A long, LONG time ago we talked about how we really wanted to install a barn door in our TV room. We spend a lot of time in the room and love it but it was hard to keep the space warm because of the open floor plan. After a lot of talk, research and trial and error, we (Micah and Dadtractor) finally got it made and installed.
I wish we could give a proper tutorial but honestly I didn’t participate in the assembly. I painted and sanded but got out of the way when it came to the heavy lifting and assembly. Micah said that installing the track was pretty easy. The door assembly was simple once they reinforced the heavy door. The hardest part was moving the finished door and hanging it.
The isn’t the most finished door but we feel like it does the job, looks good and was a deal compared to what we were quoted.
In total we spent about $200 for a 8’x5’, 250lb custom made door. The costs are as follows:
- Barn door tracks and hardware: $60.
- Wood: $100
- Paint: $25
- Misc. Supplies: $10
We still need to buy and install handles but that will come soon. The door has created a few storage issues in our TV room but we think we can solve that pretty easily.
One big project down, so many more to go.