Rustica Hardware’s revolutionary DIY Barn Door Kit is the most cost effective way to add the beautiful character of a barn door to your bedroom, living room or bathroom. This kit allows DIY’ers to simply add their own slats of wood to the provided steel barn door frame to create their own, unique barn door in minutes! Personalize your barn door by pulling apart a pallet or old fence to create the popular reclaimed aesthetic or visit a local hardware store for new wood to best match your look!
Our barn door kits are made of steel, and the door width is completely customizable by you! We recommend to use plank widths of no more than three and a half feet to avoid wood warping and damaging the stiles.
Prefer us to provide the wood slats? Check out our Cottage Barn Door Kit
. With the Cottage Barn Door Kit we provide the wood (alder or poplar) and you choose the finish and texture.
Installation screws included
Our kits can receive slats up to .75 in thick
To use thicker slats, rabbet cut the edges to fit into the steel frame
We recommend wood slats no wider than 4 ft.
Rustica’s sliding barn door kit does not include hardware
NOTE: The 9' and 10' DIY kits will be shipped in lengths of 4.5' and 5' with splice plates.
Door frame thickness: 1.5 in
Recommended wood slat thickness: .75 in
5 Benefits of Installing a Barn Door Kit
Enjoy the ease of installing interior barn doors with our DIY sliding barn door kits. These kits are perfect for a fun, hands-on renovation project for the homeowner who wishes to update any interior space, from closet to cabinet and bedroom to office. When comparing professional installation to a DIY barn door kit, it’s clear that DIY is the best option for those on a budget:
5 Benefits of Installing a Barn Door Kit
- All Parts Included
- Detailed Instructions
- Quality Materials
- Cost Effective
In a matter of an hour or so, homeowners will have renovated or replaced outdated doors with new sliding barn doors; saving money and contributing to an exciting and innovative design feature into the home they love.
What is a Barn Door Kit?
A barn door kit includes everything needed to assemble a barn door. Along with the slab itself, a barn door kit ships with the chosen hinges or track system, including hangers, wheels, and the track itself. Additionally, buyers can choose to purchase front and back handles, a support header, and optional door decor, like decorative strap hinges or clavos nails.
The homeowner is in charge of choosing what they want included in the kit and what they do not. Purchasing a barn door kit takes the confusion away from individually searching for and purchasing the different elements of a door. Everything you need can be purchased and shipped all within a concise and organized kit.
A DIY barn door kit
differs only in that the door slab is not included. Why would a customer choose this option? Maybe you already have a door slab that you love but want to update the sliding door hardware, or maybe you want to craft the door yourself. In either of these cases, Rustica’s DIY Barn Door Kit is perfect for you.
Benefits of Purchasing a Barn Door Kit
It makes sense that DIY barn door kits are becoming more and more popular every year—it’s a quick, efficient, and fun way of putting on your renovator hat and having the hands-on experience of updating your home’s interior spaces. Taking a look at all of a DIY darn boor kit’s benefits might just convince you to try this new innovative way of purchasing barn doors:
1. All Parts Included
Purchasing a barn door kit or a DIY one will provide a homeowner or renovator with every single part needed to successfully install a door, including all hardware as well as the screws necessary to secure your door and frame. You’ll only need to provide the everyday household tools to install the kit, like a measuring tape, screwdriver, drill, and leveler.
2. Detailed Instructions
You won’t be left wondering what to do with that odd-looking piece of hardware whose name you can’t recall—all instructions and information necessary to understanding and executing barn door installation will be provided for you. Generally, homeowners are able to complete their door installation in as little as 45-55 minutes, which can be more convenient than working with a contractor for installation. With Rustica’s instructions, you’ll soon play the part of the expert craftsman.
3. Quality Materials
Rustica’s barn door kits are made of only the highest-quality materials. Craftsmen use solid steel cut by a CNC machine to form the frame of the kits, as well as the barn door hardware. Each frame is powder coated with a finish that will endure the test of time.
A custom door
is really the way to go if a homeowner wants to express their personality through design. Each solid steel piece can be purchased in a number of beautiful finishes. Flat back, modern gold, white, and bonded chrome are just a few of the many options available through Rustica.
Perhaps, more importantly, Rustica offers kits in a wide variety of dimensions, beginning at average door height (6’6” or 6’8”) and reaching up to
an eight foot barn door hardware kit (nine foot and 10 foot kits are available as well, but will ship in two pieces). The width of door opening and thickness are likewise customizable.
Additionally, all hardware like barn door pulls
, handles, hinges, track systems, straps, door guides, etc. can be individually chosen by you. Your kit will come with the features and designs you desire for your space. And, since you’ll be providing or purchasing the door separately, you have the freedom to mix and match the frame with any material you desire, like stainless steel, glass or solid wood such as mahogany or knotty alder. The final result will be the perfect contemporary or rustic barn door you’ve always dreamed of.
5. Cost Effective
Because a sliding barn door hardware kit is completely customizable, you hold the power to keep your door renovation on budget. You won’t be required to purchase the pieces you don’t really want, and you won’t need to shell out money for an expensive finish that simply doesn't suit your style. Instead, you can take the time to crunch numbers, set your budget range, and enjoy browsing the beautiful options for finishes and hardware. And because the DIY Barn Door Kit doesn’t come with a door panel itself, you’re free to repurpose old wood doors, slats, or panels made of materials that spark the inner creativity of DIY door design.
Rustica’s Barn Door Kits
Rustica’s Barn Door Kits and DIY Barn Door Kit range in style and in price. The prices below feature the starting cost for a kit fit for 6’8”H/3’W doors.
Each kit includes a track system (track, hangers, wheels), front and back handles, support headers, and door decor. Pricing will increase as certain styles and finishes are altered
Remember, when purchasing a DIY sliding barn door kit, you have the freedom to purchase or find the door slab or slats elsewhere. If you’re looking for inspiration, you can always browse the many beautiful options for barn doors
on our website.
How to Install a DIY Barn Door Kit
Your Rustica DIY Sliding Barn Door Kit will arrive with detailed instructions. To get an overview of the process, read the steps below:
Step 1: Assemble Barn Door
Again, this is where a DIY barn door kit and a Cottage Barn Door Kit
differ. First, you’ll need to assemble your barn door if purchased in individual, unassembled slats. If you’ve chosen to install a slatted wood barn door, follow the instructions below.
In general, you’ll need the following tools:
- Rubber mallet
- Screwdriver or drill with a Phillips-head screw bit
- Lay Out Frame: Lay out the different rails and stiles so that the letters written on each piece line up.
- Partially Assemble Frame: Put dowels in place and align the top rail to the left stile, creating an upside-down L shape.
- Set Panels: Begin to insert your panels for the top half of your door frame. Make sure each panel is securely in place using a rubber mallet, if necessary.
- Assemble Bottom Half of Door: Insert your middle rail and use a rubber mallet to secure it in place. Begin to set the panels for the bottom half.
- Finish Frame: Place the bottom rail along your final panel. Insert dowels along the right side of the door and place your second stile. Use a rubber mallet to secure everything.
- Insert Screws: Your door most likely arrived with pre-drilled holes along the stiles. Insert screws into these holes to secure the door’s stiles to your panels.
- Attach Support Panels: If your barn door’s design includes support panels, you’ll need to attach these last by using your drill and screwdriver.
Step 2: Attach Door Hardware
If you’ve purchased knobs, pulls, a door lock, decorative door hinges or clavo nails, you’ll want to attach these to your assembled door before attaching the track system and mounting it on the wall. Again, we will provide instructions specific for your hardware. You’ll need to have on hand:
- Measuring Tape
For handles, pulls, knobs, and locks, you’ll want to make sure that the bottom of your hardware is around 36” from the bottom of your door. Hinges and clavo nail placement will depend on the door design. Measure your hole placement and mark it before pre-drilling your holes and lining up your hardware. To ensure that all hardware sits straight, use a leveler before securing each piece with the provided screws.
Step 3: Attach Hangers
Your hangers are part of the rolling door hardware system and will need to be attached to your door before you attempt to hang it. You can go ahead and complete this step while you work on attaching your other hardware. You’ll be given specific instructions as to placement, but the process is very similar to step 2— measure, mark, pre drill, and attach your hardware.
Step 4: Support Header
Now it’s time to approach the wall. This step could be completed first if you want to get it out of the way or could be left for later if you need to build up confidence first.
Most of the time, it’s best to attach a wood header to the wall space by drilling it into the support beams to distribute the weight of the door’s pull. To do this, you’ll need to use a stud finder. Find your beams above your door trim and make your marks. Then, replicate those marks on your header using a measuring tape. Pre drill the holes onto the header then place your header up above your interior door opening and drill away.
Step 5: Attach Track and Hang
Depending on whether you’ve purchased a pocket door, a double barn door, or a bypass barn door kit, your directions will vary. If you’ve chosen to install a header, your barn door track kit will be installed on top of it. Follow the same set of directions as before: measure, mark, predrill, and attach. If you’ve chosen to order door stops for a slow close or a door guide, you’ll want to attach these as well, following the included instructions.
Finally, you’re ready to hang your door!
DIY Barn Door Kits for the Entire Home
Once a homeowner or renovator has installed one sliding barn door hardware kit, it will be tempting to start another rolling barn door project. And why not? These doors are sure to stun while also saving money and time. The best part? These kits easily build up the confidence of even the newest DIYer.
The good news is that these kits are available not just for interior doors, but can also be purchased as an exterior sliding barn door kit. Imagine updating a garage door, exterior patio door, or a shed with a beautiful, quality steel frame that surrounds your ideal wood, steel, or glass panel. With endless options and infinite design inspiration, you won’t regret choosing a DIY Barn Door Kit.