Barn door rollers – Finish a shed or garage with a barn door. Construction of the barn door usually uses reed and slot pine or cedar barn cladding. If you are making a door that opens into the hinges, it should be the width of the door opening. A door made of opening with sliding rollers should be 6 inches wider than the door. A stable door is heavy. If you have a wide door, consider double door to prevent doors from sinking as you age. The barn sliding doors can add a realistic look to any garden shed or work shed. The backbone of these doors is the guide and the rollers that are attached to the doors of the building and allow them to slide freely. Most people can install tracks and rollers for barn doors in a couple of hours.
Double the measured width of the barn door rollers opening to determine the required length of the track. Cut the track to the required length using an alternative saw or saw equipped with a metal cutting blade. Determine the mounting style of the track. It will either mount with the clips that come with the track kit or by screwing through tabs that are soldered to the top of the track. If clips are used, simply slide in the end track and in space evenly. Mount the track to the wall, with the supplied screws, with the track bottom three inches above the top of the door opening. Make sure the track is level. Choose which side of the door opening to slide and mount the track flush with the other side.
Place the barn door rollers face down and place the rollers one to two inches below the top edge of the door. Begin by placing rollers six inches on each side and distribute the rest evenly between them. Use a stylus to mark the screw holes and remove the rollers. Make a hole through the door at each mark, using a drill bit that is as wide as the screw holes. Insert the carriage bolts that are included with the rollers on the front of the door and through the rollers on the back of the door. Adjust with washers and nuts provided.