Sliding doors can be a great way of saving space in your home since they don’t need any clearance to swing open. However, fitting them can be tricky, and they also don’t come cheap – but if you’re up for a challenge, you can have a go at making your own to save a little cash.
If you’re interested in having a go, we’ve scoured the internet to see what other people have been trying – and here are our top 19 DIY sliding door plans to help you get inspired.
1.DIY Home Decor: How to Make a Sliding Door for Under $40
Building your own DIY sliding door is not the easiest challenge you can take on, but it’s far from impossible, especially if you have the right plan to follow. This makes this blog a great place to start since it gives you info on the kinds of tools and materials you’ll need to prepare as well as guiding you through the steps you need to follow to complete the job. A big thumbs-up from us!
2.DIY Sliding Barn Door with Window!
Here’s an interesting YouTube video we found that shows you how to make a sliding pantry door with a built-in window. She’s an experienced DIYer who’s already posted loads of other videos of her projects, but we find this one particularly impressive because the result is little short of stunning. Great job and definitely one we’re sure lots of other people are likely to want to try.
3.How To: DIY a Space-Saving Sliding Door
Interior sliding doors can be a great way of saving a bit of space since they don’t need to swing open like a regular door. Even better, you don’t need to spend lots of money buying one since, with a little DIY skill, you can have a go at making your own. And this plan shows you how.
4.How I Made My Sliding Barn Door
This YouTuber had a specific problem that needed to be addressed in his home, namely a lack of privacy in his bedroom. The solution he came up with was to add a DIY sliding door – and you can check out this video to see how it went.
5.How to Build a DIY Modern Sliding Door
As this blogger explains, sliding doors are great for saving space in small homes, but they can look wonderful too. A sliding door can add a touch of contemporary class to your home, and there are loads of possibilities, allowing you to choose the style that most closely matches your taste. If you are looking for a detailed and simple plan, this one has everything you need. Well worth a read.
6.Sliding Barn Door in One Weekend
Making a sliding door doesn’t need to take up huge amounts of your time – as this YouTuber proves by finishing her entire project in a single weekend. This means if you’re short of time and want a quick and easy plan to follow, this could be just the one you’re looking for.
7.DIY Sliding X Door Tutorial
Jenna, the owner of this blog, admits to being obsessed with doors. An original door can add a striking look to a room, completely changing the overall effect of the interior space. In this plan, she tells us how to make a sliding X door. It includes useful diagrams with measurements as well as plenty of explanations that will help you achieve the same results when you try it at home.
8.DIY Sliding Barn Door with Rick
The thing we like most about this project is the way he starts by using software to design the door. From there, here he moves into the real world, translating the computer design into reality. It’s fascinating to watch the process and a recommended video to check out.
9.Learn How to Make a Sliding Door for Your Home for Under $40
There are several reasons why we love DIY. Part of it comes from the joy of making something with our own two hands, and it’s also a wonderful outlet for our creativity. But then there’s the fact that it helps us save a lot of cash, and for many people, that’s a major consideration. In that case, this plan will appeal since it shows you how to make a sliding door for under $40. Intrigued? Then check it out.
10.Simple Sliding Door with Shoji Paper
A lot of the sliding door plans we found were quite similar, but this one stands out from the crowd. It’s a video that shows you how to make your own Japan-inspired sliding door with Shoji paper. If you want to give your home a touch of the Far East, this is a video that should give you some ideas.
11.How to Build & Install a Sliding Door
The Instructables website is a great resource for DIY projects, and we usually include at least one of their plans whenever we do one of these roundups. Like all the other plans on the site, this plan for a DIY sliding door includes clear instructions, plenty of photos, useful illustrations and everything else you will need for making completing this project successfully.
12.Building a Sliding Door on a Budget
We think DIY should be two things – it should be fun and it should be inexpensive. And if you agree, this is a video plan that should appeal to you. Learn how to make a sliding door that costs very little – and have some fun while you’re doing it!
13.Easy DIY Sliding Doors for Cabinets
This plan is a little different because it’s for cabinet sliding doors rather than doors you walk through. However, if that’s the kind of thing you’re looking to make, it’s a great resource that gives you all the information you need to make these doors. There are lots of illustrations, and it’s fun to read, too. Another blog that’s worth checking out.
14.DIY Sliding Door
In this post, you can learn how to recreate this great-looking sliding door for not very much money. Part of the discussion on the page is about solving the problem of the runners and whether it’s better to go for a single runner or a double version. Anyway, one thing’s for sure – the end result looks fantastic, so if you want something like this for your home, why not give it a go?
15.$20 DIY barndoor hardware
This isn’t a plan for a whole door – this is simply a hack for the hardware. but since this can often be the most expensive part of the project, this is a video that might save you some money – so check it out if you don’t want to spend more than you need to.
16.DIY Modern Sliding Barn Door
The wooden sliding door in this plan is one of our favorites. It somehow gives the house a contemporary yet rustic look, and as with all sliding doors, it’s a great space-saving solution. Other than the door itself, the best part about this blog is the collection of useful photos that guide you through the process, showing you what the DIYers did at each step. This is another site that’s sure to give you some ideas about the kinds of things you can try in your home.
17.How to Build a Simple Sliding Barn Door
As this blogger points out, sliding doors can be a little expensive, even when you DIY them, due to the cost of the hardware you use to hang them. However, the sliding door they show you how to make in this plan is at the more budget-friendly end of the price scale, making it a great option for anyone who doesn’t want to spend too much money on the project.
18.DIY Double Sliding Doors for under $150
These double sliding doors will set you back a little more money than some of the other options we found, but they’re still not overly expensive, and if you want a pair of classy and chic sliding doors for your home, you might not mind the price tag. It’s a site with loads of photos of gorgeous interiors, too, so it’s sure to get those creative juices flowing.
19.DIY Sliding Barn Door Console Hardware Tutorial
Here’s another interesting DIY project for you to have a go at – it teaches you how to make sliding barn-style doors for your console or cabinet. As the DIYer explains, she completed this project with off-the-shelf hardware, and we’re sure you’ll agree that the results are fantastic. Another great DIY project!
Lots of ingenious plans
As you can see, there are lots of plans to choose from for a whole range of sliding doors. We always get inspired when we go online to find DIY plans, and it always gives us the urge to have a go ourselves.
We hope you’ve enjoyed these plans – and above all, we hope we’ve helped you find the ideas you need to get started on your next DIY project.