We know a thing or two about box track sliding door hardware: that’s because we invented the original enclosed box track in the 1930s.

The mechanics of box track barn door hardware are simple: the track is installed over an opening. Door panels are retrofitted with hanger assemblies to easily glide in the enclosed track. The track is attached in turn by brackets affixed to the interior or exterior wall of a building, granting the track stability and strength to ensure the track holds together over time and repeated use. The weight of the door is supported by the track system alone, and a bottom guide (or roller) is used to stabilize the bottom end of the door. Enclosed box track hardware has the added benefit of protection: the enclosure guards the trolleys and track from dust, dirt, and other abrasives for increased longevity and smooth operation.

sliding door hardware kits

But why would you need a hardware kit? Well, a great barn door is nothing without the proper hardware and installation. Though exterior sliding barn doors cater to multiple trends and industry needs, not many trend-seeking enthusiasts are aware just how integral the right selection of durable and effective hardware really is. With sliding barn doors, you need to make sure you choose trusted hardware that withstands a high weight capacity and won’t give out or rust. A timeless door deserves the time-tested hardware to match.


At RW Hardware, we offer door kits for single-parting, bi-parting, and slide-fold doors. Our box track sliding door hardware kits are manufactured for metal and wood door assembly include everything you need to assemble your sliding barn door. Please be advised that fasteners are not included with RW Hardware kits in most cases on account of differing construction criteria from project to project.

90 years after creating the very first, we’re still the top choice for hardware kits, because our offering is unique. Depending on the sliding door installed, our hardware kits include the following essentials:


Hangers with truck/apron hardware

Joint brackets

Center brackets with end blind

End stops

Floor center stop

Center stop bracket (if bi-parting sliding door)

Anti-jump blocks with fasteners

Bow handles

Flush pulls

Guide roller strip

Each kit comes with sliding door box track components like roller bearing hangers and aprons. Each kit is treated with powder coating to withstand the elements and comes in a wide array of color options to fit your aesthetic. The kits range from 400 lb to 2500 lb capacity for true unparalleled quality, whether you’re hanging a barn door in your home, or in an aircraft hangar.


Unique and unlike any other sliding barn door hardware kit in the industry, our positive interlocking track joint brackets prevent horizontal track slippage or separation. As another benefit to our sleek and purposeful design, the mechanical installations are easy to complete and do not require welding.


Our box track sliding door hardware can be formatted to fit your operational needs and aesthetic preferences. For light or heavy-duty applications, we provide kits for installations as simple as 200-pounds or as heavy-duty as 5,000-pounds. The hardware kits can come in an endless amount of variations as you have the freedom to select your guide rollers, door pulls, and bow handles. You can also elect to include add-ons like a weather strip to further insulate your doors and protect your interior from the outdoor elements. With our 8 different finishes, including a clear coat to highlight the natural hardware, our finished product can either blend in or mark the cornerstone to your infrastructure, being the conversation piece to your visitors and clients.


We pride ourselves in holding the longest warranty in the industry because we believe in the durability and high quality of our products. We’re not only a leading national hardware brand because of lead time: we lead the way in integrity, both in our products and in our people. If the hardware on your sliding barn door wears with irreparable damage within a decade’s time, we will freely and gladly replace it.


After supplying hardware kits for exterior sliding barn doors for the past 140 years, we at RW Hardware have refined our technique and product to supply finished, top-notch products that do not require a space engineer’s knowledge to assemble.

When requesting an order, all you need to supply are the following: the width and height of the opening; the width, height, and thickness of the door; door and jamb construction; and jamb and headroom conditions. Contact us today to receive a free quote and begin building your sliding box track barn door hardware kit.