Little Barn Door for Home Security

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Here's a fun idea for covering the peephole on the back of a door.

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We started with five large popsicle sticks. We made a guide to hold the sticks while we duct taped them together.

We measured and cut the sticks to cover the bottom and top. We easily cut through the sticks with scissors. We sanded the edges a little bit and glued the sticks in place.

To make the X pattern on the door, we measured and cut the sticks again. It took a few tries to get the right cut on the sticks, but we had plenty of extra sticks to practice with.

Before we glued the X in place, we stained the door and X-pattern. We used a dark stain we already had from another project. After the stain dried, we glued the X in place.

To make the barn door move, we used six Lego pieces. I have a large Lego collection so this came from my personal stash. If you're not into Legos, you can probably do this with small wheels from the hardware store. We added a half pin to a wheel, and attached a 1 x4 tile to that. The wheel rolls very smoothly.

We used Sugru to attach the handle and wheels in place.

We used Sugru to attach the metal bar to the front door and placed the door on that!

Check out our website for how-to video and more details.

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