Sliding Door Tip

We mounted a little caster to the baseboard behind the left side of the sliding door yesterday. I pulled the door away from the wall in these first two photos so that you could see it:

Sliding Door Tip

Caster behind sliding door to keep it from scraping

The caster helps push out the bottom of the door juuuust enough so that it won’t bang against the wall behind it. It also helps make sure the back of the brackets attached to the top of the door won’t ever scratch against the front of the door trim.

Sliding Barn Door Hardware | Old Library Pocket Door

(I did add a little felt behind those brackets though, too.)

Barn Door Sliding Hardware Track | Sabel Steel Wholesale

The caster only pushes the bottom of the door out about an inch, so you can barely tell it’s there:

Old Sliding Library Pocket Door Turned Barn Door

That extra inch created enough space to ensure that fingers won’t get pinched either:

Sliding Door | Barn Door | Library Door | Pocket Door

You know how I feel about pinched fingers.

Bruised Fingernail

It’s been 4 months since I smashed that sucker in our back door. I guess I could paint on some polish if I owned some, but truth be told, watching that thing grow out is completely¬†fascinating to me. ūüėÄ




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  1. Ter'e says

    you are the cutest Weirdo I have ever seen. LOL :-) Your nail is an ouchie I don’t want to see in person.

    I positively love the door. Incredible. Gorgeous!!!! I am completely in love with the door. Can you hear me singing…..”Door of my Dreams………”
    ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh lovely.

  2. Danna says

    Layla, love love love the sliding door. I recently located one & trying to figure out a place to put in our house‚Ķeven if not needed. Who doesn’t like a cool sliding door?
    Your blog/website is an inspiration. You rock it!

  3. Kelei says

    Do you have instructions on how to build and install the barn door? Also I didn’t see the mention of the color used???? Please help

    • Layla says

      Hi Kelei! I don’t have instructions on building or installing a barn door (I didn’t do either of those things), but the wall color is Gray Owl lightened by 50%! :-)

  4. Carla Rosser says

    Love your door. I am in the middle of a remodel and thought I really wanted a barn door until I started looking for the track system. They are soooo expensive. Can you tell me what kind you have and if it is noisy. Thank You!!

    • Carla Rosser says

      Layla sorry to have sent you a message. I just had to dig a little deeper and I found where you purchased your track hardware. Thank you for the inspiration!

  5. Maggie says

    Hi Layla,
    I’m trying to figure out a solution to our dining room/living room opening and thought of your beautiful library door. I’m curious how wide it is. Do you know roughly? Thanks!

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