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Barn door ideas for your home

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Barn doors can be used around your home to save space or make a statement.


Check out these creative barn door projects shared by Bunnings Workshop community members and feel free to ask for advice about your own build.


1. MDF barn door with diagonal pattern by @LePallet 


Riley cut and aligned MDF pieces to create this stylish design and installed the barn door on a custom-built bulkhead.




2. Pine barn door for living room by @Jwyatt 


Seven Pine lining boards were used to construct this barn door that partitions a living area to shield the afternoon sun and help air conditioners run more efficiently.




3. Barn door feature wall by @GeoffB 


These barn doors were utilised to screen an unused entrance and create a rustic feature at a cafe.




4. VJ panelling barn door by @mattoharae 


Matt biscuit joined and glued two doors together to create a wide barn door and then used Liquid Nails to attach VJ panels.




5. Wide hardwood barn doors by @LePallet 


Riley joined two barn doors together to slide in one direction and cover a wide entryway.




6. Handmade barn doors by @peta 


Workshop member Peta proudly shared these striking barn doors built by her husband.




7. Barn door using fence palings by @Hansi 


Community member Hansi made this barn door using fence palings and pickets.




8. Double barn doors by @woodalwaysworks 


Standard double doors converted into sliding barn doors and decorated with MDF and skirting.




9. Hallway herringbone design barn door by @Megarakawa 


A barn door with a herringbone pattern built from scratch using Pine to fit a wide hallway entrance.




10. Bifold barn door by @TammieBrown 


Tammie's first door build, this bifold was made using recycled pallet timber and fitted with a deadlock.




11. Barn door for added privacy by @buildwithroneth 


Tasmanian Oak was used for a homemade barn door to create privacy between living and bedrooms and conserve energy costs.




12. Farmhouse sliding barn door by @Natalya 


Rescued from a salvage yard, this door was upcycled with paint to give it a distressed look. 




13. Hardwood bifold doors by @LePallet 


These two hardwood bifold doors have hinges in the middle and one roller on each end. 




14. Bathroom barn door with pet access by @DIY_Babe 


Offering privacy to a bathroom hallway and bedroom without encroaching on limited space, this door also allows entry for pets. 




15. D.I.Y. barn door by @Bubbles8712 


After receiving advice from the Bunnings Workshop community, community member Bubbles8712 was able to show off their final result and assist others with their own builds. 




16. Barn door for lounge room by @henrywr 


Made using 17mm ply, a few 140x18mm DAR pine boards and FJ 18x18 Pine for the slats, this door has a dramatically different look on either side.




17. D.I.Y. barn door by @sudarsoe 


Community member Sudarsoe concluded that "making your own barn door is easy" after completing this project for a bathroom.




18. F17 hardwood barn door by @Starkers_17 


Bunnings Workshop community member Sean built this very large barn door for a living room using hardwood timber. 




19. Recycled barn doors by Garry


Garry recycled old Cedar doors for his barn door build. 




20. Barn door with VJ panels by @lifestylebymari


Experienced community member Mariana shared a step-by-step guide to creating a custom barn door using VJ panels after building her own.




How to install a barn door


Discover how easy it is to fit the track and hang your own barn doors in the step-by-step guide How to install a barn door.  



For more ideas, check out Barn-style sliding doors: how and why to get the look.

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