Asked on May 10, 2017

How can I make sliding doors to cover my patio door?

PatGma Kirk

Answered

I would like to know how to make two sliding (barn style) doors to cover my patio door at night. The retail barn doors are too heavy. How and where can I get something similar to slide over on the inside of the house over my patio doors. I like the light during the day but would love to close it at night. Door are in the kitchen.
2 answers
  • Gma Kirk
    on May 10, 2017

    not sure how wide your patio door is, but if it's 8 foot or less, you can get two sheets of plywood. Use the higher quality so it can be stained & has a decent surface. Edge each piece with 1x4's with either an X in the center or a Z, as you prefer. Stain same color as the plywood. You can find inexpensive barn door hardware on amazon. Good luck with your project. Post pictures of your finished doors!
  • Pat
    on May 10, 2017

    My first thought was to get the barn door fixture and use lighter weight doors for your patio door. Second thought, how about curtains with rings put on a black wrought iron rod to pull over your door in the evenings?
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