16 Amazing DIY Sliding Barn Door Ideas

by craftmin | January 1, 2018

Believe it or not, the sliding door trend has come beyond just the rural environment – it is essentially becoming an art style. Whether you like it contemporary, cottage, industrial, or French country in design, there is a style for you.

However, for an idea that is unconventional, buying a sliding barn door can be fairly expensive – more so than the average hinged door you typically see in every home. Instead of buying, take a look at the list of DIY sliding barn door ideas below, to see whether you can reduce the cost.

Amazing DIY Sliding Barn Door Designs

Why opt for the expensive route when there are makeshift ways that will significantly cut your expenses?

Here are 16 brilliant DIY sliding barn door ideas that are amazing to look at. But, most importantly, they are also very affordable.

  1. Chevron

    DIY Sliding Barn Door

    DIY Sliding Barn Door | Source: Remodelaholic

Who said that barn doors have to look old, rugged, and ugly? This particular door design is the very depiction of simple and sleek.

If you are interested in how to build this DIY sliding barn door for your home, check out Remodelaholic’s article on it.

  1. Double Sliding

    DIY Sliding Barn Door | Source: Interior Barn Doors

While the appearance of this door isn’t necessarily the neatest, there’s no denying its exuberant toughness. If you are more into how durable the door is, rather than how it appears from the outside, this choice might deliver.

Check out an article about this DIY sliding barn door design at Interior Barn Doors.

  1. Sliding Hollow

Not all sliding doors are designed to act as an obstacle to the passageway. Sometimes, they are just used to cover a hollow space. This particular sliding door design does such that.

Take a look at Christina’s Adventures’ page and see how she turned this door into a cover for a pantry.

  1. Contemporary Design

If your aim is for everything indoors to seem harmonious to look at, it takes an clever door to complete the package and not ruin it. This contemporary sliding door design complements the visuals of the indoors but is not the center of attraction.

For a more comprehensive visual of this DIY sliding barn door blueprint, check out Paper Daisy Design.

  1. Classic

Sticking close to the original sliding barn door design doesn’t come more faithful than this classic blueprint.

Perhaps this may not be surprising – the article featuring this design is the audiences’ favorite at the Beneath My Heart website.

  1. Kitchen Barn Door

You may think of the kitchen as a special area where amazing things happen which results in food. But because of this, it is also the place where the cooking mess exists. For a place that is both amazing and sometimes dingy, the kitchen area is rightfully secluded.

This sliding door design by “Find It, Make It, Love It” depicts an outstanding sliding door placed within a neutral kitchen setting.

  1. Plumbing Hardware

When your budget is really tight and all your wallet can afford is a few plumbing pipes and a door, this idea makes for a very inexpensive option. As plumbing pipes are not really known for their smooth surface, constant application of oil is a critical element of this design.

For the full instructions for how to build this DIY sliding barn door, visit Jenna Burger Design’s website.

  1. Laundry or Pantry Barn Door

A $100 barn door is not necessarily cheap. But if you are seeking a functional and beautiful DIY sliding barn door that works as a cover for your pantry or laundry stocks, it might be worth your money.

To learn more of what this specific blueprint is about, check Jenna Sue Design’s article.

  1. The Accent Piece’s

As one of the pioneers talking about DIY sliding barn door designs in the blogosphere, the “The Accent Piece” created an iconic piece of furniture with this particular design. Essentially, this DIY sliding barn door design is a “household name” among bloggers in the same niche.

  1. Tin and Barn Wood

No other words describe this specific design by Maple Leaves & Sycamore Trees better than “wow” and “cute.” But why be content with praising it from afar when you too can follow its designs?

  1. Sliding Screen

When you love fresh air, but pesky bugs mean you can’t leave your door open, a screen door is often the best middle-ground. With holes small enough for air to pass through but too small for insects, screen doors are truly a boon.

Common for a hinged design, this unique approach to screen doors gives the best of both worlds with its sliding and semi-permeability. This brilliant idea is thanks to Planted & Blooming Girl.

  1. Upcycled

    Source: AKA Design

If you are looking for a DIY sliding barn door design that is both classy to look at and sophisticated at the same time, this upcycled blueprint by AKA Design takes the cake. Luckily, this particular design is not even very expensive to build.

  1. Farmhouse Barn

    Source: Houzz

A door like this is difficult to make blend into the surrounding decor, especially if placed with the wrong interior design. However, find the right household blueprint and what you will get is a harmonious design which complements, not contradicts.

See this Sarah Steinberg Custom Design diagram at Houzz.

  1. Bathroom’s

    Source: Cottage4c

If your only requirements for a sliding door to cover your bathroom are price and functionality, this door design lives up to both. AHoweer, as it meets such narrow criteria, just do not expect anything show-stopping about its outward appearance.

Check out what original creator at Cottage4c has to say about this makeup.

  1. Sliding French

If you are looking for something European yet quaint enough for most people’s taste, this French-inspired design is sure to get your attention. Simple it may look, it takes the original creator’s full tutorial at The Space Between to complete it from the ground-up.

  1. Entry Way

    Source: Houzz

When a single barn door doesn’t suffice, try using two! Nothing could be better than this Entry Way barn door, which was originally featured at Houzz.