DIY Barn Door
Have you ever thought about making your own barn door? I looked at ones to purchase but the price tag was a bit out of my budget. So I made my own.
I started with tongue and groove planks from Home Depot. I used wood glue to glue them together and then held the pieces in place with clamps and painters tape.
I wanted my door to be roughly 36 x 84 inches. I used 10 of the planks. Once I had them all fastened and glued I used a baby wipe to wipe up any excess glue and let them dry overnight.
Once the glue dried I added 1 x 3 in. pieces of pine. Also from Home Depot. I added this trim on the outside edges of the entire door using wood glue and then clamped the pieces in place.
I also added a piece of 1 x 3 in the middle of the door. This, along with the edge pieces helps hold the door together. Now to secure the backside.
To secure the back I used a 1 x 3 in the middle and leftover pieces of the tongue and groove on the top and bottom. This side will be seen from the kitchen when the door is closed.
Before staining it, I brought it in and placed it over the door to make sure it was a perfect fit. I love all the knots and imperfections in the wood. Perfectly rustic.
For the stain, I mixed equal parts of Early American and Classic Gray. I used what I had on hand but I would highly recommend when mixing stains, that you use the same brand and type of stain.
I bought the hardware to hang the door on Amazon. I got the 6.6 ft. size. It was fairly easy to install but it did take both me and my husband to get the job done.
The handle is also from Amazon. I love how this project turned out. It adds a lot of character to this wall and hides the kitchen when guests come over if the kitchen isn't clean. That's a win!
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