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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  • Elizabeth R Krogsdale Elizabeth R Krogsdale on Nov 16, 2021

    The idea is great.

    is this door for decoration purposes? I see when closed , it doesn’t cover the opening space. Three boars, in my opinion would work better.

  • Patti Winter Patti Winter on Nov 21, 2021

    I noticed you had light switches did you have to move them?

  • Madeline Madeline on Nov 22, 2021

    How can I make a copy of the plans for this project ? TY

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  • Mary Russell Mary Russell on Nov 19, 2022

    Personally, I never even liked the barn doors we had on our actual barn,so don't think I'd ever put them in my house.

  • MTzilla MTzilla 10 hours ago

    Awesome focal piece! Love that you chose boards with knots & grain character & let that show thru. I think it looks GR8 just the way it is!! Kudos!