This budget friendly, easy diy barn door was made using the most basic method, materials, and equipment.
Read on to see:
- Step by step instructions on how to build a diy barn door on a budget.
- How to make your own high end looking barn door track for less.
The Story Behind Building Our Beautiful DIY Barn Door
The first wood working project my hubby and I tackled was building a DIY barn door for our living room. It needed to be both beautiful and functional.
Our adventure began after I saw a beautiful barn door on a home improvement show. I fell in love with it but I didn’t love the price tag.
However, that’s when I learned a little secret. Many things can be recreated for a fraction of the price with a little work and creativity.
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How to build a DIY barn door using the most basic of methods, equipment, and materials
This design was fairly basic with very few cuts required. First, I purchased pine boards that were already cut to the proper 8 foot length. Second, I cut a few boards that would act as the horizontal supports to attach the vertical boards to.
Finally, I cut the diagonal pieces which was a bit more difficult. It took some trial and error but eventually we got the cuts right.
Once assembled, I used a white wash pickling stain for that classic farmhouse look.
How much does it cost to make a budget friendly farmhouse barn door
The barn door kits I priced were quite high ($400+), so instead I bought an industrial galvanized steel track, stoppers, and trolleys from the local farm supply store. To give it a higher end look we spray painted it a metallic bronze. It turned out fantastic and the painted track has held up well over the years. In all, I spent less than $35 on the entire track. These days, the price for barn door tracks has decreased drastically and you can typically get a kit for under $50.
A whitewashed diy barn door
The barn door is the focal point of our living room and it is the first thing guests see and comment on when they come through the front door.
I truly love this door. But even more than being a beautiful design element, I love what it represents.
This was the gateway project for us. It was a very easy and straight forward build but it gave us the confidence to tackle more complicated future projects. Hope this inspires you to tackle that next project!