Steps // Make Mini Barn Doors for Cabinets
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Assemble the Hardware

 
Step One // Make Mini Barn Doors for Cabinets

Assemble the Hardware

installing the mini barn door hardware and the flat bar as a sliding track
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To avoid paying $50 or more for pint-size sliding-door hardware, Kristine repurposed a 1-inch flat metal bar and metal garden-edging stakes. She cut the bar to length, then drilled screw holes to mount it. She also drilled holes through both sides of each stake she would be using.

 
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Build the Doors

 
Step Two // Make Mini Barn Doors for Cabinets

Build the Doors

installing mini barn doors to conceal laundry appliances
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For this 12-by-33-inch pair, Kristine cut down a sheet of 7-mm plywood, adding 3-mm plywood for the trim. She glued together the parts and clamped them in place overnight, then added paint and decorative handles—her doors slide freely from the top. She positioned the stakes on the doors and marked where they would be attached, then drilled holes for the nuts and bolts.

 
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Assemble the Parts

 
Step Three // Make Mini Barn Doors for Cabinets

Assemble the Parts

sliding mini barn doors to conceal laundry appliances, finished project with doors closed and open
Courtesy of thepaintedhive.net

After marking where the metal bar would attach to the countertop, Kristine drilled pilot holes for the needed screws. To create clearance for the doors to slide easily, she added rubber chair feet as spacers. She attached the bar at one end, then slid on each door, securing the adjacent anchors as she worked. Finally, to give the piece a finished look, she painted the exposed screwheads.

 
 

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