Barn doors can add a rustic look to your home, and they are also great space savers since they slide rather than swing. However, they can be expensive to buy, which may put you off if you don’t have the cash to spare.
Alternatively, making a DIY version is easy and a great way to save money. For anyone interested in trying, we scoured the internet to see what other people have been doing – and here are our top 19 DIY barn door plans.
1.How to Make a DIY Rustic Barn Door
As this blog explains at the beginning, buying a barn door and having it fitted in your home can burn a hole in your pocket. On the other hand, you can save yourself a lot of cash by simply DIYing it. The techniques are not too challenging and the materials won’t cost too much, so if you’re looking for a plan that shows you how, this is a great place to start.
2.The $40 Barn Door – Easy DIY Project
If you’re looking for a video plan to show you how to make a DIY barn door that will cost you next to nothing, this YouTube video is one you need to see. It starts with a list of the items you’ll need before you begin and then takes you through the steps necessary to complete the project. Simple, easy to follow and extremely inexpensive. A big thumbs-up from us!
3.DIY Barn Door Plans & Tutorial
Perhaps the thing we like the most about this plan is all the options it gives you. There are lots of diagrams for barn doors of different sizes, and it also talks about the different types of materials you can choose. We like the photos showing you how this DIYer went about her project too, so all in all, a resource that’s well worth a look.
4.DIY Sliding Barn Door with Rick
Here’s an interesting video. As he explains at the beginning, this YouTuber picked up an attractive but inexpensive piece of wood – and now he’s just going to wing it. Well, we don’t recommend that you wing it too when attempting DIY projects, but by watching videos like this and learning from it, you won’t have to!
5.DIY Sliding Barn Door
Although this plan is rated as “easy” but its author, it is on the pricy side, so if you are looking for a plan for a budget-friendly barn door, this one might not be for you. However, the door they make is a high-quality version, and if you don’t mind spending a bit more on a DIY project so it doesn’t end up looking quite so “DIY”, this could be an option.
6.DIY Sliding Barn Door – How-To Video
This video shows you how to make a modern sliding barn door for a bathroom. As you can see, barn-style doors are a perfect solution if you need to save space in your home since you don’t have to leave clearance for the door to swing open. We also love how this DIYer takes the rustic concept of the barn door and comes up with something much more contemporary. If that sounds like the kind of thing you need, check out this video to see how.
7.Cheap & Easy Barn Door
This is a great blog that we often get DIY ideas from, and their plan for a cheap and easy barn door is another worthy addition to their site. We love all the images at the start that are sure to give you plenty of ideas about what you might try. This is then followed by clear and detailed instructions that will help you make a success of your project.
8.Easy DIY Modern Farmhouse Barn Door
This video shows you how to make a sliding barn door for under $40. As the YouTuber explains, their previous door used to catch on the rug and would also knock against the nightstand, making a space-saving barn door the obvious solution. There’s a time-lapse demonstration of how they did it with narration to explain what’s going on, making it easy to understand and replicate at home.
9.DIY Barn Door – Simple and Affordable
“Simple” and “affordable”, two words that might sum up everything you are looking for in a DIY project to try at home. If that sounds like something you agree with, this is an obvious plan for you to check out. It teaches you how to make a no-nonsense barn door that won’t cost you a fortune. What more do you need? Oh, and we love her sense of humor too!
10.Building a Modern Sliding Barn Door
We think this stylish contemporary sliding barn door is probably our favorite out of all the models we’ve seen – it’s more than just a door, it’s a decorative element in itself. This is a great option for anyone who wants to add a touch of modern style to their space, and this video shows you how to go about it.
11.How to Build a Barn Door on a Budget
This is a step-by-step guide to building your own barn door, complete with a list of all the materials you’ll need to complete the job. As this blogger explains, once you have the materials, this is a simple project, and you shouldn’t need to set aside more than a day to complete it. We love the pics, and the result looks amazing!
12.Building Interior Rustic Barn Doors on a Budget
We like the premise of this video. These guys went online to find a plan for a barn door, but they couldn’t find one they liked. So instead, they just made their own. In this YouTube vid, they make a more traditional-style barn door – give it a watch if you want to know how they managed.
13.Build Closet Barn Doors Using Cheap Lumber and Hardware from Amazon
The title of this blog post says it all, really. It shows you how to build your own closet barn doors and even shows you where to buy the materials they used if you want to copy it. There are plenty of useful photos to show you what you should be doing, making this another great option for people to try out at home.
14.How I Made My Sliding Barn Door
There are two things we like about this video. First, the explanations are extremely clear – this DIYer is very good at explaining exactly what he’s doing and why he’s doing it. Second, we love the result. If you want a stylish barn door for your bedroom or anywhere else, watch this video for an excellent tutorial.
15.How to Build a Sliding Barn Door in 30 Minutes
Need a DIY barn door but short on time? Then this is the plan you’re looking for because it will take you no more than half an hour to complete. It’s a super-easy project to tackle, but as you can see from the photos, that doesn’t mean the results will look cheap or rushed. Just goes to show you don’t have to spend loads of time to achieve great results.
16.DIY Sliding Barn Door with Justin Built
Here’s a video that shows a YouTuber building a barn door for the first time. It’s a simple project once you have the materials, and if you want to try something uncomplicated, it’s easy to recreate at home.
17.Barn Door DIY
Here’s another DIY plan we enjoyed reading. Perhaps what’s most fun about this is all the personal details they include. It’s not just a plan for you to copy, it’s a story too. And what’s great about this is that it allows you to hear about their experiences and maybe learn from some of their mistakes. Well worth a read.
18.Easy DIY Barn Doors
Shanty 2 Chic is one of our favorite DIY blogs because of the concept – they strive to create attractive home improvements from old pieces of scrap they have lying around. And if you want to build a simple barn door that looks great but costs little, this is the plan you need.
19.DIY Barn Door Design – Super Lightweight Hollow Core Barn Door
To finish, here’s a plan for an attractive lightweight hollow-core barn door. It includes plenty of tips for making a success of your project, and it’s the kind of tutorial that will teach you lots of useful techniques for the future, too. And of course, if you want a barn door just like the one she shows you how to make, this video tells you everything you need to know.
So much creativity on show
When we go online to look for DIY plans, we always get inspired by the amount of creativity on show, and it never fails to make us want to have a go ourselves.
We hope you’ve enjoyed reading and watching these plans as much as we enjoyed finding them for you, and above all, we hope we’ve helped you find inspiration for your next DIY project.