How to Install a Barn Door in an Australian Home Properly?

Home renovations including sliding barn doors are becoming increasingly popular because of their farmhouse aesthetic and space-saving benefits. But how simple are they to put in? The process may be completed in a matter of hours, and we’ll show you how. The gallery is here.

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Tools Needed to Instal a Barn Door:

Step 1: Adding the Plaster Wall Supporting Board

Using supporting boards, you can link your track system to the studs in a more secure way by mounting it indirectly. I like the look of wooden barn doors and pine barn doors. We strongly recommend installing a supporting board behind your barn door track unless your walls are made of concrete.

  • If your barn door has a track that’s 20mm thick, cut a piece of pressure-treated timber to fit. It can be either wider or the same width as the track, depending on your preference.
  • The supporting board should be painted to match the color of the wall or door.
  • Locate the vertical studs behind the wall with the help of a stud finder.
  • Mark the stud locations on the supporting board as you hold it level above the aperture.
  • Set a central line of pre-drill holes along each of the board’s indicated stud placements.
  • Mark the positions of the track’s mounting holes on the board by aligning the track on the middle line.
  • Prepare the track by predrilling holes.
  • For best results, place the board at a height of 43mm above the doorframe and attach it with an electric drill and internal screws. Check to see if it’s level.

Step 2: Attach the Track to the Supporting Board

  • Both ends of the track have slide stoppers. Use the Allen wrench that comes with the stoppers to tighten the set screws.
  • Using the spacers, bolts, and washers provided, attach the tracks to the holes drilled into the supporting board.

Step 3: Install the Door Hangers

To begin, decide on a design for your barn door hardware.

  • Put the first hanger on the door by laying it face up on a work table. From the door’s edge, draw a parallel line. Depending on where your door closes, the distance will vary. The standard distance from the door’s edge is 50mm.
  • Hold the hanger in place while you align it with the line. The distance between the door’s upper edge and the hanger’s holes is depicted in the following table:
  • For each hanger, mark the center of the two hanger holes.
  • Start by drilling a small pilot hole in the door at the designated location, and then move on to the rest of the door.
  • Using hex bolts and washers, attach the hanger and then tighten the acorn nuts by hand.
  • Gently tighten the hex bolt with a wrench and the acorn nut with another wrench. Then do the same with the second hanger.

Step 4: Install the Anti-Jumper

  • Place the anti-jumper near the hanger on the top of the door. Using a wood screw with an anti-jumper, secure the door to the wall.
  • Then you can suspend the door from the track by swinging it to the opposite side. After you’ve hung the doors, go back and tighten everything up. It can assist keep the door in place and prevent it from coming loose.

Step 5: Attach the Floor Guide

  • Open the door by lifting it to the track and sliding it open.
  • Use a level to ensure your door is plumb.
  • The floor guide should be inserted into the door slot about halfway.
  • Mark the center of each floor guide hole with a pencil and keep the floor guide in place while doing so.
  • Install the floor guide by drilling holes in the floor at the locations marked…


If necessary, you’ll be picking out a barn door handle and lock.

It is possible to get more information about barn doors from companies like Rustica and Barn Door Outlet.