The beauty of interior barn door makes it very appropriate to be installed in any home design. It can be painted to be matched with the existing color scheme and it also can be suited with the style of your home. Moreover, you can do it yourself in the interior of the barn door using reclaimed lumber. So, you don’t need to buy a new door, but you can make your own barn door instead.
Since you are working with old interior barn door, you need to inspect for termites, molds and other invaders. Typically, barn door is prone to damage from moisture and some insects such as powders post beetles and carpenter ants. After suspecting, you can remove the door from the original location and detach it from the barn structure. The old hardware and all the over head tracks from the old barn door can be saved to be used later. If they can’t work, the can be used as complementary accent piece. After that, you van clean the doors and lubricate the original hardware and hinges that you want to reuse.
Dirty hardware is prone to rust, so if you want to reuse the hardware, cleaning and lubricating is very important in order to make them in a usable condition. After cleaning, you van refinish the barn door. Actually, this step is optional. Some people may like the look of the old barn door, but refinish the old barn door can give you a unique and decorative effect. This is also the time where you can achieve your desire finish.
You can simply repaint the old barn door to matches with your home interior. This is quite easy since the existing paint, enamel and other pigment can just be finished without having to strip them out. You can just reapply the new painting over the old painting. So, making a good interior barn door is quite easy. You can make your own barn door with ease.