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how to install barn doors

These general instructions are a guideline only. If you are not confident that you will be able to execute this project, please do not attempt to do so. Consult your local building codes as required, follow the manufacturer’s instructions and get additional advice from the experts at your local Kent store that is suited to your specific project.

For this project you will need:

Level Measuring tape
Drill Stud Finder
Hardware provided in kit Appropriate safety equipment


Step 1

Measure where you want your barn door to go and the placement of the top rail. Measure to make sure the bolts will line up with studs using a stud finder. If they don’t, consider using heavy duty drywall anchors.


Step 2

Slide on bump stops for the door on each end of the rail before attaching the rail to the wall. Use a level to make sure the rail is straight.


Step 3

Install hangers onto door about 6” from each edge and lift the door onto the mounted rail. Tighten the bump stops on each end of the rail to where you want the door to stop.


Step 4

Install the barn door track guide on the floor.


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