Rollup Faux Barn Style Garage Door

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Project by RJ2 posted 09-01-2014 12:50 AM 2800 views 9 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch


The wife wanted a barn door style roll up on the Beemer Hole ,Wanted it to match the 4” thick Front mahogany entry door , which is in the same line of site, from the street view.We had a quote on one , but they were actually fiberglass, tinted to a mahogany color, and came in at 7K. I had a lot of extra african mahogany i needed to get rid of so I started up the planer ,before I changed my mind. Kinda like doing the woodworkers Impulse Demo really quick, to insure the project actually gets started. Man , is it so smooth and quiet with the extra weight. The door started as a regular Clopay 7X10 ,4section , hurricane code rollup. With the extra weight, it was necessary to weigh finished door, then order new springs and cones cut to new specs, and installed. I was doing postings along the way with pics, in the forums , but I guess this one qualifies for finished ,so I could post it in finished projects . Now off to transform all pocket and Bi fold doors to sliding barn door style , making the wheels out of purple heart and b putting 2 ” ball bearings in them ridding on a 3/8” X3 steel Bar .


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Mr M's Woodshop

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#1 posted 09-01-2014 01:07 AM

This is a fabulous addition to your home, and quite a conversation piece.

-- Henry Mowry, Santa Clarita, CA,

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#2 posted 09-01-2014 01:15 AM

Outstanding, way cool!

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#3 posted 09-01-2014 01:31 AM

Quite extraordinary! Lots of “curb appeal” and unique craftsmanship.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#4 posted 09-01-2014 01:35 PM

That’s remarkable and beautiful…but after reviewing your other projects, I’m not surprised. You’ve got some real skills and aren’t afraid to use them!!
Great work!

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#5 posted 09-01-2014 01:48 PM

great looking project

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#6 posted 09-01-2014 07:43 PM

that is fantastic … guessing the door goes straight up ??

-- John

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#7 posted 09-01-2014 08:41 PM

That is awesome. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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Scott Oldre

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#8 posted 09-01-2014 10:13 PM

that’s a top 10 awesome door.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#9 posted 09-01-2014 10:43 PM

Vary nice work, it looks like a real working barn door.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#10 posted 09-02-2014 01:28 AM

oh yea baby…i love this, i could not tell it was a roll up door, this is really good, maybe you should do these on the side of your regular job, its goes handsomely with your front door, you certainly sold me…i bet you got some kudoes with your wife…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#11 posted 09-02-2014 10:42 AM

Amazing work Sir… If I may be so nosey… did you start with wood sections that were the size of the door panels and apply your barn door to that?

-- David, Norwood Mass,

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#12 posted 09-02-2014 02:02 PM

Awesome ! Hat’s off ! Amazing work ! Thanks for sharing.



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#13 posted 09-03-2014 04:15 PM

I bet you make your neighbors’ houses look like the “projects” by comparison.

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#14 posted 11-06-2014 02:20 PM

Amazing work Sir… If I may be so nosey… did you start with wood sections that were the size of the door panels and apply your barn door to that?

- xraydav

I did 8- 21” X60” ext Masonite panels, applied the
African mahogany , dressed down to 5/16” then the cedar3/4” x 4 “and 6” stiles and rails.
Backed the metal door skin with plywood and glued and shot the 8 panels up with the finish gun.


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