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Barn Wood Laundry Door

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Project by TheQueTip posted 08-05-2017 10:17 PM 594 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently replaced a conventional modern door leading to the laundry room with a barn wood door. The prior door opened into the laundry room leaving little room to do anything once you got in there. The wife ‘convinced’ me to replace it….

The barn door is made from reclaimed long leaf pine (rails, stiles, and panels). Mortise and tenon construction was used for the rails and stiles, and grooves for the field panels.

The door finish included 3 coats of Tung Oil and 2 coats of oil based polyurethane (applied about 4 weeks after the Tung oil application).

I am not sure about the age of the barn wood used in the project, but both square (ca. pre 1800) and rectangular (ca.1800-1880’s) iron nails were removed from the wood in its preparation. The 2×4’s showed 75+ years of growth rings (very dense) so would guess that the trees that produced the lumber were planted in the early to mid-1700’s. The wood was very stable and a joy to work with.

-- TheQueTip, Killeen Texas - All tools I've purchased from Harbor Freight eventually became a hammer.





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#1 posted 08-05-2017 11:50 PM

Beautiful door, I love the wood, and rail hardware

-- I love the smell of coffee in the morning, and sawdust in the afternoon

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Mainiac Matt

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#2 posted 08-06-2017 03:34 PM

I love this style for hardware, and you did it justice with a fine looking door

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#3 posted 08-06-2017 05:28 PM

This is a very nice door and the wood is beautiful.

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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#4 posted 08-06-2017 11:54 PM

Looks great, I love that old pine and the black of the hardware.

-- Jeff Coulam, Lakeway Texas

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