Various drill bits, hardest one to get is the 8mm or equivalent
#12 screw countersink
Hand miter box and hacksaw
Dremel rotary tool and grinding bit
Ceiling barn door rail system: $190
Floor roller: $22
Door handle $27
Aluminum L-rails: $50
Contact cement: $10
I am not including the cost of the MONGSTAD mirror ($99) since we had it for years.
I am not including the cost of the ASKVOLL wardrobe since I had used the parts from that up in another project, and had the back panel set aside for a possible future project.
Did this over a week. It took 6 hours to make panels, drill holes in aluminum L rails, and attach them to the mirror. 6 hours for installing rail system, hanging door, and adding the floor roller and handle.
Make sure the rail is level! Ceilings and floors are notorious for not being level. A barn door with good rollers will slowly slide downhill if the rail isn’t perfectly level. Take the time to shim the brackets.
Drilling holes in rail to reposition the brackets to line up with the joists was hard. Drilling rather large holes in curved surface of hard steel pipe took some time and dulled quite a few drill bits.
Always wear safety glasses when working overhead. Stuff drops into your eyes all the time otherwise.
Here’s goes my mirror barn door
Before: There is no door between the master bedroom and master bathroom. The MONGSTAD mirror stood next to the opening for years!
As the MONGSTAD mirror was too short for the opening, I cut plywood to close up the top and bottom. Then, covered these header and footer plywood panels with cut up back panels from the ASKVOLL wardrobe.
Jules Yap started IKEAHackers.net in 2006 as a personal blog to showcase the most impressive IKEA hacks from all over the world. Since then, she has learned a lot more about power tools and DIY. Her site has helped thousands modify IKEA furniture with step-by-step tutorials, craft projects and home styling.