How to Build a Barn Door
- Created on Saturday, 01 April 2017 13:53
- Last Updated on Sunday, 02 April 2017 13:25
- Written by Mary Katrina Hansen
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I made this sliding barn door for our toilet closet in our guest suite. I used pine boards, wood glue, and short drywall screws.
I love the way it turned out. I was going to fill in all the screw recesses but decided I liked the old world charm it added.
Since we didn't have anywhere to hang towels, I attached 4 towel hangers, so now it serves two purposes.
I installed this gate hook I found at Lowes to lock it from the inside.
Then I added thin molding strips to cover up cracks from some uneven boards. I bought the cheaper pine boards so they weren't exactly straight, but I really liked this because it gives the barn door more character. The molding strips also gives you something to hold on to while sliding the door open and shut. Otherwise, I would have installed a recessed pull.
Below is what it looked like before I stained it red. I made this on my kitchen floor. I laid all the boards down and glued and screwed them together. I used wider boards at the top and bottom. It was so easy! I looked everywhere to find an old door I could use but couldn't find one that would fit the space. I looked online and they were so expensive so I decided to make one myself.
I wanted to match the stain to the bedspread. I had 3 different color of reds and applied them one at a time while wetting my brush. Then I applied a clear sealer over the entire barn door.
Hope you enjoyed my little red barn door story. Btw, I built this entire bathroom/guest suite myself minus the electric and plumbing.
Below is a before picture. I removed this stud wall and built a new wall under the support beam.