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Simple DIY Barn Door Tutorial
Hi it's Amy from Hertoolbelt, back with another building plan. Anissa from House Seven created this beautiful barn door for her home. She graciously let us create a build plan for her door, and you can swing by her blog to check out how she hung it with DIY barn door hardware. Oh and when you check out Anissa's blog, be prepared to stay for a while, her home is gorgeous!
How to Build a DIY Barn Door
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- 2 sheets – 8″ on center plywood siding (48″ x 96″ x 15/32″)
- 4 – 1″ x 6″ x 8′ pine board (actual 3/4″ x 5 1/2″ x 8′)
- 1 1/4″ brad nails
- wood glue
- wood filler
- sand paper
Final cost depends on the type of siding you buy, the material price will range between $60-$100.
|2||15/32″||47 1/4″||96″||Siding – trim lap joints off|
|2||3/4″||5 1/2″||36 1/4″||Pine|
|1||3/4″||5 1/2″||96″ *cut to fit||Pine|
Trim the lap joints off of the siding sheets, approx 1/2″ on one side and 1/4″ on the other (actual widths depends on which style type you buy). Your final width should be about 47 1/4″. Use ample wood glue and glue the backs of the siding pieces together. Press the siding pieces flat and allow to dry.
Trim the length of two 1 x 6's, if necessary, to match the length of the siding. Cut another 1×6 into two 36 1/4″ lengths. Glue and nail with 1 1/4″ brad nails around the siding, flush with the siding edges.
Lay another 1×6 centered on the diagonal, or however you want it placed. Use a straight edge and the inside of the trim as a guide, mark the cut lines on the board. Cut the board to fit within the trim.
Use wood glue and 1 1/4″ brad nails to secure the diagonal piece into place. Allow the glue to dry.
Use wood filler to fill nail holes, cracks and blemishes and allow to dry. Sand the wood filler and door smooth, finish sanding with 120-150 grit paper. Prime the wood and allow to dry. Paint the door and allow to dry.
To hang your barn door and see how she made DIY barn door hardware, check out Anissa's post.
UPDATE: We also recently saw this beauty at the local home show which is pretty much the same design, and how about that color! It looks really similar to Sherwin-Williams Coral Reef like we used here.
Reader Update 09/20/16
Lisa shared with us a photo of the door her husband, Jeremy, built from the plans:
Do you have a photo you'd like to share with us? We'd love to see it!
I'm so glad we have talented people like Amy and Anissa to share amazing things like this with us! And there is even more to come…
Coming up in #ShutTheFrontDoorDIY:
A dreamy garage door makeover