Simple Barn Door Build

5 Materials
4 Hours

I had an idea for a simple barn door and wanted to see if I could build it myself.

Measure and frame

Measure doorway to get the measurements you need and use 1x4x8 boards to build frame. I used a staple gun to connect the boards and a miter saw for any cuts.

Add back of door

Finish framing door and add back. I used 4x8 foot 1/4 inch panel board and cut to needed size. I used staple gun to attach back.

Paint and finish

Paint/stain the door to your preference, you may decide to add boards to the back as well, I did not but may do that at a later time. My bathrooms are small and it will be nice not to have door opening into them. I chose to lightly stain it with gray stain and used various waxes to create a look I was happy with.

Finish and hang

I used some dark wax and some white and clear wax to finish front of door. I shopped around for barn door hardware on sale as it can be pricey. Hang the door according to instructions that come with hardware.

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  • William
    on Sep 12, 2020

    Looks great. Always hard to find straight boards. Since they are kiln dried they door may warp over time as it acclimates. Adding boards to the back may prevent or slow the warping.

  • Kevin Watt
    Kevin Watt
    on Sep 21, 2020

    H build a friend to build a fireplace

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