35 Comments

  1. Barry said:

    Great door. I like how you joined the slats together. How did you manage to notch the center board so well on either side. Did you use a table saw and then clean it up with a chisel? Also, have you run into any warping issues.
    Thanks,
    Barry
    Northern NJ

    May 27, 2015
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    • said:

      Hi Barry, I notched the center boards of the pallet barn door just like the end boards. Just to be clear it’s 2 pallet boards notched on both sides of each board and then glued and nailed together to create the full notch to receive the vertical boards. No, we have not had any warping issues with the door. Let me know if you have any other questions. Thanks

      May 29, 2015
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  2. said:

    What a great job! It looks amazing!!
    How creative! glad to hear about the barn hardware from Amazon….if I ever get the opportunity….
    Nancy
    wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

    October 30, 2015
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    • said:

      Thanks so much for your sweet comments about our pallet barn door Nancy! Take care, Tara

      November 2, 2015
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    • said:

      Thanks so much Maria!!!

      November 2, 2015
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  3. Love your take on the barn door, and I would imagine it is not as heavy as using typical wood slats. Very nice! I’m visiting from Amaze Me Monday.
    Rita C at Panoply

    November 1, 2015
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    • said:

      Rita, Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments about our pallet barn door. It’s definitely not as heavy as it would be if it was made of oak slats but it is still pretty heavy:). The hardware makes it very easy to slide so the weight doesn’t really matter. Take care, Tara

      November 2, 2015
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  4. gili1959 said:

    Great job. Well done ! Pity i cant see from a closer look how it is notched to the door and if its smooth when it closes and opens. It looks fantastic though. Bravo for the inisheative ..( du excuse my poor english ..)

    November 2, 2015
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    • gili1959 said:

      Sorry – initiative

      November 2, 2015
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    • said:

      Thank you so much for stopping by and your kind comments! The hardware allows the door to slide very smoothly:). Take care, Tara

      November 2, 2015
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  5. We saw a sliding barn door at a furniture store this weekend, and my husband instantly fell in love with the idea of replacing a hard-to-close pocket door with one. Love how the pallet wood gives it an instant antique feel. This would be perfect!

    November 2, 2015
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    • said:

      Thank you so much for your kind comments Vineta! In my opinion barn doors are definitely easier to slide than pocket doors:). Take care, Tara

      November 2, 2015
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  6. I”m totally crushing on this door! I’m a huge fan of reclaimed wood so this is right up my alley. Thanks so much for stopping by The Creative Circle link party 🙂

    November 3, 2015
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    • said:

      Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments LZ!

      November 4, 2015
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  7. I am so glad I found your site. I have been looking for a tutorial like this. Awesome job! This is getting pinned.

    November 5, 2015
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    • said:

      Thank you so much for stopping by to check out my pallet barn door!

      November 9, 2015
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  8. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said:

    What a cool door Tara and the rustic feel is perfect for a boy’s room! Featured at Be Inspired this morning. Thanks so much for sharing!

    November 10, 2015
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    • said:

      Sharon, thank you so much for the feature,the party and for stopping by! It was incredibly sweet of you! Take care, Tara

      November 12, 2015
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  9. melissa said:

    This is a gorgeous door! Thank you for taking the time to show step by step directions! In addition, it was kind of you to include the hardware information. Inspiring site!!

    November 21, 2015
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    • said:

      Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments about our pallet door Melissa!

      November 24, 2015
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  10. said:

    I love this!! I have a pallet sitting in the garage but where do I need a sliding door? Great job!!

    June 6, 2016
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    • said:

      Ha! Thanks so much Susan!!

      June 7, 2016
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  11. said:

    This is gorgeous and just think…you are saving the world. Love this idea. totally pinning!

    June 7, 2016
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    • said:

      Ha, thanks Jess!

      June 16, 2016
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  12. Sara said:

    Love this! Did you power wash or sand the boards? I’m curious how and if your supposed to clean them or if your better off leaving them in their natural state. Thank you

    July 28, 2016
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    • said:

      Thanks so much for stopping by Sara! My husband sanded down the pallet boards A LOT before adding them to the boys bedroom:) We didn’t want to risk any splinters when the boys were sliding their door back and forth!

      July 28, 2016
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  13. said:

    This is beyond awesome!!

    October 10, 2016
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    • said:

      Thanks Roxanne!!!

      October 11, 2016
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  14. Samantha said:

    Love the barn door. We are getting ready to put one on our pantry. Since it has been almost a year I wanted to check in and see how the hardware is holding up? Is it decent quality? We are trying to decide on what hardware to purchase.

    December 23, 2016
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    • said:

      Hi Samantha! We have had the barn door up for almost 2 years now and the hardware and the door are still in fantastic shape.

      December 27, 2016
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  15. Janice said:

    Do you have any problems with the bottom of the door banging, or the door swinging out from the wall?

    January 1, 2017
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    • said:

      No problems with the door swinging out from the wall. The barn door kit comes with a door guide to keep the door close to the wall. Thanks so much for commenting Janice!

      January 3, 2017
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  16. David Jaworski said:

    I’m wanting to do a bedroom and a bathroom sliding door in my mobile home the thing I’m concerned about is the weight mobile home walls aren’t as strong as house walls I think I would have to make a free standing frame of some kind so the weight will be secret from the wall

    April 19, 2017
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    • said:

      Thanks so much for stopping by David. I don’t have any wisdom on construction in mobile homes so I don’t want to tell you the wrong thing :). I would say that our pallet door is probably a similar weight to any solid wood door.

      April 24, 2017
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