I've salvaged an old door from a neighbor's demolition to upgrade the door of my small laundry closet.
I thought it would be interesting to mount the door as a sliding barn door, both as a visual statement piece and to avoid constructing a new door frame/casing.
The issue is that the laundry area door/wall (cut into a solid wall cavity that originally housed a murphy bed) is only the width of the door. There is no door-sized wall to the left or right on which to slide the door when open, as is typical for barn doors.
So, when open, the door will need to slide into free space in the hallway.
Is there any hardware designed for such an application?
I can imagine, perhaps, wheels mounted under the door to support the weight. And then a rail on top to somewhat guide the movement, only from the left, but not support the door.
Vintage hardware and technology preferred, if possible, to match the door and apartment.
Any alternative suggestions are welcome as well.