I came up with this unique idea to make this Sliding Pallet Closet Door Set. The project used about three pallets total to build. They are a little heavy but slide easily once level, and really add a lot of character and interest to a room.
Sliding Pallet Closet Door Set – On to the cool stuff:
I used about three pallets to make this. First, I created the frame for each door. The middle point is where I installed the slide handles, and it added a nice bit of detail. You can trim out barn doors very simply by using biscuits to join them and decorative metal bars across the front for support or slats across the back for support. Also, you can make extremely detailed doors with chevron inserts, etc. You are only limited by your imagination. I installed the pallet slats on the inside of the frames and secured with fasteners. I gently sanded everything and installed sliding closet door hardware, taking care to level the doors properly. We think these doors add a lot of character and style!
Editor’s note: Here’s a link to a terrific YouTube video by Mr. Fix It on how to build barn doors that may give you a better idea how to frame them up correctly.
Jaclyn Edwards Russell Bagnall