Tips for Building Your Own Sliding Wood Door

A sliding barn door can be a great alternative for the more common swinging door in your home. Not only does it help to save some space, it also helps create an instant focal point in whatever room you build it in. The following are a few tips for building a sliding barn door:

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Measure from the outside edges of the door’s casing and then order a hardware kit that includes a track that is twice the width. Your cut list is going to depend on the measurements that you obtain. To build your sliding barn door, you are going to need a mounting board, lag bolts, deck screws, wood glue, a handle, pocket hole screws, cedar stiles, cedar bottom rails, floor guides, salvaged pallet board, pine filler strips, panel adhesive and pine board.  You are going to want to use a miter saw to cut your boards. You’ll also want to have a pneumatic nailer handy to nail your boards.

It takes a decent amount of work in order to build your own sliding door – but all it takes is a little bit of time and know-how. Contact us at Schutte Lumber to find wood in Kansas City.

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