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  1. Oh wow, Lora, I really love this! I am such a fan of barn doors anywhere, anytime. Yours is a win-win for both style and function…and what awesome hardware. I so wish I could jump on the Lora B insider freebie, but I have nowhere to install a barn door. Sigh…

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Sheila! If you think of a spot, you’ll know where to come;)

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Linda! I try to always have a stash of old hardware handy; whenever I can find it, I scoop it up!

  2. Lora, Love your door! I’d like to install one myself, but have a question. Doesn’t this leave a gap between the door and the door frame? I don’t want to have any (ahem!) “noise” going outside the bathroom. Call me shy. 😉

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      You have the same concern hubs did, Grace! I showed a pic of how we put a filler board on the back side of the door; it blocks light and sound. You could do this on both sides of the door, but our door butts up to the wall on one side. We might actually put another filler piece at the top. The old, solid wood door is a pretty good sound block also. Great question!

      1. Thanks for your answer, Lora! Good to know it CAN be done. 🙂

  3. Luane M Johnson says:

    I recently started following your blog and read & see so many ideas I want to do or have done. We bought a 30′ x 75′ barracks bldg. from an Air Force base for $1.00, pd. $10,000 to move it onto our 40 acres in SD, have never had a house payment because we did most of the work ourselves and used lots of salvaged materials, except for electrical, plumbing, and a few bldg. materials. We have old doors throughout our house & love your idea for the sliding door, which would work perfect in a hallway in our house. Thanks for all the installation pics!

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Wow, Luane! I think I want to see pictures of your home! Sounds a-mazing! I’m so glad you’re finding inspiration and ideas here! And yes, definitely recommend the slider, and RLP was great to work with, too. I only wish we would have known about these sooner; really should have one on our downstairs tiny bathroom, too. Thanks for commenting!

  4. Lora, this door is amazing! I can’t believe you had a chance to save it, I’m super excited for you. It’s beautiful. I love how seamless the sliding door installation was too. It’s fabulous! Hugs, CoCo

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, CoCo! So nice to have it done and pleased as punch with how it all went!

  5. Amazing that someone threw away such a beautiful door. Glad you rescued it.

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      I’ve picked up so many beautiful doors throughout my life that people have thrown away, Vikki!It kills me to see the solid wood, beautifully made pieces get tossed; I always want to rescue them! One of these days I’ll get around to blogging our upstairs hallway with all 5 different doors and different vintage hardware!