Make and mount a DIY sliding barn door

After featuring an article on where you can buy sliding barn door hardware, I have received numerous enquiries for instructions on how to make a barn door, and how to mount a DIY barn door. Here's how...




This is not a project I did myself, but one that I found on It is one of the most comprehensive tutorials for making your own sliding barn door, fitting the sliding barn door hardware, and mounting everything. Visit the link above for detailed instructions on making a sliding barn door, as well as the installation procedure. I've also included his video at the bottom of this page. Of course, there are some substitutes for South Africans...





For this project Rick uses a Kreg Pockethole Jig and coarse-thread pockethole screws - and you'll find these at Builders Warehouse, or buy online at Tools4Wood.




The sliding door hardware is available from and is available to buy online for DIY installation.





For finishing the door in your choice of wood tint, you'll find a wide selection of Woodoc products for the job, including sealers in matt, satin and gloss finish, with a variety of clear of tinted interior sealers.