Sliding barn doors that swing out
A major problem with sliding barn doors face is that they don’t lie flat to the surface they are attached to. I’ve seen this happen with purchased hardware and homemade hardware. Fortunately, there is a super easy fix.
I’ve seen everything from guides to bottom tracks installed on sliding door consoles. That’s fine if that’s the look you’re going for, but I am really not a fan. If you know me, you know I like simple. The answer is super simple. Ready for it?
Head to your local Home Depot or hit up Amazon and score some neodymium magnets and super glue. These little guys are incredibly powerful and work like a dream. Combine this with a forstner bit and you can maintain your look while providing a secure connection for the doors.
You now have sliding barn doors that stay in place
What you need
We found this to be a pretty simple project. You need your console (of course) and:
- Neodymium ring magnets
- Forstner bit
- Super glue