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1.DIY Barn Door Hardware for $20
When it comes to plans for making stuff for less, Shanty 2 Chic is one of our favorite resources. As you may guess from the name of the blog, they specialize in creating classy-looking items from old stuff they find lying around the place, and in this plan, they show you how to make barn door hardware for only $20! This means if you want to install a barn door in your home but don’t want to spend the cash, this is a site that’s well worth checking out.
15.DIY Affordable Barn Door Hardware
If you’ve already investigated buying barn door hardware, you’ll know how expensive it can be – this blogger mentions prices of $300-$500. But if you want to make your own and save yourself lots of cash, you just need to find the right plan that shows you how to do it. And if that sounds like the kind of thing you’re looking for, this blog may be able to provide the answers you require.
Do sliding barn doors work in your home?
You should always take into consideration your home style before embarking on any home renovation project. Traditional barn doors can look great in a farmhouse style, coastal, or even traditional home. However, if you install them in a mid-century or modern home, they will look seriously out of place. There are also lots of different types of sliding barn doors offering a different look. For example, a more minimalist home might benefit from metal French-style sliding barn doors, while a modern home would be better suited with a more streamlined metal.
When to Install a Barn Door Indoors
Being an indoor project, a barn door can be installed at any time of year. Because the door trim can interfere with the barn door track, it is helpful if the door is installed before the trim is installed. Install the floor covering before the indoor barn door since a floor guide must be screwed on top of the floor covering.The 8 Best Barn Doors of 2022 That Slide With Style
Is your door header proportionate?
Before tackling this DIY barn door project, you need to keep in mind that a proportionate header is key, suggests Hum. A header is a solid piece of wood that basically anchors your barn door, helping to distribute the weight of the door and adding stability. It also adds aesthetic value.
“When detailing the opening, a proportionate header is key for decorative hardware,” Hum noted. “I find a simple block-finished edge without extra decorative trim is easiest to achieve, and it creates a clean, modern-cased opening for the barn door to be the main accent.”
Barn doors can weigh up to 200 pounds (or even more), so headers are also important for sturdiness. Mount the header to wall studs (and make sure there are wall studs at every interval on your track).