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DIY Barn Doors

I've always thought barn doors were awesome and wanted to put them somewhere in our house, but didn't know where. It finally hit me that barn doors over the existing patio doors in the basement would serve two purposes; the first being for privacy and second for security. The barn doors fit over the existing blinds that we have installed on the patio doors, but I am thinking of taking them off because no sun ever hits the windows due to the deck covering the patio just outside. You can read more about how we made the barn doors here: http://www.diydesignfanatic.com/2013/01/diy-barn-doors.html
Cost: $600 Difficulty: Advanced
Our barn doors add extra security over our basement patio doors.
Here's the barn door unfinished.
We finished the doors off with some interesting hardware.

To see more: http://www.diydesignfanatic.com/2013/01/diy-barn-doors.html

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  • Maureen O'Donovan
    Maureen O'Donovan Johnstown, OH
    on Jan 7, 2013

    Nice!! Looks like a fairly easy project ......hmmmmmm......

  • Parsnippidy Moments
    Parsnippidy Moments Danville, VA
    on Jan 7, 2013

    These look great! I love barn doors, I really want them somewhere in my house too!

  • Z
    on Jan 7, 2013

    Gorgeous. Love the rich dark brown/walnut stain. I'm curious how much this project cost if you don't mind my asking.

  • Diy Design Fanatic
    Diy Design Fanatic Charlotte, NC
    on Jan 7, 2013

    @Z , We didn't keep track of our expenses since it took us so long to finish the project(My husband has been traveling a lot the past few months.) The track & hanging hardware was about $350, $125 on lumber, apx $50 on stain, supplies & screws and we spent about $100 on large pulls and gate latches that we haven't put on yet. That totals $625. Hope that helps.

  • Sherry C
    Sherry C Portland, OR
    on Jan 7, 2013

    What a great way to close off that space when you want some privacy or security. I love the barn door look but I can't think of a single place I could make one work in my home! Yours looks fantastic!

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