks great!!!
    Thanks for sharing!!
    Beth

  174. Mara says:

    OMG!
    Love this!
    Did this!
    Well, I really didn’t do it … but I know people with power tools;)
    Who knew hanging wood and metal could do that do a person?
    Love your site!

  175. Jason says:

    Thanks for the ideas. One question I have: with the depth of the thread on your wooden wheel does that prevent the door from teetering outwardly? I have seen some barn door style hardware that doesn’t prevent this resulting in the doors banging against the doors, more so I have little kids and I don’t want them flinging doors off the walls onto themselves. Please let me know.

    • Hi Jason,
      We don’t have that problem with the teetering outwardly, so that is a good point that you are making. The depth of the thread must help to prevent that. The other thing that we do is to have a ‘catch’ at the bottom of the door… You can see a photo of it in the tutorial. It looks like an L shape. This stops the door from coming off the track. I would think it would also make it less likely to teeter outward.
      Have fun with your project. This style of door hardware is really beautiful ‘in real life’… I hope it works out for you too ! Cheers, Lynne

      • Jason says:

        Lynne,

        Thanks for the information, that helps in weighing my options for different door styles as we are building a house very soon. I realized I had one other question in regards to the wooden wheels. I noticed in the pictures (maybe I missed this in the description) that it seems as the wooden wheel has a bearing of some sort installed in it? I don’t need specifics, but just wanted to verify what I was seeing. I don’t live in the US so I can’t easily get the same ones you have here and will have to have a local carpenter make them for me.

        • Hiya Jason
          Yes, you are right, there is some sort of bearing in there. I don’t live in the US either, I’m a Canuck. My friend Dan Duquette (who lives among the Amish) can have these made and shipped for you. His email addy is duke@bmts.com. Hopefully that can help you somewhat. He ships all over the place.
          Cheers ! Lynne

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  177. Sue says:

    LOVE your ideas! I’m planning barn doors for my bedroom and can’t deal with the prices I’m seeing. I’ve figured everything how except the wheels. Did you make the wooden wheels or get them somewhere? I’ve searched all over and can’t find them.

    • Hi Sue
      Great idea to put old doors on a track for your bedroom. You can buy the wheels from my friend Dan Duquette if you like. He can have the Amish make them for you. His email address is duke@bmts.com . I hope that helps !
      Cheers !
      Send me photos when you are done. I’d love to see them ! Lynne x

  178. Kristine says:

    Hi Lynne,
    I hope this is not too stupit of a question, but what about the bottom of the door? Do you put wheels on the bottom or is all the weight of the door on top? Did I miss those instructions. I really, really LOVE this concept and want to give it a try!! Thanks so much!

    • Hi Kristine ~
      Not a stupid question at all. No, we don’t have any wheels at the bottom of the door. It rolls on the wheels at the top only. We have a little stopper on the bottom though. You can see it in the photos of the blog post. It sort of looks like a bent square thing. It stops the door from rolling too far and keeps it close to the wall. Let me know how it goes. I hope you will be thrilled. The doors really do look fantastic installed. Cheers, Lynne

  179. Lolidesign56 says:

    Hi! Lynne,
    Gosh,, you’re hilarious, soooo awesomely entertaining,!!!! You have such an amazing talent incorporating “materials” with such authentic/rustic finish on all your doors. I love, love doors myself, When I travel overseas, am always drawn to DOORS with their “unique” character/style. Anyhow, you got my attention on your post. Are you in DESIGN by profession.? Keep posting! Thanks……

  180. Leslie Snyder says:

    Omg I love this whole page! Soooo funny! I LOVE doors too and I will be adding some to my new house soon. I tried Dukes link and it works but there is no info on his page. Just the name and some graphics. Is he still selling these? Thank you so much for the tips and the laughs!

    Leslie

  181. Thanks heaps for the instructions AND visual aides tah-boot.
    .I need them more then the Monster Man. LOL

    We just came home from the builder supply with materials to make our own barn door hardware! We received an email with a quote from a company for the track….$312…………..I dont think so!
    We’re DIY folks on a retirement budget who look for creative ways to add personality to our homestead.
    And thanks to helpful folks like you, we git instructions too. LOL

  182. These are fantastic, Lynne!! I can’t wait to see them hung in place. This would be a fun idea for my pantry when/if we ever give it a country kitchen makeover!

    • Lynne Knowlton says:

      Great idea !!! TRUTH. I think they would look fantastic (almost anywhere). No joke… I keep removing doors in my house to make way for doors on tracks. LOOK OUT, once you get up on set of track doors you will want to change ALL the doors in your house. It is awesome ! Lynne xx

  183. Pamela Haar says:

    What is in between the wheels? Is there some type of bearing? Thanks for posting this :).

    • Lynne Knowlton says:

      Oh darn Pamela, I don’t know what you call that wee thingy between the wood and the wheels. Do you like that technical term “wee thingy” ? If you ask my pal Dan Duquette at duke iron, he could give you the legit details. His email is duke@bmts.com. Hope that helps ! Cheers ! Lynne

  184. Ann Campos says:

    Lynne,
    I haven’t laughed this hard in a while. I love your writing style…and your doors. Now if I can just find a place to hang such a door in my 1970’s boring ranch home!
    Ann
    aka: nellie (really my grandmother, but my barn sale customers think it’s me).

  185. patti schneider says:

    Hello Lynne. You rock! love your inside idea with the rails. Very cool. Look forward to seeing your future creative ideas. have a great holiday! patti schneider

    • Lynne Knowlton says:

      Thanks Patti !!

      Did you have an epic holiday?

      I spent most of mine HIDING from the snow. It is EVERYWHERE. Oh to be a {frozen} Canadian. Eeeeek. Yuck.

      I have a few creative ideas up my sleeve. Can’t wait to share !

      Many hugs,
      Lynne xx

  186. Sarah says:

    This has made my day!

    • Lynne Knowlton says:

      Thanks Sarah !
      Geesh, where have I been. I just saw your comment now. Only a MONTH late. :)

      I am not normally this SLOW. LOL.

      Happy New Year !

      See you on the blog again soon. xx

  187. Judy Barnett says:

    Well, I have a bit of problem in that I live in Castle Rock, Colorado. Lots of doors around here since it’s an old ranching community, but, alas, need a welder guy! Anyone out there have a name or two? My idea is to use barn doors for the doors on our entryway coat closets (there are 2) with a large space in between which is the entrance into the living room.. Conceivably, the doors, when open, would slide across the entrance into the living room; then, when closed over the closets, the entrance into living room would be wide open. Anyway, hard to explain… As I said, need a good (and reasonable) welder; I’m already blessed with a handy Andy i.e. Steve, to do the rest of the work.

    • Lynne Knowlton says:

      Hi Judy
      I LOVE LOVE LOVE your idea for the use of the doors.
      If you get realllllllly stuck, you can buy the whole sha-bang from Dan Duquette. The link to his site is DuKE IRON in the sidebar. He can ship it to you. He also sells the wheels separately if you need em.
      Until then….I hope you find some local awesomeness to help you bring it all together !! Woohhhoooo !

  188. Ann says:

    LOVED this – I know YOU know you’re wonderful, but I just wanted to give you a heads up that someone else just noticed too!

  189. Lori says:

    LOVE UR DOOR! WHERE DO I GET THE WHEELS?

    • Lynne Knowlton says:

      Hi Lori
      You can buy the wheels from Dan Duquette. His website/contact info is in the right sidebar of my blog under DUKE IRON. The Amish will make the wheels and Dan can ship them to you.
      Have fun !
      Cheers~
      Lynne :)

  190. summer says:

    HI! Love love love your tutorial! Very funny :) You’ve helped with one small step in the mountainous staircase that will eventually lead to my some day – on my favorite island – built from cargo containers (I hope) – awesomely beachy – rustic – shabby chic dream abode!!! I am in love with the whole door thing too, especially the barn variety. I had the day off to take my daughter to the doc and had an extra few hrs this afternoon. This I spent at the antique mall and the local goodwill. The former had several gorgeous old doors, even a couple double sets and a kickin ass farmhouse style screen door. the latter had abundant old sheets/pillow cases for the big ol’ rag rug I intend to dive into to pass all those 1ong 43 hr. evenings this winter. Anyhooo, Thanks a bunch and I will be checkin out your handy door fella cuz this whole bidness does look like da’bomb!! Happy pinning, I have to go try some projects as that damn pintrest tends to BECOME the hobby if you don’t enter with caution! Thanx, Summer

    • Lynne Knowlton says:

      Summer !!!
      I LOVE LOVE your cargo container idea !!! So be achy-rustic- is right ! Send me photos when you do it !!! Sounds gawwworgeous.
      I have seen islands made from upcycled old doors too. They look fab. I don’t dare search it on pinterest…I may never escape alive. LOL.
      Keep up the amazeballs ideas. They rock out loud.

  191. I do not even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was great.
    I do not know who you are but definitely you are going to a
    famous blogger if you are not already ;) Cheers!

  192. luke says:

    i want to make a sliding bookshelf…. using the track tech. what do u think is it possible?

    • Lynne Knowlton says:

      Hey Luke
      I LOVE how you think. Ohhhh hells ya…I think you can do it. Tell me more about what you have in mind. If I can help with some input, I will give it a shot.
      Have fun !
      Lynne

  193. Leroy McKane says:

    Great! I can’t wait to get started on my own!

  194. Hi love the character of the doors, amazing what you can do with a bit of imagination and that personal flair you have, you should pin it up on Pinterest

  195. Bugs says:

    Hey – I’m waiting for the book, I’m willing to eat popcorn until it’s done (yeah, for breakfast too). As interesting as a door can be, your writing style trumps it, move over Mark Twain, Ellen DeGeners, Shade’s of Grey . . . Lynne, Guess what’s coming your way, YES ! ! ! November, hurrah ! (Write a novel month, you knew that.) So, should I put on the coffee, margaritas, popcorn? Put you behind the jailhouse doors? I’ll be looking for it in my email come December 1st. Ho ho ho.

    P.s. I am looking for a welder to make the iron work and a sexy dorn

    • Lynne Knowlton says:

      Book ?! You just made my heart skip a beat with excitement. It’s a GREAT IDEA, but I would have no idea where to begin. NONE. If I could write a book, while wearing my pyjamas & drinking excessive amounts of coffee (read : Margaritas) while sitting on an island…wellllll….hells ya – I’m in. LOL. Any ideas? xx

  196. Nicolas says:

    Very cool these doors !
    We love your posts.
    A lot of kisses to the whole family.

    • Lynne Knowlton says:

      Merci beaucoup Nicolas,
      Much love and bisous to you and your beautiful, beautiful incredible family.
      We all miss you dearly.
      Sending kisses from Canada to Paris.
      Lynne xx

  197. clarinda says:

    koool barn door hardware…i love it…shhhhhhh dont tell anyone but i steal doors too lol my inlaws were storing there farm doors at our farm sooooooo i said u guys really dont want these right cuz they have 5-6 layers of paint on them..there dirty, they said we only want 2 yipppppppeee i got the rest..i worked for weeks on the dang doors an in the end i made a king size bed frame …then went an visited my menite friends to make some fancy top pieces it looks awesome ..3 doors standing up right for head board an 3 shorter for foot board..my inlaws were in awwwwwwwwlol
    so i see the duke left durham or maybe he is in hiding as i got a few lessons from him then he set me on a project i was sooo nervous i screwed up crap i felt aweful an ran away now i wish i hadnt cuz i loved it but he is a awesome guy does great work ill pass the word on for his place for door hardware maybe he will come outta hiding…lol thks for the instructions am off to steal more doors in the dark………..shhhhhhhh….

    • Lynne Knowlton says:

      Hi Clarinda
      Ohhh my, the king sized head board made from doors sounds DIVINE ! Can you send me a pic? lynneknowlton@gmail.com. I would love to see it!
      Yes, the DUKE is not in Durham anymore. He has a new shop near Desboro now. Go see him ! He is one awesome guy, isn’t he?
      Cheers!
      Lynne

  198. Kim Bee says:

    Dudey this is awesome. I have serious door track hardware envy. I’m going to be up all night daydreaming about door porn and track porn. Hope you’re happy with yourself. I drive by a ton of barns on the way to our barn, I wonder how many doors I can steal on the way…

    you help with bail right??

    • Lynne Knowlton says:

      Oh hells ya, I will bail you out Kimmie !! I will come with a pitcher of margaritas. We will have a blast in jail. :) xx

  199. Dominique says:

    Lynne! i didn’t think I’d like this idea…but but but…now – how do I convince my hubby? do you have a tutorial on that ? (hubby convincing 101?) I have 3 areas that could use these!

    Thisis better than rainchains right now (since winter is coming I won’t need rainchains for about 6 months and I’m renovating the bedroom/ensuite and those doors…great idea!)

    • Dominique says:

      Well that was easy! He likes the idea! Took less than 2 minutes…actually I didn’t have to convince him…he just liked the idea!

  200. Lio says:

    Practical intructions… When I was finally able to get to them. I’m sure it’s all part of your blogging persona and your regular readers find you quirky and adorable, but maybe you could add a linkdown for the rest of us neurotic assholes who just want to just. Get. To. The. Instructions. ALREADY.

    • Lynne Knowlton says:

      Hello Lio

      As the author of this blog, I view this blog the same way that I do about life. It’s about the journey, not just about the destination.

      To give the instructions at the beginning of a blog post is like reading the last chapter of a book, first. :) ok- that is tempting sometimes.

      Unfortunately, it is not possible to link directly WITHIN a blog post – otherwise – that is a great idea ( for some readers like yourself ) I get that. :)

      Sorry that you didn’t enjoy the photographic story telling journey of the blog post.

      Cheers, and have an epic weekend !

      Lynne

  201. I know I am not supposed to say this in the modern world of DIY superwomen (which I am so not) I am going to email this to my husband and see if I can convince him to make us a set of these in the second opening to our kitchen. Or in a future home. Preferably in a future home that has its own barn in the backyard. Til then I live vicariously through you!

    • Lynne Knowlton says:

      Woohoooo Alex !
      I hope it works for your kitchen. I bet it will be GORGEOUS ! Barnyard?! Well….if it makes you feel any better there are a lot of ‘smells’ out there, with crazy squirrels and barn yard madness :) I may be the only person with a barn and NO ANIMALS in it :) LOL
      Have a fantastic weekend !
      Lynne

  202. bliss, I too have a fetish for old doors and hardware, any hardware as well as door hardware. I love old door hinges, door knobs, bells, identifying plates, and so on. I love french doors, pocket doors and sliding doors just like these. I once brought home some rusty old track that I found while walking in the woods but have a feeling the ex discarded it. I must find a way to include these in my decor!!!! Thanks!

    • Lynne Knowlton says:

      So beautiful, aren’t they? …old door hinges, knobs, bells…the character is so puuuuurty. Little conversation pieces. Even if you have the conversation with yourself. LOL. P.s. The old doors also look great as headboards on your bed !
      Lynne

  203. Fiona H. says:

    I don’t know what I like best, the way you make me LAUGH so MUCH or the beautiful DIY lesson that you are sharing here.
    I think I am going to knock a hole through one of my walls just so I can make space for this door.
    Bisous chere Lynne xxxx

    • Lynne Knowlton says:

      haha Fiona,
      If you need me to travel to Paris to help you out…well…I am here for ya sista!! I am GAME, when it comes to knocking walls down.
      Merci mon amie
      Lynne xx

  204. Michael says:

    So…. You’d trade me for doors eh? I guess this means you won’t give me the Handy Andy nickname anytime soon?
    P.S. I saw you poking around in the barn with the contractor last week. Is there something you need to tell me?

    • Lynne Knowlton says:

      Hi darling,
      Don’t you need to travel somewhere, sometime soon?!! I have a little sumthin’ sumthin’ planned for some mysterious doors that appeared in the barn. Just sayin’….
      xx

      • Michael says:

        Sorry Doll. No travel plans anytime soon, unless you’ve snuck around (as usual) and made plans for me (us) to travel ?

  205. Kevin says:

    This is amazing! You are amazing! I love these doors too… so much character. Thanks for the ideas and the smiles !!! Rgds, Kevin…

    • Lynne Knowlton says:

      Hey Kevin !
      Thanks for the amazeballs compliment ! Stop it. I will never get my head through the door. Well…at least it will be a sexy door on a door track. hahaaa
      Lynne xx

  206. I hope this doesn’t come off as too forward… but I think I love you!

    Humbly – I’ll admit. I had my own pocketless door installation go awry. I was being impulsive (Try to grow). This however is brilliant and beautiful.

    Wall Jewelry! well done and now I am going to Share.

    • Lynne Knowlton says:

      *blush*
      Jokes…. you can never be too forward to me. LOL. I’m the one describing doors as door porn sexiness. haha!
      Have you tried using barn door track hardware as well? It is a simple installation (especially for YOU). So inexpensive and simply beautiful. They sell the door tracks at TSC farm supply stores. Technically they are for barn doors, but who the heck needs to follow THAT RULE ?
      Thanks for sharing the blog post !
      Big smooch
      Lynne xx

      • Lynne if you know me a little you’d know I love doors and hardware and referring to these things as “porn”. The issue with my installation was the way I installed the cap on my wainscot … I needed the door to pivot and wife just eventually shut me down. I wrote about it, but like a few things in those rooms I am not proud. I eventually cut the door in half to make a bifold.. It works but … I still want to install a barn door one day. Just haven’t had another occasion … yet. ha! thanks for the support. Signed (a recovering impulse remodeler) ~jb

      • Dominique says:

        But if you permanently borrow a friend’s barndoor for a home renovation project, you’re technically hanging a barndoor thus it’s fair use!

  207. Suzanne says:

    Beautiful, wow those door tracks are amazing and those red doors are beyond beautiful. I sell historic homes one that I listed has the most beautiful hardware, all original to the house i will try to remember to take a photo and send to you.. I am obsessed with doors and door hardware. I love this post!!

    • Lynne Knowlton says:

      Hey Suzzzz, pug lover….
      Those red doors are dead sexy, aren’t they? Like red lipstick,but even more gorgeous !
      I would love it if you sent me a photo ! Waiting…waiting…LOL. xx
      Thanks for sending the blog post LOVE !!

  208. Thank you, thank you! I have two 100 yr old barn doors (with etched glass centers I may add!) that have been sitting in my basement for 10 years waiting for this post! I too am a door porn addict. Can’t get enough!
    On a side note- I have something I want to send you- can you email me your address/po box?

    • Lynne Knowlton says:

      Hey Stef
      I am looking forward to the soap {for my potty mouth} hahahaaaa….in the mail.
      Seriously tho, I may just be standing at my door for the next week waiting, wagging my tail, waiting for the parcel of awesomeness. Much better than bills. :)
      Thanks for thinking of me !!!!!!!

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