Our room space isn’t small by any means but when you open up the door, you get this weird awkward space. So by putting in a sliding door, it’ll take this out altogether. There many ways to make a rustic sliding barn door. But since this one was only gonna be for functional or decorative purposes, there wasn’t really need to build it to withstand any elements outdoors it only had to look good. So design and construction were really easy and simple.
After measuring and making my cuts laid the boards out and used a straight piece of scrap to line up the bottom edge. The 1 by 4 framing pieces were glued and then held in place with Brad’s nails. Countersunk holes evenly spaced along with each framing piece, making sure there were at least four screws per vertical board for the diagonal pieces. Laid the 1 by 4 in place and Mark the line using a straight edge. After making the cuts and giving a quick test fit I secured it in place just like the other 1 by 4 pieces.
After that fill in all the screw and Brad no holes with wood filler. Use objects around the shop to make the door look old and give it some character to match our palette head boy. Gave it a quick sanding to even out the wood filler spots to get rid of any newly created jagged or sharp edges from the character-building exercise and then stained it. Once the stain dried, gave it a coat of white paint using a sanding block. Distressed the door this reveals the dark stain and grain patterns. Then gave it a couple of coats of poly with a light sanding between each coat on the backside. Now it look Rustic sliding barn door.
Wheel mounting hardware in place for the correct track clearance and height. The spacing of the mounting holes on the track did not line up with the studs in wall. So, distress the header to match the door. The header was mounted to the wall studs and then the track was mounted to the header during the step. It’s very important that you measure and measure again making sure that the door will have the correct ground clearance. Also make sure that the track is perfectly level. If it slants to one side or the other the door will have a tendency to always roll open or close.