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How to Build a Sliding Barn Door (page 1 of 2)

Construct a sliding barn door with character and DIY charm for less than $100!

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Materials

  • old barn wheels (appr 8" diameter with 1" wheel groove)
  • 6' x 1" x 1/8" steel flat strap
  • 6' x 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" steel angle iron
  • 5/16" x 1" zinc carriage bolts with nuts and lock washers
  • 5/16" x 1 1/2" zinc lag bolts and washers
  • 5/16" x 3" zinc lag bolts and washers
  • 1" x 6' rod
  • 36" x 6'8" salvaged interior door
  • Type II wood glue
  • dust mask

Tools

  • large vice
  • 3-pound sledgehammer
  • chop saw
  • drill press
  • 1/2" drill bit
  • tape measure
  • Plastic caliper
  • center punch
  • 4' level
  • framing square
  • arc welder
  • safety glasses
  • work gloves
  • earplugs

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