How to Assemble a Barn Door
We’re able to affordably ship our barn doors throughout North America because they’re packed compactly. That means when your barn door arrives, it will need to be assembled, but with our instructions, it’s simple and straightforward.
Once your barn door arrives, please take the time to clear a space big enough to put the barn door together. It will make assembly a breeze. You’ll also want to make sure the space is clean so you’re not inadvertently damaging the door during assembly. While you can put the door together yourself, it’s much easier with an extra set of hands.
What You Need to Assemble a Barn Door
We send all the hardware you require, so all you need is a drill. You might find a rubber mallet helps to assemble the tongue and groove planks, but it’s not absolutely required.
Unpack Barn Door Pieces
In your package, you should have:
- Tongue and groove planks
- Vertical door stiles
- Horizontal door rails
- 5 ⅝” screws
- Wooden button plugs
- T25 Torx bit
If your barn door has decorative panels you’ll also have:
- Wood decorative panels
If you’re planning on staining your barn door, now would be the best time. We recommend staining all pieces, assembling the door, and then applying the topcoat. If you plan to paint, assemble your door, and then prime and paint it
Barn Door Assembly
You will start by attaching the rails to one of the verticals, then installing the tongue and groove slats, and finally installing the other side’s verticals. Each barn door comes with detailed instructions with pictures that will help with this part of the assembly.
If you have decorative pieces, they should be added after the barn door is fully assembled. Please note that you’ll have to drill the pilot holes using a 1/16” bit.
If at any time during the assembly process you have any questions,
please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Viba Barn Doors & Hardware has been manufacturing sliding barn doors since 2013. All of our wood comes from local mills in the Kitchener-Waterloo area and our doors are constructed at our workshop in Mississauga. We pride ourselves on our sustainable manufacturing process, which includes recycling all wood scraps and dust, and only using low VOC products.
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