DIY Sliding Barn Doors

3 Materials
1 Day

You can build custom barn doors for as little as $200. These doors will completely transform the look of any room or your entire home.
Choosing Your Material
I prefer Select Pine from Home Depot, it is straight, with few knots, and the clean grain gives it a nice finished look. You can use certainly use the pine from your local lumberyard.
Trick to a straight piece of wood - “sight” wood by looking straight down the board, this way you can see if it’s warped.
Measure and Cut
I have a quick tutorial on my blog showing how to measure your space for the right size of barn door.
#3 Create Your Door
Arrange your boards, add a bead of glue to the edge, and clamp together. Making sure to wipe up any excess glue. Once it is dry, glue down two rails at the top (for hardware) and one at the base. Set with 1 ¼” nails to keep everything secure. Finally, measure and cut your cross brace, glue, and set.
Sand and Dust and Stain
With your sandpaper, smooth the face and edges. Making sure to sand any areas where glue may still be.

After you clean the dust, a stain pad will make coverage quick. Keep a rag handy and wear gloves to protect your skin. Once it’s dry, 2-4 hours, flip and stain the other side.

Trick to an even finish - keep a lot of stain on your pad and work in sections.
Installing the door first makes it easier to apply the top coat to both sides. You can also better see where the hardware will look best. - And Done -

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