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Sliding Barn Door Locks: 5 Solutions

Barn doors are popular, but they aren’t realistic if you can’t lock them for privacy! Check out these 5 sliding barn door locks as a quick solution.

If you’ve ever thought about building a barn door or moving into a new home that has a sliding barn door, you may be thinking about how in the world you would ever lock a barn door.

Since there is no traditional door handle with a locking mechanism, you may even think that barn doors aren’t realistic because it isn’t possible to lock a sliding barn door.

We certainly never would have installed a sliding door on our modern bathroom if it wasn’t able to be locked. If you have small kiddos, you know that toddlers have no concept of privacy so locking the bathroom door maybe your own chance for some alone time!

Collage of five different sliding barn door locks with sliding barn door locks 5 solutions

Have no fear! There are several different ways that you can install a barn door lock that works for your specific scenario!

In this article, we’ll share 5 unique sliding barn door locks that help you make an informed decision on the best lock for your door!

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In this article, we'll share 5 unique sliding barn door locks that help you make an informed decision on the best lock for your door!

Sliding Barn Door Locks

There you have it – 5 different sliding barn door locks! One of these is bound to work for your specific sliding door to keep the door locked when you need it.

What else will you need for your barn door?

Barn door

If you’re not building your DIY barn door, you’ll obviously need to buy one of those! I love this one with the white V-shaped design.

You may even be able to find a barn door kit that comes with the hardware and handle – like this.

Barn door hardware

Remember that you’ll also need to think about sliding barn door hardware since there is no traditional hinge for these types of doors. We used this barn door hardware and it worked great for our barn door in our master bedroom.

Handle for barn door

Lastly, you’ll need a handle for your barn door. We used this sleek modern handle and it actually came with the door latch locking mechanism! Win-win!

Which of these sliding barn door locks is your favorite?

Let us know in the comments below!

1 thought on “Sliding Barn Door Locks: 5 Solutions

  1. Here is the way to lock a sliding barn door. Drill the required holes and screw the lock’s backplate to the door frame. Connect the front plate. Install the rectangular plate and fasten it with screws after that.

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