You read it right! $20 DIY Barn Door Hardware 🙂 We love adding barn doors to just about anything, lately, and I have been determined to figure out how to make a DIY version of hardware for you guys. The hardware can be so pricey and when you are trying to build budget-friendly pieces, sometimes it just can’t be done. It took me a full two days of work and four trips to Home Depot to get this hardware just right! And, I’m so excited to finally be able to share it with you!
This is a project that is better taught in a video so, Whitney and I made a how-to video for you! Just click PLAY below to watch how easy it is to DIY your own Barn Door Hardware!
Isn’t it gorgeous! And, they are totally customizable! Make them for any piece of furniture you want (even a full door). All you have to do is make the track piece longer or shorter. If you make it longer, just add a few more spacers with hex screws, along the track for added support.
So, let’s build it!
DIY Barn Door Hardware – The Supplies
The supplies can be a little bit overwhelming so, I’m listing them below, with links, so that you can find them in hardware store.
Here are the supplies you’ll need for ONE barn door. If you are building two barn doors, double the supplies.
The star of the show are these Clothesline Pulleys. You will need two and you can find them HERE. These babies are only $2.38 at Home Depot. Just take them apart (watch the video to see exactly how) and you’ve got yourself a barn door wheel! *Note: These pulleys are from Home Depot. We tried to take apart the pulley’s at Lowe’s and had no luck. They are made differently so if you can, try to get them at Depot.
Next up, you will need one package of these 2″ hex screws. Find them HERE.
You’ll need two 1″ spacers. These can be metal also. My Home Depot only had nylon material but it’s going to get spray painted, so it doesn’t matter. You can find them HERE.
Next, you’ll need a 1″x1/8″x96″ Aluminum Flat Bar. You can find it HERE. If you are building two of these, you still only need one flat bar.
DIY Barn Door Hardware – Wheel Assembly
For the wheel assembly, you’ll need:
2 – 1/4″ x 1″ hex bolts: find them HERE
1 package of – 1/4″ washers: find them HERE
1 package of 1/4″ locking nuts: find them HERE
You’ll also need a few baby hex screws. You can find the box HERE
We used a speed square and a pencil to mark for our cuts. You can find the speed square we use HERE on Amazon.
You’ll need a jigsaw blade that will cut metal. You can find one HERE.
Clamp the flat bar down to cut it.
It cuts through the flat bar like butta!
Now you can assemble the wheels.
Refer to the video for the wheel assembly.
DIY Barn Door Hardware – The Track
You’ll also need a nut driver bit to drill the hex screws into the barn door track. You can find a set of bits HERE.
Once all of the holes are predrilled and the wheels are assembled you can attach the barn door track to the piece of furniture.
DIY Barn Door Hardware – Painting
Test it out! We made sure everything fit, just right, before taking the track down to paint all of the hardware.
We used two coats of Rust-Oleum Flat Black Spray paint. You can find it HERE on Amazon. *Tip: make sure you spin the wheels around, as they dry, to get full coverage!
Once the spray paint dried, we mounted the track back on the furniture and attached the barn door (refer to the video for that, too)!
That was it! Custom DIY Barn Door Hardware and we didn’t break the bank 😉
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