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.
Simple Barn Door Build
I had an idea for a simple barn door and wanted to see if I could build it myself.
Measure and frame
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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