Interior sliding doors or as they’re sometimes called barn doors, there used to be a pocket door on the left side of the entrance. The barn door idea seemed like a good solution. You have rollers that mount to the door. you mount the rail to a header board that gets screwed to the wall. Make sure the trail is level and then hang the door on the rail.
Installing this type of indoor barn door hardware. Until you get into it the first is that the door has to be oversized for the opening. If you’re going to use a standard door which is the cheaper way to go. You’re going to have to make some modifications to it to enlarge. It most likely on the height side, in this case, we have a 32-inch wide opening so a 36-inch wide door works perfectly. But to make it work height-wise needed to add about three and a half inches long tall which is standard. We need the overall length of the door for this particular unit to be 83 and a quarter. Add and a spacer on the top and the bottom so the least it will kind of match. The
rail will get mounted right to the center.
How high does the reel need to be from the floor? This means you have to figure out how high above the door do the wheels need to be to line up with the rail. The floor so sort of eased through this process by mounting the header. Then securing the wheels to the door. Use the template from the instructions as a reference. Then set the door in place and make a pretty good. Guess from there as to where the top of the rail needs to be mounted. Drill a pilot hole for the lag bolt and then mounted the left side of the rail to the header board. Swung it up into its position on the right side and drilled a hole for the bolt. Being careful to make sure that we mounted the rail level the hole.
Final steps of the installation that involves putting some hardware in place that mounts to the end of each side of the rail. Locks in place to keep the door on the rail. There are also a couple of small cushions that are screwed into the top of the door. Keep the door from bouncing off the rail. If it’s slammed into the stop Hardware on either end of the rail now.
Took a couple of magnets in and embedded them in blocks. That were then mounted on the backside of the door. Up against the trim on the right side of the door jamb. When the door gets near to the closed position the magnets take over and pull together. So keep the door closed, plus the magnets are never really seen. With the door guides mounted to the floor and holding the doors vertically solid, the magnets have no chance to do anything except being drawn together when the door is closed. Then we need to come up with a sliding bolt type lock for inside.