Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Building our own rolling DIY Door and Organizing with Rev-a-shelf

building a rolling barn door DIY
We love the concept of barn doors, rolling door, and pocket doors because they are neat and trendy! We were so excited that we were able to include a sliding door in our #BathroomReno project. We had a closet outside the washroom, where we keep our linen. To access this closet we needed to come out of the washroom, which was not convenient. When we were planning our renovation, we decided to bring the closet inside the bathroom, which would allow us to have more space and use it functionally.  
building a rolling barn door DIY
Placing a sliding door instead of a swing door allowed us to have a wider opening for the closet, and allowed us to add custom Rev-a-shelf to keep everything neat, organized, and accessible. 
building a rolling barn door DIY
We were also able to add a double rack towel holder to the door, so it can serve two purposes, help slide the door easily, as well as allow us to keep towels.
building a rolling barn door DIY
The hardware that is needed for sliding doors and barn doors are quite expensive, so we looked for solutions on the Internet that would suite our need. We adapted this concept for the door's hardware, and adapted the measurements and the pieces we used to suite our needs. 
building a rolling barn door DIY
We used simple hardware that can be found at home improvement stores to build the hardware for our sliding door. The hardware can be found in the plumbing section and electrical section. The cost for the hardware was about $25. 
2 - 1/2 inch galvanized iron floor flanges 
2 - 90 Degree Elbow 
2 1/2 Inch Eye hole hooks (regular hooks with a closed loop) 
2 non-swivelling casters
lightweight 48" long 1/2 pipe 
building a rolling barn door DIY rustoleum spray paint
Since we could not find all the hardware and some of the other items such as the heating register and faceplates in the Venetian bronze, we used Rust-Oleum Metallic Paint and Primer Spray that worked fabulously. Using this Metallic Paint was easy and it gave us custom results. This spray works on all surfaces. 
metallic spray any surface
Cut the pipe to the width of your opening including how far you want your door to slide past the opening. Leave room for the elbows and floor flanges on both ends when measuring. 
building a rolling barn door DIY
We used a 20" panelled hollow core door that would fit our opening. We first painted the door with Para Paints Chrysler Hall white from the Ultra Collection. Then position where you want the eye hooks on the door and drill a hole, then screw it to the tops of the doors, and attach the casters to the bottom of the door.
building a rolling barn door DIY
Screw the floor flanges to the ceiling and attach one of the elbows to one side. Place the doors inside the space and thread the eye hooks through the long pipe. Attach the pipe to the ceiling and secure the other elbow to the flange. 
building a rolling barn door DIY
To place the robe hook and the towel rack from the Delta Dryden bathroom accessories we used E-Z Ancor because both the closet and the bathroom door are hollow.
building a rolling barn door DIY
We used standard melamine boards that were cut at the hardware store for the shelves and to give it a finished look we ironed on veneer edging. 
building a rolling barn door DIY revashelf organize
For three of the shelves, we attached Rev-a-shelf hardware, which makes our deep closet easier to access. 
building a rolling barn door DIY revashelf organize
For the bottom we placed a Hamper Bottom Mount with Removable wire bin that has a canvas liner by mounting it to wood and attaching it to the floor of the closet. For the space beside it I plan to make a custom wooden box to keep extra toilet paper. For the second shelf from the bottom, we mounted the Hamper Bottom Mount Wire with Polymer Utility basket. There is space on the side on this hamper to place a basket. 
building a rolling barn door DIY revashelf organize
For the third shelf from the bottom, we mounted the base cabinet pullout single wire basket and placed woven organizer baskets with machine washable canvas liner to keep toiletry organized. I like that the canvas liner has a pull handle. 
building a rolling barn door DIY revashelf organize
I am glad we decided to use simple hardware to build the door, and make it custom because it gives a closed, organized space within the bathroom that can be kept closed for privacy.

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8 comments:

  1. I'm always looking for storage solutions, these are some great ideas! Love he fact you can get to the back of the closet because of the wheels!m rather then dig through it!

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  2. What a great idea! I need to do this in my closet!

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  3. Looks great! Such a good idea

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