Diy Barn Door

Beachwood Place LLC
by Beachwood Place LLC
4 Materials
2 Days

I’ve always wanted to learn how to build a barn door. Our house is more traditional, but I was determined to make it work!

This is the area the door will hang. The door won’t cover the entire area, but it also serves as an art piece!

Once I measured the height and width that I wanted the planks to be, I went to Home Depot to pick them out. These were the widest ones I could find. Two were just perfect, any more would have been too wide.

I just wanted a simple design, not your typical barn door style, more like a modern twist if you like!

The hardware I chose was 6’ wide, the perfect size for this area. I found it on Amazon for only $35. When it arrived one part of it was a different color, but I decided to spray it black instead of waiting to return and receive another one!

My husband attached the hardware, then measured where it would go on the wall.

Here, he’s adjusting the hardware

Now that it’s up I’m and happy with the height, it’s ready to be stained and whitewashed.

I used miniwax early American stain on both planks.

  • I wanted to achieve a reclaimed wood look so I mixed one part water and one part latex white paint to make a wash. Using a cloth, I rubbed each plank a little section at a time, then blended in with a dry cloth. I love the outcome. My husband measured and added a plank on the top and bottom of the planks to keep them together. I stained and whitewashed the other side too as you can see it from the dining room.

It came out exactly how I imagined it would. I absolutely love it!

Here is the back side of the door. Wood planks were measured and added to keep it together.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope this has inspired you to create one of your own.

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  • Jlu50434993 Jlu50434993 on Dec 25, 2023

    I really love this it is simple enough for me, did you white wash then stain ? thanks.

  • Jlu50434993 Jlu50434993 on Dec 25, 2023

    I have really been looking for something like this to make for a long time, love it.

  • Jlu50434993 Jlu50434993 on Dec 25, 2023

    Was your planks 1 x 10 ? thanks

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  • Eleanor Eleanor on Nov 20, 2023

    I don’t think she is being catty at all. She just doesn’t like barn doors. I personally think there is a clash between the refinement of the moldings in the dining room and the barn doors. I love the arched doorway as it was and probably would have preferred to do some nice moldings around the door rather than barn doors if it were my own space, but I value creativity and they definitely have that. Rustic just doesn’t feel right in that space. I am not being catty, just giving my opinion. They have a lovely home.

  • Lori kessell Lori kessell on Jan 15, 2024

    I love the look and it is easy enough for me that I want to make 2. I hope mine come out as great as yours