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Project by scarpenter002 posted 12-03-2016 10:15 PM 687 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I decided to close in a loft in my shop to keep sawdust off the furniture I store in the loft. Rather than something plain, I decided to try my hand at some sliding barn doors. These are not large doors, but it was still a fun project.

Construction

  • 1×4 Rough Western Cedar
  • 5mm Plywood Underlayment
  • Cedar frame assembled using pocket holes
  • Plywood attached using staples
  • Sliding Barn Door hardware kit ordered online

Thanks for looking,
Scott

-- Scott in Texas





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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 12-04-2016 06:14 PM

This is a very nice set of doors. Sliding doors quite often conserve space.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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scarpenter002

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#2 posted 12-04-2016 08:17 PM

Thank you Charles.

-- Scott in Texas

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#3 posted 12-06-2016 04:48 PM

Very nice, looks good.
A couple of observations…......with all the room to the right of the doors, I think I would have opted to make one big door that slides strictly from the opening to the right. Instead of 2 doors, one going in each direction from the opening. But that is just a matter of individual preference.
One thing for sure, its time to paint that plywood wall white to allow for those beautiful doors to stand out. They are getting lost in the wood wash right now.
Well done.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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scarpenter002

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#4 posted 12-10-2016 04:11 PM

Thanks Mike.

Yes, I plan to paint the walls to allow the doors to stand out and be more of a focal point… eventually.
As for one door vs two doors, I originally planned for the door opening to be wider, requiring two doors. As I redesigned the wall, I never reconsidered moving back to a single door. Not sure why. But I do like the balanced look of two doors and it is was a fun project.

-- Scott in Texas

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MT_Stringer

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#5 posted 12-17-2016 02:44 AM

Scott, do you have a link to the hardware vendor?

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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scarpenter002

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#6 posted 12-17-2016 12:38 PM

Hi Mike,

I bought it off Amazon. Here is the link. They have a number of kits with various designs. The rails have the holes at 17 1/4” OC. But in my case, I had access to add blocking as necessary to meet my needs. Here is the link:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01L6GPNP8/ref=ohauidetailpageo01s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

-- Scott in Texas

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MT_Stringer

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#7 posted 12-17-2016 05:40 PM



Hi Mike,

I bought it off Amazon. Here is the link. They have a number of kits with various designs. The rails have the holes at 17 1/4” OC. But in my case, I had access to add blocking as necessary to meet my needs. Here is the link:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01L6GPNP8/ref=ohauidetailpageo01s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

- scarpenter002

Got it . Thanks. That may be exactly what we will need. My son-in-law’s family is buying a house and they are wanting to add a door(s) where there is only an arched opening now. I sent my daughter the link to this project and she likes what you did, so… :-)
Mike

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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