Installing Interior Barn Doors

Palisade Homes, West Linn Oregon

Bringing sliding barn doors inside the home is a fun way to add instant character and charm. The look of sliding doors can range from a salvaged cottage-look to a more clean and modern style.

Palisade Homes, West Linn Oregon

The photos above are a salvaged barn door I installed. I found an online company, Crown Industrial, to make the black powder-coated track.

The door and handle were treasures I found at Aurora Mills salvation yard in Aurora, Oregon . This door took our carpenters hours to install having to work around some warp and varying widths of it. Ugh. So worth it though! My husband had the doors (pictured below) in a clients house using a box-style track system. These were brand new doors and the installation was much simpler. Our cabinet company we use, Imperial Cabinets, can also produce some great looking replica salvaged doors.

Palisade Homes, West Linn Oregon

 Here’s some other fun hanging doors I LOVE!…

Southern Living

Crown Industrial

Crown Industrial

Crown Industrial

If you don’t have a doorway to install these looks, you can simply hang a pair of doors on a track onto a large wall. This really anchors a room and gives the illusion of another room behind it. Also at the Aurora Mills Salvation, I found some pieces of salvaged barn wood to make this custom 5’x5′ mirror with, below.

My Home, DIY Salvaged Barn Wood Mirror

Hope this gets your creative wheels turning!


xox, Sarah


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7 Responses to Installing Interior Barn Doors

  1. Sandra says:

    love it! this is exactly what I have been wanting to do to my laundry room door. I need to take the door off that opens in and leaves me without any room at all where I could have some shelving for much needed storage where the silly door is. Plus they add a lot!
    I would have my hubby build one that looks like a barn door and I can already see it in my mind. thanks for the great post !

  2. Love those doors!
    I’m gonna find a way to install something similar in my next home.
    Thanks for the post.


  3. Michaela says:

    Wow, Sarah! It’s amazing. Just saw your post at Tatertots and Jello. You’re so creative. I just love barn doors!

  4. Bec says:

    Just saw this on TT&J … and it came at a perfect time! My husband and I are planning to install a sliding barn door in our house soon …
    I LOVE everything about your style.
    And thank you for reminding me about the Aurora Mills Salvation Yard! I live about 15 minutes from there! 🙂
    Small world. 🙂
    Glad to find your blog!
    ~Bec 🙂

  5. Shannon says:

    My husband and I need a divider between two rooms to block noise and we couldn’t figure out what to do. I watched a candice olson hgtv show and saw the barn door and when I googled for information I discovered your amazing blog! I love all the sliding doors. Do you think my husband and I as novice re-modelers can handle installing them? I am so excited! On a side note I love Portland, my mom’s from Oregon and her whole family lives in Portland. I would move there in a second!

    • Not if you want to stay happily married. 🙂 It took our carpeters over 2 hrs to install. That is because of all the different widths and warping on this old door. A new door would be MUCH easier. Good luck! xox Sarah

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