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How to Install Barn Door Cabinets

So you’ve fallen in love with the functional beauty of barn doors and now you want to enjoy them on your cabinets?… Awesome!  We’ve got a few pointers on how to get straight to it.

You’re probably in one of these two common scenarios. You may have existing traditional cabinet doors that you’d like to switch out cabinet barn doors or you are starting from scratch with a surface that is begging for some functional art in the form of cabinets, barn door style.

Either way, the key is to get the barn doors and barn door hardware installed onto the cabinet.

Let’s organize this process into 4 steps.

Step 1.  Take a step back

In this step you will need to grab your most trusted tape measurer and check a few things.

Get a measurement of how much space you have from the top of the cabinet door opening to the ceiling or the total height of the face frame above the opening. You’ll need this space to affix your track to. You’ll also need some space above that for your hangers (the beautiful strap with wheel) to roll freely on top of the track.

TIP: With Cabinet barn door hardware, you do not need the same size hanger as a typical barn door because they are so much lighter. Check out our website for the perfectly designed and engineered cabinet barn door hardware that we call our “mini”.  

Depending on which style hardware you chose, make sure that you have enough head room for the hanger and track.

The other measurement you should double check is the width and height of the door in comparison to the opening. You are going to want the door to overlap the opening so that you don’t see into the cabinet when the door is in the closed position.

Step 2. Dig in & Pull the trigger

Now it’s time to use the drill!

You’ll want to line up the end of your track with the edge of where the door will be in the closed position. The rest of the track should be going beyond the opening in the direction that you want it to open.

Double check that you have enough head as you should have already noted this in the previous step and then make sure that the bottom of the track does not interfere with the top of the opening.

TIP: Get your trusty ol’ BFF to hold the track in place with a level on top while you mark through the holes in the track onto the face frame of the cabinet.

Now, high five your BFF for good measure… and then drill pilot holes into the face frame for your lag screws to affix the track.

Using the provided lag screws, spacers and stops, affix the track to the face frame.

Step 3. The doors

With extreme pride, take the cabinet barn door hangers and install one to each side of the cabinet door.

Make sure that the space between the bottom of the wheel and the top of the door is a minimum of 3/8” taller than the width of the track. There are multiple track width options so just double check which one you went with.

The hanger strap should be installed so that when the door is in the closed position, the edge of the hanger will contact the track stop. Double check this measurement before you drill holes in your door.

Now, mark through the holes of the hangers onto the face of the door and drill through the door for the hanger hardware provided and secure the hangers to the door.

Step 4. Hang it!

Pause for effect…Isn’t that stunning??!

With your cabinet barn door is smoothly rolling along the track it’s time for one more high five. (But don’t get too cocky)… you need to make sure that you finish this little project off with the bottom guide and the anti-jump brackets to ensure this little beauty doesn’t get any crazy ideas.

Use the provided screws to install these precautionary pieces that will help the door stay on track.

Well, played. Your next step is to enjoy it while thinking of more places to put some barn doors….

#Rustica

 

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Rustica Lock Measuring Guide

Measuring Distance

This is the measurement from the top of your door to where you'd like the lock handle. This measurement allows you the flexibility to place the locking mechanism where it will not interfere with any existing handles or fixtures pre-mounted to the door. You'll need at least 2-1/8" clearance below. See Picture

Hole Placement

Introducing an easy solution to little ones slamming your barn door! Our new Closure soft-stop system slows you door down before it makes contact with the track stop. This ensures a smooth stop every time. The Closure system has been specially designed to be universal with all Rustica Hardware flat track systems, no matter the length of track this product will work with your flat track system. Product comes with (2) Closure mechanisms (one for each side of the track system) to protect your system whether it’s being opened or closed.

Placement is measured from bottom of the door to the door bore hole.

Placement is measured from bottom of the door to the door bore hole.

Standard is 5'-1/2" above door knob boring.

Our designer corbels are sold in pairs. Each pair of mantel corbels is made of solid alder wood and designed for use with our floating mantel shelves. Corbels are easy to install and add a substantial design feature to your mantel space. Corbels will come finished to match the color and texture of your selected mantel.

All of our solid wood doors are made from the finest grade knotty alder or poplar. The species of wood that a door is made from is based on the finish that is selected for that door. Knotty Alder is more rustic and full of knots that are prevalent in the finished look. Poplar is a cleaner wood in that it has less knots for a more seamless look.

Please use the below guide if you're interested knowing what species of wood your door will be made from and the type of look you should be expecting:

This is the width, height and thickness of the door itself. If you are replacing a slab (door without the jamb), fill in the exact measurements of the existing slab.

To measure rough opening height, measure the distance from the stud above the door opening to the floorboard at the bottom of the door opening.

To measure rough opening width, measure the distance from the stud on one side of the door opening to the stud on the opposite side of the opening.

Measure the existing slab, that you're wanting to replace, from the top of the door to the top of each hinge. You will format your entry in this format: Hinge 1- 10" from top of door. Hinge 2- 22.

We Recommend:

3-1/2" hinges for 1-3/8" doors, 4" hinges for 1-3/4" doors and 4-1/2" hinges for 2-1/4" doors.

Select which side of the door you'd like your pull/handle to be located when facing the front side of the door (the side of the opening in which you can see your track/rolling system). The back side handle will be placed on the same side of the door as your front side handle.

NOTE: The current lead time for Brushed Steel and Brushed Stainless Steel on the Box system type is 7 weeks.

Hinge Placement Instruction

To identify hinge positions, measure from the TOP of the door to the top of each hinge.

Door Accessories

Spice Rack

The spice rack is great for holding an assortment of items.

Stories Told Bookshelf

Four shelfs total, our biggest bookshelf.

Steam Engine Bookshelf

Two shelfs, with a beautiful design.

Coat Hanger

The perfect coat hanger for any office or home entry.

Modern Industrial Floating Shelf Dark

Achieve the popular look of clean modern shelving with a touch of industrial flare with adding our Mountain Modern Floating Shelves to your barn door! This product includes two matching shelves. Each are made of solid knotty alder wood, with a craftsman finish. The shelves are accented steel brackets that add character and life to these beautiful art pieces. Each shelf is hand touched by an an American Craftsman to ensure quality and an artists aesthetic.

Modern Industrial Floating Shelf Clear

Achieve the popular look of clean modern shelving with a touch of industrial flare with adding our Mountain Modern Floating Shelves to your barn door! This product includes two matching shelves. Each are made of solid knotty alder wood, with a craftsman finish. The shelves are accented steel brackets that add character and life to these beautiful art pieces. Each shelf is hand touched by an an American Craftsman to ensure quality and an artists aesthetic.

Modern Industrial Floating Shelf Grey

Achieve the popular look of clean modern shelving with a touch of industrial flare with adding our Mountain Modern Floating Shelves to your barn door! This product includes two matching shelves. Each are made of solid knotty alder wood, with a craftsman finish. The shelves are accented steel brackets that add character and life to these beautiful art pieces. Each shelf is hand touched by an an American Craftsman to ensure quality and an artists aesthetic.

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