How to Build Sliding Barn Door

Exterior Sliding Barn Doors
Exterior Sliding Barn Doors
Jun 23rd

Sliding barn door – Swinging doors present a variety of considerations of operating a sliding door does not. The sliding door opens with objects in front or behind. They can easily operate during inclement weather. However, the doors are constructed much lighter than traditional doors, to prevent deformation of the sliding track. Measure the opening of the barn door and then dash to the height and width necessary to construct the frame is cut.

Sliding barn door, use metal clamps and galvanized screws or nails to assemble the frame of the door. Cut a cross brace for installation in the center of the frame. For large barn doors, use a diagonal brace in both halves of the frame. Place boards cut at the height of the barn door at the top of the frame. Place these in the context of the barn door with screws or galvanized nails. Rub a drop of wood glue on each nail head screw for added extra strength.

Mount the rail sliding barn door to the top of the frame with wood screws and an electric conductor. Be sure to use a carpenter’s level for accurate alignment required. Use three, five or seven track wheels mounted on the bottom of the door to be slid able along a flat surface. Use a bottom rail if the door will be higher than the barn foundation, for example, if the barn has an entrance ramp.

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