How to build sliding barn doors – You must cut your 2 x 4 inch boards to the height and width of the barn door to create the frame. For stronger frames, double stack 2 x 4 boards or use 4 x 4 inch beams. Then, assemble the frame using metal braces and galvanized nails or screws. Cut a cross braces and install it in the middle of the frame. For large barn doors, you can use a diagonal cross brace in each half of the frame. Next cut your boards to the height of the barn door and put them on the frame. Assigning them barn door frame with galvanized screws or nails. Apply a dab of wood glue or adhesive for extra strength.
Next steps how to build sliding barn doors is then iinstall your sliding barn door track to the top of the frame. Using wood screws and a power driver to mount the track to frame barn door. Fit three to four track wheels at the bottom of the barn door if the door will slide across level ground. If the bottom of the door is higher than the foundation, as is the case if your child has an entry ramp, install a second sliding track on the lower frame of the door.
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Last, measure the distance between the connected tracks, and then install track for the barn walls. Double check each measurement, and remount if necessary. Tips & Warnings how to build sliding barn doors: Using lighter wood like pine and not heavier, harder woods for your barn planks. Other manufactured boards can also provide more strength and less weight. These manufactured boards can also last longer. Do not make your sliding barn door too heavy, because it will be hard to push open and will warp tracks.